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People in the News: Danforth Center, Vermillion, and More


Bradley Evans has joined the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as director of its Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry facility.

Evans formerly was at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he was in charge of administration of the scientific core and providing access to instrumentation, experimental design, training, and sample analysis.

Vermillion's board of directors has promoted Eric Schoen to be VP of finance, effective immediately.

Schoen will continue to serve in his current post as company chief accounting officer, which he has held since 2011.

Atossa Genetics said this week that Peter Carbonaro has joined the firm as senior VP of operations, a newly created position.

Carbonaro formerly was VP of operations at Ondine Biomedical, and he spent about five years each at Gilead Sciences and Corus Pharma, which was acquired by Gilead.

He launched his career at Roche Diagnostic Systems, where he was production manager, senior group leader, and associate scientist.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.