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Irene Kourtis

Australian Genome Research Facility has appointed Irene Kourtis as CEO. Most recently, Kourtis served as CEO of Children First Foundation, a Melbourne-based charity providing lifesaving surgery for children from developing countries. Before her work at Children First Foundation, she served as head of enterprise and business development for the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

The Scan

Science Confidence Boost

The New York Times reports that a new poll finds trust in science and scientists has increased with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Appeal and Funds

Some grant applications denied funding due to an Australian Research Council rule change have now been funded following an appeal, the Guardian reports.

Surveillance for Variants

Vox writes that the detection of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant highlights the need for improved viral genomic surveillance.

Nature Papers Examine Taxonomic Gaps in Plant Sequencing, SARS-CoV-2-Human Interactome

In Nature this week: plant genome sequencing dominated by affluent countries, and more.