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Movers & Shakers: May 14, 2010

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Ben Collins was named this week the Agilent Technologies Newman Fellow in Quantitative Proteomics at the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research.

Steve Pennington, a professor of proteomics at the institute, will supervise Collins' work, which focuses on developing and applying LC-MS methodologies for quantitative proteomics. Research projects range from developing new protein-based methods for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer to identifying strategies for determining the safety of new drugs, Agilent and the institute said in a joint statement.

Agilent and the Proteome Research Center at the institute have a collaboration aimed at developing workflows for the analysis of proteins in biological samples.


Biocius Life Sciences this week named Gregory Werner as its EU sales manager, in conjunction with the firm's creation of a European office.

Prior to joining Biocius, Werner held various positions at SpinX-Technologies, Genset, and Cisbio.

Biocius, headquartered in Woburn, Mass., also said that it has set up a subsidiary located near Geneva to provide sales and service support for its growing European customer base, and has extended its reseller agreements with AB Sciex and Agilent Technologies to include Europe.

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.