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SLAS heads back to the east coast for SLAS2017, Feb. 4-8, Washington, DC. Keynote speakers are Jennifer A. Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., NIH investigator; and Rachel Swaby, author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World.

Today's Announcements
  • Coffee service begins at 7:45 a.m. in the Ballroom 6 Lobby
  • Special Interest Group meetings begin at 8:00 a.m. and again at Noon
  • SLAS New Product Awards are announced at 9:15 a.m. in the Exhibition
  • Scientific sessions begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Exhibition is open 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Passport to Prizes winners are announced in the SLAS Member Center at 11:45 a.m.
  • Vote for your favorite Art of Science Finalist in the SLAS Member Center
  • The JALA & JBS Author Workshop: How to Get Your Work Published is from 8:00-9:15 a.m. in Room 14A
  • Lunch is offered in the Exhibition from 11:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Closing keynote presenter Adam Diedrich Steltzner speaks at 3:45 p.m.
  • Announcement of the 2016 SLAS Innovation Award follows

2016 SLAS Innovation Award Winner Named Today
The SLAS Innovation Award recognizes the stellar work behind that one unique and special podium presentation at the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition. From a field of outstanding contenders and a judging process from abstract submissions through San Diego presentations, one winner is honored with the $10,000 cash prize following the 3:45 p.m. closing keynote presentation in Room 6AB. Be there to witness this chapter in SLAS history. See past winners.

Still Time to Complete Your Passport to Prizes
Passport to Prizes exhibitors not only have exciting information to provide you about their products and services, but they hold the ‘stamp’ that helps you fully complete your card. There is still time to complete your card for a chance to win incredible prizes at the 11:45 a.m. drawing. Only those present at the prize drawing will be eligible to win. The Exhibition is open from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Adam Diedrich Steltzner: The Right Kind of Crazy – A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovation
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Room 6AB
Sponsored by

SteltznerAdam Diedrich Steltzner is a renowned aeronautics engineer from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). With a rich and varied background, Steltzner had many of the needed skills to lead the landing team for the Curiosity rover, but his team would struggle for almost a decade with design challenges and setbacks. The challenges he faced and the lessons learned from those struggles can help one understand how to better lead high performing teams, manage innovation and drive towards excellence.

Presentation Recording Notice: Wednesday
The following podium presentations are being recorded today for on-demand access following SLAS2016. Full Conference attendees and dues paying members will be sent a notice/link when they are available.

Jason Cassaday: Development of a Platform to Enable Fully Automated Cross-Titration Experiments (10:30 a.m.)

Tiffany Chen: Identifying Druggable Cells: Automated Methods for High-Content Single-Cell Screening (1:30 p.m.)

Peter Tonge: Drug-Target Residence Time: Target Engagement, Target Vulnerability and Predictions of in Vivo Drug Activity (1:30 p.m.)

JALA & JBS Author Workshop: How to Get Your Work Published
Edward Chow, 8:00-9:15 a.m., Room 14A
There is no magic bullet, but there are important tips that every prospective author should know before submitting a scientific manuscript for consideration by a peer-reviewed journal. Edward Chow, Ph.D., of National University of Singapore (editor-in-chief of the Journal of Laboratory Automation) shares step-by-step advice on how to design and write scientific research papers more clearly and effectively to improve their chances for successful publication. Attendees learn what editors want, what they don't want and how reviewers evaluate manuscripts. Breakfast is served.

Today's SLAS Special Interest Group Meetings
SLAS Special Interest Groups meet at two times today:

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Academic Drug Discovery (Room 2)
Automation Quality Control (Room 11B)
Compound Combination (Room 10)
Drug Repurposing (Room 9)
Informatics (Room 17A)
Labware Leachables (Room 11A)
Women Professionals in Science and Technology (Room 18)

Noon-1:15 p.m.

ADMET (Room 18)
Automated Sample Preparation of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms (Room 17A)
Phenotypic Drug Discovery (Room 2)
Standards Initiatives (Room 16B)

Upcoming SLAS Journal Special Issues
Share your notable achievements with the community and publish in the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) and the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA). Scientific manuscripts are accepted on an ongoing basis from SLAS members and nonmembers. In addition, manuscript proposals for the following special issues are being accepted now:

Cancer Metabolism
(JBS manuscript proposals due April 1, 2016)

Micro and Nanotechnologies for Quantitative Biology and Medicine
(JALA manuscript proposals due April 1, 2016)

Personalized and Precision Medicine
(JALA manuscript proposals due June 1, 2016)

Quantitative Imaging in Life Sciences and Biomedical Research
(JALA manuscript proposals due April 1, 2017)

SLAS Educational Fund Established in 2015
The SLAS Educational Fund facilitates educational opportunities for deserving students who aspire to become professional scientists and researchers that develop and utilize innovative technologies. It plays a critical role in the educational process by providing scholarships to qualified institutions and by enabling direct learning opportunities to students from across the globe. Its first award will be announced in April 2016, when the 2016 SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program awardee is named. Support the SLAS Educational Fund.

