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Gregory Schiffman

Lion Biotechnologies has appointed Gregory Schiffman as CFO. Schiffman brings fifteen years of experience holding leadership roles in financial operations and strategy in publicly-traded healthcare companies, such as Dendreon, Affymetrix, and Applied Biosystems. Most recently, he served as executive vice president and CFO of StemCells. Prior to StemCells, Schiffman served as executive vice president and CFO of Dendron. Before his work in the healthcare industry, he held roles of increasing responsibility at Hewlett Packard, including serving as controller of its European personal computer manufacturing and distribution operations in Grenoble, France, and as manufacturing and controller of its Netmetrix division.

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.