Research conducted at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus was highlighted and industry representatives spoke about processes to translate research into commercial products during the second annual IUB Innovation Conference on Thursday, March 31.
The Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research hosted the event, which was headlined by introductions from Keith R. Davis of the Johnson Center; Larry Singell, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Fred Cate, vice president for research.
The event also included presentations from Cheng Kao, Amit Hagar and Matt Bochman of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Hannah Block of the School of Public Health. These researchers received grants through JCITR’s Translational Research Pilot Grant Program to support their work. Several posters from Bloomington researchers also were on display during the event.
Industry representatives included Michael Hiles of Cook Biotech Inc., Adam Zlotnick of Assembly Biosciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Maria J. Blanco of Eli Lilly and Co.
Bill Brizzard of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. recognized Bloomington researchers whose work was patented during the last year, including: David Clemmer and his group, Silas Cook, Richard DiMarchi and his group, Larry Thibos and Binbin Kou.
JCITR officials announced they are accepting applications through April 8 for the second round of funding through its Pilot Grant Program. Funding will be available June 1.