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Ulrich Krauss, Peter Juschitz, and Grit Petzholdt-Gühne

Analytik Jena has announced an expansion of its executive board. It has appointed Ulrich Krauss as the executive board's manager of marketing and sales, Peter Juschitz as the chief operating officer, and Grit Petzholdt-Gühne as board member for human resources. 

Krauss comes to Analytik Jena after serving as CEO of Carl Zeiss Vision. Before his appointment as CEO, he was a member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss Meditec for nine years. Juschitz was most recently the technical director at AHT Cooling Systems in Rottenmann, Styria. Before AHT Cooling Systems, he served as CEO of Epcos Kft, a company in the TDK Group based in Szombathely, Hungary. Before her appointment at Analytik Jena, Petzholdt-Gühne held positions in HR management at Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke and the former DaimlerChrylser Group, before heading human resources at Schott AG in Jena from 2004-2013.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.