Friday, June 29, 2007

And another one hits the road...

(Mr. B. thanks a friend for calling this to his attention.)

From BigU's Biotechnology Gateway:

Flickinger leaves BTI for N.C. State

The BioTechnology Institute's Michael C. Flickinger, Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, has accepted a joint appointment with North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, as Professor of Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Engineering located on the Centennial Campus. Beginning this August, he will also be Associate Director for Curriculum of the new Golden Leaf Biomanufacturing, Training and Education Center (BTEC), the largest bioprocess and biomanufacturing training center of its kind on a U.S. academic campus.

It is going to be difficult to complete the Ten Year March to Greatness when we can't keep the good people we've got. NC State is an interesting institution. They have also recently recruited a world-class mass spec/proteomics person (David Muddiman) from Mayo. It's hard to be humble at BigU when you have ambitious aspirations, but maybe it would be a more productive strategy to try to keep the good people we have?


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