Tanya Scharton-Kersetn and Ruben Carbonell are the chair and vice-chair respectively of the Bioprocessing/Processing Development Group at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

The group is one of eight intellectual exchange organizations supported by the center. The vice-chair is a new position, reflecting the growth of the processing group, which has more than 500 members.

Scharton-Kersten is a consultant at Biologics Consulting Group in Cary. Carbonell is the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and director of the university’s William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science.

Other intellectual exchange groups are:

• Atlantic Coast Chromatin Conference
• North Carolina Plant Molecular Biology Consortium
• RNA Society
• Smaller Eukaryotes Group
• Triangle Virology Association
• Triangle Array Users Group
• Triangle Immunology Interest Group