In the administration group, Claude VIANEY-LIAUD has returned from her one-year sabbatical leave on August 1st.
Several personnel changes have taken place in the receiver group: Yoann SALOMEZ and Baptiste JAMMET have left on June 30th, and Youness BOUTGLAY has started work on August 1st.
In May 2006, Sergio Martin finished his PhD Thesis on ``Chemistry and physics of the interstellar medium in central regions of galaxies''. He has been working on this thesis during the last four years at IRAM Granada. In Fall 2006, he will start as a postdoc at the Harvard CfA. We wish him all the best for his career.
Starting August 21th 2006, Helmut Wiesemeyer, now working at IRAM Grenoble, will be working in IRAM Granada in the astronomy group. Among his duties will be the organisation of the HERA pool, development of data reduction software and other support for the observatory.