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Doug Liu, Mark Gladwell, Laura Furmanski

Doug Liu is retiring from his role as senior vice president of global operations at Qiagen, CEO Peer Schatz said during an earnings call this week. He will be succeeded by Mark Gladwell, who joined the company from Alere, where he most recently served as senior vice president of global operations. 

In addition, Schatz said that Laura Furmanski, senior vice president of the bioinformatics business area, has resigned from the company. A search for her successor is in an advanced stage, Schatz said.

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.