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Adrian Hugenmatter

Knowledge Center Heads
Director of Protein Engineering
Dr. Adrian Hugenmatter joined ChEM-H in 2021 and is leading the Protein Therapeutics Knowledge Center. In this role he is also responsible for IMAs Protein Therapeutic module. Dr. Hugenmatter received his PhD in the laboratory of Prof. Donald Hilvert at the Swiss Federal Institute of Zurich (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), where he gained initial experience in enzymology, antibody engineering and directed evolution. Fascinated by protein engineering, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Dan Tawfik at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), where he studied molecular evolution and its application in protein design. Afterwards, Dr. Hugenmatter worked as a research scientist and team leader at Roche for more than a decade. During that time, he was involved in the development and optimization several antibody lead candidates for therapeutic applications in Neuroscience and Oncology.