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People in the News: Eric Bouvier; Alan Marshall; and More


BG Medicine this week appointed Eric Bouvier as president and CEO. He replaces Pieter Muntendam, who has moved to the role of executive vice president and chief medical officer.

Bouvier was previously head of BioMérieux’s immunoassay business. Before that he was president of Leica Microsystems, a unit of Danaher.

Sera Prognostics this week appointed Jay Boniface vice president of research and development.

Boniface has worked as a scientist and program director at several biotech companies including Myriad Genetics, Myrexis, Prolexys, and Eos Biotechnology.

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities this week named Alan Marshall winner of the ABRF Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies.

Director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory ICR Program, Marshall is one of the inventors of Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. He is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University

The award, which is sponsored by Waters, will be presented at the ABRF annual meeting in March.

Predictive Biosciences has appointed Angelo De Marzo as chief medical officer.

De Marzo previously was a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of pathology, urology, and oncology and director of the Pathology Core for Specialized Cancer Research in prostate cancer. Also at Johns Hopkins, De Marzo was associate director of pathology cancer research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the Tissue Microarray Core Facility.

The Scan

Should've Been Spotted Sooner

Scientists tell the Guardian that SARS-CoV-2 testing issues at a UK lab should have been noticed earlier.

For Martian Fuel

Researchers have outlined a plan to produce rocket fuel on Mars that uses a combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide, frozen water, cyanobacteria, and engineered E. coli, according to Gizmodo.

To Boost Rapid Testing

The Washington Post writes that new US programs aim to boost the availability of rapid at-home SARS-CoV-2 tests.

PNAS Papers on Strawberry Evolution, Cell Cycle Regulators, False-Positive Triplex Gene Editing

In PNAS this week: strawberry pan-genome, cell cycle-related roles for MDM2 and MDMX, and more.