Dr. Ian Hunt, Novartis to Speak at BioForward Breakfast

  Dr. Ian Hunt, Novartis to Speak at BioForward Breakfast

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MADISON, Wis. -- February 4, 2013

On Wednesday, February 13^th 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

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Wisconsin’s bioscience industry and a state chapter of the national
Biotechnology Industry Organization. We advocate actively on our members’
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Brian Moeller, 608-204-6229
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