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Movers & Shakers: Sep 24, 2009

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The US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Wei-Jun Qian has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award, the laboratory said this week.

As part of the award, which recognizes researchers early in their career, Qian, an analytical chemist, will receive a $1.5 million, five-year grant. The award was based on a proposal by Qian to develop a single test for 20 biomarkers covering cholesterol, liver health, cancer, and other diseases. Currently each test is generally performed separately.

According to PNNL, Qian is studying proteomics and has been at the facility since 2002. In that time, he has published more than 60 scientific papers.

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