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Movers & Shakers: Sep 2, 2011

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Duncan Hall has joined Thermo Fisher Scientific as European regional marketing manager for the company's microbiology division.

Hall previously served as commercial director and sales and marketing director at Roslin, UK-based Arrayjet for six years. Before that, he was a product specialist at Agilent Technologies and an account manager at Genomic Solutions.


SpringFire Laboratory Network has hired Gregory Stelzer to be scientific director.

Stelzer most recently was senior VP of advanced development at Nodality, and he was chief science officer at Exagen Diagnostics, Esoterix (a subsidiary of Laboratory Corporation of America), and Cytometry Associates.


Ramesh Ramanathan has been named chairman of the executive board of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Team, an international network of clinical trial sites organized by the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

Ramanathan is deputy director of TGen's Clinical Translational Research division and he is medical director of the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.