The Swiss Louis-Jeantet Foundation this week awarded Matthias Mann its Louis-Jeantet Prize in recognition of his work on protein biomarkers for use as cancer diagnostics.
A director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Mann is the developer of a number of widely used proteomics techniques and platforms, including the SILAC protein labeling method and the MaxQuant bioinformatics software. The prize comes with an award of approximately €580,000 ($765,000).
Pronota CEO and board member Nick McCooke is stepping down to pursue opportunities closer to his home in the UK. He is being replaced Katleen Verlseysen, who was previously the company's chief operating officer.
The company also announced that chairman of the board John Berriman is stepping down and will be replaced by Rudy Dekeyser, managing director of VIB.