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Free One-on-One Mentoring and Career Counseling at SLAS2017
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Take advantage of insightful and personalized career services for life sciences professionals at SLAS2017. SLAS Career Connections offers free workshops, interview training, resume reviews and mentoring sessions with established professionals in government, industry and academia.

Advance sign-up is strongly encouraged.


SLAS ELN Reports: Driven and Dedicated — Fletcher, Tralau-Stewart and Young Join SLAS Board of Directors
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With a tremendous wealth of life sciences experience from around the globe, three new leaders join the SLAS Board of Directors with dreams for the Society and a willingness to do the hard work to achieve them.

Meet Alan Fletcher, general manager, Discovery Instruments and Reagents, PerkinElmer Discovery and Analytical Solutions; Cathy Tralau-Stewart, associate director, Catalyst Accelerator Program and associate professor therapeutics at the University of California, San Francisco; and Steve Young, vice president, technology, Arcus Biosciences in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

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Maximize the Impact of Your Published Research: Visit the SLAS Journals Information Station at SLAS2017
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SLAS is committed to the success of its journal authors. Learn more at SLAS2017 by visiting the SLAS Journals Information Station (located in the SLAS Member Center in the Exhibition).
  • Meet the publishing team, including SLAS Discovery Editor-in-Chief Robert Campbell of Eli Lilly and Company and SLAS Technology Editor-in-Chief Edward Kai-Hua Chow of the National University of Singapore.
  • Learn about social media and other tools to increase awareness, discoverability and citations of your published papers.
  • Find out more about important author services like ORCID, Kudos and Endnote FastPass.
On Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, attend the SLAS Author Workshop to learn how to prepare a manuscript for publication.

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SLAS2017 Conference App Puts the Latest Information at your Fingertips
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This convenient resource is available now for free download to your iOS (Apple), Android (Google) or Kindle mobile device. Use it to quickly and easily:
  • Scan the latest schedule of events and build your personal itinerary.
  • Preview detailed maps of the convention center and local neighborhoods.
  • Search podium speaker, poster presenter and attendee lists to connect with others (be sure to add your profile so others can find you).
  • Learn how to take notes in the digital poster gallery.
  • Prioritize exhibits to visit by name or category.
To ensure a smooth on-site experience, attendees are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the app prior to arriving SLAS2017.If you previously created an account on the SLAS2017 Event Scheduler or ePoster Gallery, log in to the app with the same username (your e-mail) and password. If you don't know your password, click on "Forgot your password?" on the app main screen. Watch the introductory video.


Always Free: The SLAS2017 Exhibition
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If you can't participate in the SLAS2017 Conference sessions, take what time you do have available to learn about new life sciences technologies in the SLAS2017 Exhibition. Exhibits-Only admission is free.

Join us Monday, Feb. 6 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), Tuesday, Feb. 7 (9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Wednesday, Feb. 8 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) and learn from 300 exhibitors, scientific posters, career services and SLAS Author Services Info Sessions. Exhibit-Only registrants also are welcome to participate in SLAS Special Interest Group meetings, SLAS Author Workshop and even the Tuesday Night Celebration at the Newseum.

Dozens of New Products to Launch at SLAS2017, Feb. 4-8, Washington, DC
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SLAS has become the premier forum for new life sciences product announcements. From AcouSort to Wiley, dozens of leading global technology providers plan to make important new product announcements at SLAS2017.

Be among the first to know what's new and what it can do for you, and register for the SLAS2017 Exhibition today (Exhibition admission is always free).

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2017 SLAS Europe Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting
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The June 6-7 meeting in Copenhagen highlights recent discoveries in the field, including open innovation, selection and quality of screening libraries, and chemoproteomics. Speakers announced to date include:

Mikael Elofsson, Umeå University, Sweden
Morten Jørgensen, Lundbeck, Denmark
Andy Myers, Harvard University, United States
Adam Nelson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Thomas Poulsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Peter Seeberger, MPI, Germany
Kristian Strømgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
John Sutherland, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nicholas Winssinger, Université de Genève, Switzerland

SLAS2017 Short Course Spotlight: Gene Editing for Drug Discovery
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Course instructors John G. Doench of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Samuel A. Hasson of Pfizer Neuroscience believe genome editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9 are reshaping what is possible within the biological sciences.

