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Movers & Shakers: May 13, 2011


Waters this week named the Proteomics Core Facility at the Duke University School of Medicine one of its Centers of Innovation and recognized the facility's director Arthur Moseley for his research.

The Duke Proteomics Core serves the Duke University of School of Medicine, the Insitute for Genome Sciences & Policy, and the Duke Cancer Institute with protein characterization resources.

The Waters Centers of Innovation Program is meant to recognize and support the efforts of scientists using mass spec and LC to make scientific breakthroughs, the company said.

Waters also this week appointed William Curry, who currently serves as company VP and corporate controller, to the post of principal accounting officer. Curry has been at the firm as a corporate controller since 1999.

Proteros Biostructures has appointed David Lemus to take over the role of chairman of the board, and Rainer Metternich to be deputy chairman of the board, the protein structure and analysis company said this week.

Lemus formerly was executive VP and CFO at MorphoSys, where he spent 13 years and helped the firm become a public company. Metternich, who previously was VP and basic research site head at Merck, and is currently chief operating officer and chief business officer at Caprotec Bioanalytics, will head Proteros' R&D/Lead Discovery committee.

The Scan

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.