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Movers & Shakers: Jul 1, 2011


Stephen Pennington and Michelle Cilia have been named the winners of the Integromics Proteomics Mass Spectrometry Research Grant competition, which aims to recognize creative use of the company's OmicsHub proteomics informatics tool. Both will receive a free one-year license to OmicsHub.

Pennington is a professor at University College Dublin. Under the grant he plans to work on improving clinical utility of mass spec-based protein biomarker assays.

Cilia is a scientist in the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and plans to use the grant in clinical validation studies of proteomic phenotypes developed for aphids and other insects that transmit plant viruses.

Jeffrey Peterson has joined Pressure BioSciences' board of directors.

Peterson is the CEO of Target Discovery. Previously he was CEO and general manager of Abbott South Africa. He was elected to the board contingent on the purchase of an aggregate of at least $500,000 worth of units in a private placement last week by Clayton Struve.