Conference to Showcase IU Discoveries

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Keith Davis is director of the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research. Keith Davis is director of the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research.

An event Thursday in Bloomington will focus on commercialization and intellectual property linked to Indiana University. The second annual Bloomington Innovation Conference will feature presentations and help connect faculty and researchers with potential partners and resources.

The event is put together by the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research. Director Keith Davis says "presenters will have the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their work through discussions with attendees from both the Bloomington campus and regional industry partners. We see this conference as a key activity of the JCITR and hope we can foster more industry-academic collaborations in Bloomington."

The lineup is slated to include Bloomington-based Cook Biotech Inc. Chief Scientific Officer Michael Hiles, Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Discovery Chemistry Research & Technologies Director Maria Blanco, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Assembly Biosciences co-founder Adam Zlotnick and JCITR Translational Research pilot grant recipients.

The conference is set for 9 a.m. at the Indiana Memorial Union, Biddle Hotel and Conference Center.

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