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

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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

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.