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Ruedi Aebersold, Katia Sol-Church

Ruedi Aebersold was awarded the ABRF Award this week at the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities’ annual conference. The award recognizes contributions by an individual to biomolecular technologies and applications. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology and a full faculty member. He is also a professor of molecular systems biology at the Federal Technical University in Zurich and the University of Zurich.

Katia Sol-Church was awarded the first ABRF Outstanding Research Group/Committee Member of the Year. The award is presented to a member of a Research Group or Committee who ABRF’s executive board feels “represents the best qualities of our members in terms of their service, expertise, and dedication” to the association. Sol-Church is lab director at the Al duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.
She currently is on the Nucleic Acids Research Group and was previously on the Fragment analysis Research Group where she served as chair. She also was chair of the DSRG/FARG/NSRG join research project.

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.