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People in the News: Waters Recognizes Marcos Eberlin and More

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Waters this week named the Thomson Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at Brazil's University of Campinas a Waters Center of Innovation. The Thomson Laboratory is directed by Marcos Eberlin, who was cited by Waters for his "contributions in the field of mass spectrometry."

Eberlin is the co-founder and president of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation and is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Science. His laboratory hosts one of the world's largest mass spec research teams, performing research into proteomics and peptidomics, as well as a number of other areas.


Definiens this week appointed Martin Stuart executive vice president and general manager for North America and Asia Pacific.

Previously, Stuart was senior vice president and general manager of Aperio. Before that he was global vice president of sales and services for Entropia.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.