Profile of Dr Jon Hutchinson
Jon is an enzymologist with 20 years’ experience of drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. After graduating in chemistry at the University of Durham, Jon completed a PhD at Imperial College studying mechanisms of chaperone assisted protein folding. He then undertook post-doctoral studies at the National Institute for Medical Research utilising stopped-flow, biophysical and structural techniques to investigate mechanisms of nucleotide exchange in small G-proteins. He joined GSK in 2000. Jon has a particular interest in mechanistic evaluation of enzymes and inhibitors, biochemical assay development, screening and lead generation, and leadership of early stage discovery programmes.