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Steven Verhoeven

Steven Verhoeven has been named CEO of Hasselt, Belgium-based PCR interpretation software vendor UgenTec, effective Jan. 15, taking over from Wouter Uten. Company founder Uten will transition into the role of chief operational officer. Verhoeven has been head of genomics software for Agilent Technologies in Lexington, Massachusetts, since 2015. Prior to that job, he was COO of Belgian genomics software company Cartagenia.

The Scan

Tara Pacific Expedition Project Team Finds High Diversity Within Coral Reef Microbiome

In papers appearing in Nature Communications and elsewhere, the team reports on findings from the two-year excursion examining coral reefs.

Study Examines Relationship Between Cellular Metabolism, DNA Damage Repair

A new study in Molecular Systems Biology finds that an antioxidant enzyme shifts from mitochondria to the nucleus as part of the DNA damage response.

Stem Cell Systems Target Metastatic Melanoma in Mouse Model

Researchers in Science Translational Medicine describe a pair of stem cell systems aimed at boosting immune responses against metastatic melanoma in the brain.

Open Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas Team Introduces Genomic Data Collection, Analytical Tools

A study in Cell Genomics outlines open-source methods being used to analyze and translate whole-genome, exome, and RNA sequence data from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas.