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Pierre Boulud

BioMérieux has appointed Pierre Boulud to the position of Corporate VP for the Asia Pacific region. He joins the company's executive committee and will report directly to CEO Alexandre Mérieux. Boulud will also be in charge of BioMérieux's portfolio and strategic planning starting on January 1, 2017. Before joining BioMérieux, Boulud worked for 14 years at Ipsen, where he held various positions including head of the strategy and business development and executive vice president, specialty care commercial operations. Before he joined Ipsen, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group where he was in charge of strategic consulting assignments.

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.