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People in the News: Jun 29, 2011

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Saskia Biskup, co-founder and CEO of the Center for Genomics and Transcriptomics in Tübingen, Germany, has won the German Business Founder award, which is awarded each year for "exemplary achievement in developing innovative and stable business ideas, as well as for setting up new companies."

Biskup won in the startup category. Biskup has served as a group leader at the University of Tübingen's Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a PhD and an MD from the University of Würzburg.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.