Discover the possibilities, address the limitations and master the fundamentals of applying these technologies to enhance the pursuit of targets and therapeutics. Gene Editing for Drug Discovery is one of 20 Short Courses to be held at SLAS2017.

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Supercomputing Helps Scientists Come Closer to Tailoring Drug Molecules
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A team of researchers led by biophysicists at the University of Washington have come one step closer to designing tailor-made drug molecules that are more precise and carry fewer side effects than most existing therapeutic compounds. With the help of the Mira supercomputer, located at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, the scientists have successfully designed and verified stable versions of synthetic peptides, components that join together to form proteins. More

ACMG Urges Caution When Editing Embryo Genomes
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The board of directors of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics released a statement outlining their concerns about genome editing technologies in Genetics in Medicine. "Genome editing offers great promise for the future treatment of individuals and families with genetic disorders," the authors write, "but also raises major technological and ethical issues that must be resolved before clinical application." More


Scientists Take First Steps to Growing Human Organs in Pigs
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Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells made up just a tiny part of each embryo, and the embryos were grown for only a few weeks, researchers reported. Such human-animal research has raised ethical concerns. The U.S. government suspended taxpayer funding of experiments in 2015. More

New Technique Could Lead to Safer, More Efficient Uranium Extraction
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The separation of uranium, a key part of the nuclear fuel cycle, could potentially be done more safely and efficiently through a new technique developed by chemistry researchers at Oregon State University. The technique uses soap-like chemicals known as surfactants to extract uranium from an aqueous solution into a kerosene solution in the form of hollow clusters. Aside from fuel preparation, it may also find value in legacy waste treatment and for the cleanup of environmental contamination. More

Simplify Automated Nucleic Acid Analysis

High-throughput genomics and molecular biology workflows demand increasingly sophisticated automation. With a robotic arm interface, the Fragment Analyzer INFINITY Automated CE System can run over 2,400 samples a day, unattended. From genomics to screening for CRISPR gene editing events, it provides an intuitive user experience, simplifying automated nucleic acid analysis.

Engineered Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Provide Biomedical Insights    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Biomedical researchers have engineered the first examples of biomimetic structures composed from a mysterious class of proteins that lack any sort of internal structure. In a paper titled, "Programming molecular self-assembly of intrinsically disordered proteins containing sequences of low complexity," and published in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers reveal the ability to control the self-assembly and disassembly of these structures in an organized manner. More


US Science Community Reacts to Trump Administration
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Scientists and science advocates are among millions expressing concern over U.S. President Donald J. Trump's first days in office. Some moves by the Administration will affect chemists, especially those working at federal agencies. News reports about orders that allegedly restrict communication of federal science as well as a presidential directive that halts hiring of scientists and others drew reactions ranging from concern to outrage. More

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Meet KMC Systems - SLAS Booth#1601
KMC Systems is a leading provider of engineering services and contract manufacturing for the development, design and production of medical and life sciences instrumentation. We specialize in developing mechanized processes for tightly controlled and highly automated systems and manufacturing complex, highly-regulated instruments for the clinical environment. Visit KMC at Booth#1601.
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Description of Hydration Water in Protein (Green Fluorescent Protein) Solution
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The structurally and dynamically perturbed hydration shells that surround proteins and biomolecules have a substantial influence upon their function and stability. This makes the extent and degree of water perturbation of practical interest for general biological study and industrial formulation. We present an experimental description of the dynamical perturbation of hydration water around green fluorescent protein in solution. More

Stem Cell Exosomes Convey Hope for Cell-Free Glaucoma Treatment
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Ideally, a stem cell therapy wouldn't require the actual administration of stem cells. Even stem cells that secrete helpful compounds can lead to complications. For example, stem cells can lead to immune rejection and unwanted cell growth. In hopes of avoiding such complications in stem cell therapies meant to protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases, scientists based at the National Eye Institute decided to take a closer look at stem cells. More


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