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Keynote Speakers: Don Ingber – Monday at 9:00 a.m.; Francis Collins – Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.; Laurie Garrett – Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. All keynote sessions are in Room 146.

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Today's Announcements

  • Career development session: Not Networking 101 – Building Relationships for Success at 7:00 a.m. in Room 144C (breakfast is served)
  • 2015 Laboratory Products Association North American Survey of Laboratory Purchasing Trends session at 7:00 a.m. in Room 150A (breakfast is served)
  • Come to Room 146 at 8:30 to learn what’s new with SLAS and say thanks to outgoing and incoming members of the SLAS Board of Directors. You’re sure to have a good seat for Don Ingber!
  • The Exhibition opens at 10:00 a.m. and remains open until 6:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Reception in the Exhibition Celebrating the 2015 SLAS Journal Achievement Award Honorees from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Vote for your favorite Art of Science finalist at the SLAS Journals Information Station in the SLAS Member Center.
  • Lunch is served in the Exhibition from 12:30-1:30 p.m., sponsored by the Laboratory Products Association
  • Participants from Europe (Room 150A) and Asia (Room 152A) meet from 12:45-1:45 p.m. to hear region-specific updates and plans for future SLAS activities in these areas.
  • Meet poster presenters (even numbered posters) from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. in the Exhibition.
  • Student Poster Awards announced in the Member Center at 5:00 p.m.
  • An Evening with NIH begins at 6:30 p.m. in Room 145
  • Late Night with LRIG begins at 6:30 p.m. in Room 147. See participating companies.
  • After the Exhibition closes, continue conversations at the SLAS2015 corner bars! Baby Wale, 1124 9th St. NW, is offering 10% off food and beverage if you show your SLAS2015 badge. City Tap House, 901 9th Street, is discounting beverages 10% to SLAS2015 badge holders.

Happening Tomorrow

  • Coffee is available from 7:30-8:00 a.m. outside of Rooms 145-147 on the Concourse
  • SLAS Special Interest Group meetings are from 8:00-9:15 a.m. These include Academic Drug Discovery and Drug Repurposing Joint Session; Automation Quality Control; HCS/HCA Data and Informatics; Labware Leachables; Screen Design and Assay Technology; Technology Transfer and CRO/CMO Project Management; Women Professionals in Science and Technology
  • Exhibitor Tutorials are at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Check the full lineup in the Conference App or Event Scheduler.
  • Scientific sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.
  • Exhibition is open 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Reception at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum from 7:00-10:00 p.m.; transportation is provided. Sponsored by Hamilton Company.
  • Post your SLAS2015 photos on Facebook!

Donald Ingber: Human Organs-on-Chips as Replacements for Animal Testing
Monday, February 9, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 146
A founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Ingber describes work focused on the engineering of human ‘organs-on-chips’: microfluidic devices lined by living human cells created with microchip fabrication techniques that recapitulate organ-level functions as a way to replace animal testing for drug development and to create in vitro human disease models. These biomimetic devices provide a window on human physiology as they enable real-time, high-resolution microscopic imaging as well as analysis of biochemical, genetic and metabolic activities of living cells when they are positioned within the context of functional tissue and organ units. Ingber describes ongoing efforts to develop more than 10 different organ chips, to integrate them into a ‘human body on chips’ and to engineer an automated instrument for real-time analysis of cellular responses to pharmaceuticals, toxins and other chemicals.

Exhibitor Tutorials: From the Exhibition to the Classroom

Exhibitor Tutorials are unique opportunities to acquire in-depth information about the different technologies, services and solutions available from some SLAS2015 exhibitors. Hosted by individual exhibitors, space is limited to 50 people per session, so please arrive early. All SLAS2015 conference participants are welcome to attend Exhibitor Tutorials presented today at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m., and tomorrow at 9:15 a.m., 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. More than 50 scheduled – check Conference App or Event Scheduler.

