Dr. Ian Hunt, Novartis to Speak at BioForward Breakfast


Dr. Ian Hunt, Novartis to Speak at BioForward Breakfast

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Wednesday, February 13th Ian Hunt, head of Protein Sciences for the Center of Proteomic Chemistry at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) campus in Cambridge, MA, will be speaking at BioForward's Madison Monthly Breakfast at the MG&E Innovation Center in the University Research Park from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. The event is sponsored by Aldevron. Location sponsored by University Research Park.

Dr. Hunt's group is responsible for generating tool proteins to support biochemical assays, structural biology, NMR, & biophysics efforts in drug discovery projects across the various therapeutic research areas located in Cambridge. He has held this position since 2011, having previously been head of the protein group in the structural biology unit of CPC, Cambridge.

Prior to working at NIBR, Cambridge Dr. Hunt worked at Novartis Horsham Research Center, UK where he oversaw protein supply for the respiratory disease therapeutic area. Dr. Hunt has worked for Novartis since 2000.

His group has a strong interest in developing new and enabling technologies in protein science, in particular in the field of HT and multi-parallel protein expression strategies.

Dr. Hunt received his Ph.D. from the University of York, UK and has also worked at University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Leeds, UK. He has presented at numerous scientific conferences and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Protein Expression and Purification.

About BioForward

BioForward is the member-driven state association that is the voice of Wisconsin's bioscience industry and a state chapter of the national Biotechnology Industry Organization. We advocate actively on our members' behalf for public policy that supports the industry, save our members money through our Select Savings group purchasing program, and provide a variety of opportunities for connections to funding, partners, customers, and employers and employees through our events and online resources. Our professional, service oriented staff also provide one-on-one support to members with specific requests. Our members include bioscience companies, universities, non-profits, service providers, and government agencies.

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