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Matthias Uhlen, Young-Ki Paik, Xiaohong Qian, Rolf Apweiler, Angelika Gorg, Helmut Meyer, Bochum University, Roman Zubarev, Catherine Fenselau, Peipei Ping, Richard Smith, Walter Bodmer, Eric Johnstone, April Manness

The Human Proteome Organization this week announced the results of its elections held last week. Matthias Uhlen from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and Richard Simpson from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Australia, were elected to HUPO’s executive committee. Uhlen, a member-at-large, will serve in 2008. Simpson, who will be treasurer/chair of the finance committee, will serve from 2008 to 2010.
The following were elected HUPO council members with terms running from 2008 to 2010: In the Asia/Oceana section, Young-Ki Paik from Yonsei University in Korea; Xiaohong Qian from the National Center of Biomedical Analysis in Beijing; and Simpson.
In the Europe/Africa section: Rolf Apweiler from the European Bioinformatics Institute; Angelika Gorg from Munich Technical University; Helmut Meyer from Bochum University in Germany; and Roman Zubarev from Uppsala University.
In the Americas section: Catherine Fenselau from the University of Maryland; Peipei Ping from the University of California, Los Angeles; and Richard Smith from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Oxford Genome Sciences announced this week the appointment of Walter Bodmer to its scientific advisory board. Bodmer is currently head of the Cancer and Immunogenetics Laboratory in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University. Prior to that, he was director general of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. He also had been a professor at Oxford and Stanford University.

Miraculins this week announced the appointment of Eric Johnstone as chief financial officer. He had been controller at the company. He succeeds April Manness who is on maternity leave.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.