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John Yates, Don Hunt, Steven Rash, Tim Novak, Ira Goldknopf, Karin Eastham


John Yates this week won the Biemann medal at ASMS 2004 in Nashville, Tenn. The medal, presented in honor of Klaus Biemann, recognizes a “signiciant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry made by an individual early in his or her career.” Yates won for the early work he did on SEQUEST while working in Don Hunt’s lab at the University of Virginia in the mid-1980s.

Steven Rash has become chairman and CEO of Power3 Medical Products, replacing Tim Novak, who resigned. Ira Goldknopf will become the company’s CSO. Paul Gray has resigned as CFO, secretary, and treasurer and will be replaced soon, according to the company. The management changes occurred in connection with Power3’s acqui-sition of proteomics company ProteEx of The Woodlands, Texas (see PM 5-21-04).

Karin Eastham has become executive vice president and chief oper-ating officer of the La Jolla, Calif.-based Burnham Institute. She will also join the institute’s board of trustees.

Eastham joins the Burnham Institute from Diversa, where she was senior vice president for finance, chief financial officer, and secretary. She earned an MBA and a BS from Indiana University and is a certified public accountant.


The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.