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John Berriman, Albert Friesen, Phiet Bui, Jim Charlton, Peter de Visser, Ted Paetkau, Ronald Beavis

John Berriman was appointed chairman of Pronota’s board this week. Berriman is chairman of Algeta ASA and a board member of MicroMet, Ablynx and Oxxon Therapeutics Holdings. Based in Ghent, Belgium, Pronota, formerly known as Peakadilly, provides protein discovery and analysis services and conducts its own blood-based biomarker discovery.

Miraculins this week announced the reelection of the following to the company’s board: Albert Friesen; Phiet Bui; Jim Charlton; Peter de Visser; and Ted Paetkau.

Ronald Beavis was appointed Canada Research Chair in Experimental Bioinformatics, the University of British Columbia announced this week. Beavis is a member of the university’s Biomedical Research Center and is working on creating a library of peptides. The chair is a federally funded research position and is designed to build Canada’s research capacity.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.