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Achim Plum

Curetis has appointed Achim Plum to the newly created role of chief commercial officer, where he will oversee all commercial activities, including international sales, business development, marketing, and medical affairs. Plum joins Curetis from a senior management position at Siemens where he developed in vitro diagnostics. Prior to working at Siemens, Plum was senior vice president of business and strategy at the molecular diagnostics firm Epigenomics. 

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.