Aug 25, 2014
Date: Friday 29th August, 2014
Time: 4:30pm networking, Presentation 5pm followed by drinks and nibbles.
Venue: SBS Reception Lounge (Common Room), School of Biological Sciences
Guest Speaker: NZBIO CEO, Dr Will Barker - ‘From Breaking Bad to NZBIO’
Dr Will Barker has (very) recently been appointed as CEO of NZBIO.
Prior to joining NZBIO, Will spent 6 years as VP External Affairs at LanzaTech, where he led the global commercialisation activities. Those activities included: implementation of a market dominant patent strategy, negotiation and securing of high value partnerships with global Fortune 500 companies and closing financing transactions in excess of $100M.
Since arriving in NZ in 2000, Will has held Post-Doctoral research positions, investigated methamphetamine laboratories and had time to train as a registered patent attorney. Will’s PhD is in synthetic chemistry from the University of Leicester in the UK.
Come meet Will, next Friday, to hear about his very interesting career to date and aspirations for the future. Don’t miss out on a night of great company and conversation, with drinks and nibbles provided.
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Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology
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