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Roman Zubarev, David Simmons, Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Christopher Buckley, Philip Cohen, Emilio Hirsch, Harren Jhoti, Bernhard Kuster, David Middlemiss, David Sabatini, Giulio Superti-Furga, Arthur Weiss

Roman Zubarev has joined the scientific advisory board of Sage-N Research, the company said this week. Zubarev is currently a professor at Uppsala University. He is collaborating with Sage-N on data analysis of electron transfer dissociation and pathway search engines, the company said.


Cellzome this week announced the creation of its scientific board, to be chaired by David Simmons, the company’s chief scientific officer. It also will include Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Harvard Medical School; Christopher Buckley, University of Birmingham, UK; Philip Cohen, University of Dundee; Emilio Hirsch, University of Torino; Harren Jhoti, CEO of Astex Therapeutics; Bernhard Kuster, Technical University, Munich; David Middlemiss, XaviaPharm; David Sabatini, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Giulio Superti-Furga, Center of Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Arthur Weiss, University of California.

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.