Advancing Scientific Innovation with ADE: FREE at JALA Online

Acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) technology is the focus of the February 2016 special issue of the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA). The issue, now available online with free public access sponsored by Labcyte Inc. showcases 22 original scientific reports that share diverse peer-reviewed perspectives on how new ADE capabilities are changing the way that science is done. “ADE is not another evolutionary step in the lab. It is correctly described as truly revolutionary,” say special issue guest editors Joe Olechno, Clive Green and Lynn Rasmussen.

One paper featured in this issue is based on the 2015 SLAS Innovation Award-winning presentation “Novel Acoustic Loading of a Mass Spectrometer – Towards Next Generation High-Throughput MS Screening." It describes the first-ever coupling of mass spectrometry with ADE to analyze as many as three assays per second. A live recording of this SLAS2015 presentation by Jonathan Wingfield of AstraZeneca also is available for free public viewing courtesy of Labcyte Inc.

Mark Your Calendar for SLAS Webinars
These one-hour sessions are free to dues-paying SLAS members and are presented by the official journals of SLAS, the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) and the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA).

March 24, 2016
The SmartLab of the Future: Bench-Top Lab-Automation with the PetriJet and NutriJet Platforms
Felix Lenk, Ph.D., Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

April 6, 2016
Fully Automated 3D Cell Culture Provides Standardized, Biologically Relevant, and High Production for Human Cells
Robin A. Felder, Ph.D., The University of Virginia

Be sure to view the complete SLAS On Demand library.

Thank You SLAS2016 Strategic Alliance Partners

SLAS2017, Feb. 4-8, Washington, DC
Mark your calendar for next year’s SLAS International Conference and Exhibition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Keynote speakers are Jennifer A. Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., NIH investigator; and Rachel Swaby, author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World. Make plans to submit your scientific work to the podium or poster program when abstract submission opens in April 2016.

Be Part of the Planning!
Watch your e-mail for an invitation to complete the SLAS2016 Conference Evaluation. Your feedback shapes plans for future SLAS conferences – including SLAS2017!

  See the BionicOpter Fly!

At Festo booth # 1123, watch the BionicOpter, a remote controlled dragonfly, take flight in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings.”

Promoted by: Festo Corporation

  Sias joins Tecan — booth 831
Sias – a leading OEM supplier of laboratory automation solutions – has joined the Tecan Group, adding complementary new platforms, capabilities and expertise to customers of Tecan Partnering.

Promoted by: Sias Empowered with Tecan

  Booth #1749
AMSBIO offers direct, real-time analysis of cellular respiration and mitochondrial function in 96 or 384-well fluorescence format. MitoXpress Xtra assay measures extracellular oxygen consumption rates in whole cell populations

Promoted by: AMSBIO

  Certified Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Providing high quality laboratory instruments along with Integration and specialized method development.

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Promoted by: Biodirect Inc.

  Booth #1647 - NG Sequencing: Large DNA Fragments

Digilab NG Shearing- for Genomic & Paired End Library Construction, High Throughput, Long Reads - uniform & reproducible large fragments with ‘Next’ & 3rd Generation Sequencers

Promoted by: Digilab Inc.

  A Cobot For Your Lab?

Meet the collaborative robots from Universal Robots at SLAS booth #352 and find out how you easily and inexpensively automate repetitive tasks in your lab.

Promoted by: Universal Robots

  World's 1st DNA Printer @ SLAS2016

Demo SGI-DNA's BioXp™ 3200 System at SLAS2016 booth #701 and learn about improving your molecular biology and protein production workflows for drug discovery.

Promoted by: SGI-DNA, A Synthetic Genomics, Inc. Company


How the Trip to Mars has Changed Us: Adam Steltzner

Ashley and Alyssa Farrrell combine their love of robots and Girl Scout cookies as F.I.R.S.T. exhibitors!

SLAS2016 Career Connections Dan Eustace presents: Negotiation Process – Learn How to Motivate Others to Achieve Win-Win Solutions.


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