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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

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.