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Peter Schulz-Knappe, Robert Petcavich, Robert Bondaryk, Nick Roelofs, David Simmons

Proteome Sciences has hired Peter Schulz-Knappe as R&D director and CSO. Schulz-Knappe will join the firm on Aug. 1 and will split his responsibilities between the company’s headquarters in Cobham, UK, and its laboratories in Frankfurt and London.
Schulz-Knappe was CSO and founder of biomarker-discovery firm BioVision prior to its acquisition by Digilab in February. Prior to that, he led the Lower Saxony Institute of Peptide Chemistry.

Robert Petcavich has left his post as senior vice president and CTO at Lumera to pursue other business interests, according to a company statement. Lumera said that it reorganized into two operational business units earlier this year, which placed technology development under the direction of the business unit heads.

Clinical Data has appointed Robert Bondaryk as general manager and unit head of its Cogenics division.
Formerly an executive vice president and general manager of business development at Proteome Systems, Bondaryk also spent time as vice president of life science and drug discovery at Fisher Scientific. He was vice-president of corporate development at Pharm-Eco Laboratories, co-founder and president of Medtech Capital, and senior consultant at Arthur D. Little.

Agilent Technologies has named Nick Roelofs as vice president and general manager of its life sciences solutions division.
Previously, Roelofs was group operations officer for the life science group at Bio-Rad Laboratories. He also served as chief operating officer of Stratagene. He has held senior positions at Applied Biosystems and Baxter Diagnostic.

David Simmons has joined Cellzome as chief scientific officer.
For the past three years, Simmons was vice-president of inflammation discovery research at Wyeth Research and co-chair of the Inflammation Therapeutic Area Leadership team.
Before Wyeth, he was director of research at Celltech and group director of neuroscience research at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.