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Juan Herrero, Jens Beator, Dario Alessi, Nick Morrice, Kei Sakamoto, Norgen Biotek

Proteopure announced this week Juan Herrero has joined the company as its vice president of marketing and business development. Herrero was an executive associate at the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse. Prior to that, he was vice president of life science and drug discovery at Fisher Scientific International.

Protagen announced this week it has named Jens Beator director of its new Protein Biochips division. He had been director of business development of protein arrays in Europe for Whatman, formerly Schleicher & Schuell BioScience.
In his new position, Beator will be responsible for the technical development of the UNIchip family.

The Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the University of Dundee in Scotland announced the approval of Dario Alessi as deputy director. It also announced that Nick Morrice, head of proteomics in the unit will be promoted to Band 3 from Band 2. Kei Sakamoto, head of the unit’s molecular physiology laboratory will be promoted to Band 4 from Band 3. Both promotions take effect in April.

Norgen Biotek this week launched the micro and maxi formats of the ProteoSpin Endotoxin Removal Kits for proteins and peptides. The company also released mini and maxi formats of its Endotoxin Removal Kits for DNA. The kits allow for removal of endotoxins from DNA, proteins, and peptides in three steps, the company said.

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.