Today in the SLAS Scientific Journals Information Station

Visit the SLAS Journals Information Station in the SLAS Member Center to say hello, ask questions and get to know authors of some of JALA and JBS’s most innovative research. Enjoy informal, face-to-face conversations about their work, your work and the new ideas shaping some of today’s most promising research.

SLAS Author Meet & Greets
1:00 p.m. Dino Di Carlo, University of California, Los Angeles, JALA Reviews Editor
2:00 p.m. Sara Thrall, GlaxoSmithKline, Development and Validation of Reagents and Assays for EZH2 Peptide and Nucleosome High-Throughput Screens

Clinical Chemistry Trainee Council Info Session
2:30-4:30 p.m.: Sheehan Misko, Clinical Chemistry managing editor, discusses the publication’s unique program for residents
and fellows in laboratory medicine. This program provides free educational materials
and interactive tools to help and guide young professionals to a successful career.

2015 SLAS Journal Achievement Award Honorees
At tonight’s reception in the Exhibition, learn who’s earned top honors for popularity among JALA and JBS readers and authors.

It's a Journal? No, It's a T-shirt!

This year’s commemorative T-shirt celebrates 20 years of scientific innovation for JALA and JBS. Stop by the SLAS Member Center to pick up this rare collector’s item.

Please bring the T-shirt voucher from your registration materials to redeem. Supplies are very limited, and sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Special Sessions Today

European Government / Foundation Drug Discovery Initiatives
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 152A

The Commercialization of Laboratory Technologies: From Ideas to Reality
Presented by the Journal of Laboratory Automation
3:00-5:00 p.m., Room 152A

An Evening with NIH
6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 145AB

Torn Between Two Sessions?

The following podium sessions are being recorded for on demand access following SLAS2015. Full Conference attendees and SLAS dues paying members will be sent a notice/link when they are available. For now, please consider this post-event access to help you plan your podium presentation itinerary this week.

Monday Sessions:
Marie-Elena Brett: Droplet-Based Three Dimensional Cell Migration Assay with Flow Cytometry Based Automated Analysis

Tuesday Sessions:
David J. Guckenberger: An Automated Open Platform for Exclusion-based Sample Preparation: Getting More Information from Limited Patient Samples

Fabien Vincent: The Phenotypic Screening “Rule of 3”: Developing More Predictive Assays

Jonathan Wingfield: Novel Acoustic Loading of a Mass Spectrometer – Towards Next Generation High Throughput MS Screening

Wednesday Sessions:
Shashi G. Amur: Biomarker Qualification at CDER, FDA

Jarie Bolander: Real Time Predictive Modeling of Clinical Samples in Transit to Ensure Sample Viability

David Evans: Spheroid Culture Screening in Anti-cancer Drug Discovery

Thomas Lundbäck: Screening for Novel Inhibitors of Thymidylate Synthase Using CETSA – a High Throughput Target Engagement Assay

Lorenz M. Mayr: Precise Genome Editing and Stem Cell Technologies - Novel Tools for Novel Medicines

Stephen Trowbridge: From Brackets to Body Parts - How 3D Printing Is Changing the Way We Work

Online Poster Gallery

With about 325 scientific posters on display at SLAS2015, you will be pleased to know that the SLAS2015 Online Poster Gallery offers some help. You can browse the gallery at your convenience throughout the coming year. Search by date, category, author, keywords, title or thumbnail. Options are available for laptop, tablet or smartphone and offer easy zoom and notes capabilities. When standing in front of a poster, scan the QR codes (if included by the author) to access additional information, including presentation abstract, speaker information and more!

SLAS Global Meetings: Asia and Europe

Led by the Asia Regional Council and Europe Regional Council, SLAS2015 participants living and working in those areas are invited to attend these meetings to learn more about SLAS initiatives currently underway, and those considered for the future. The Asia meeting will be held today from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Room 152A and the Europe meeting will be held today from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Room 150A.

SLAS2015 Hosts First SLAS Leadership Forum

This unique program held yesterday featured distinguished participants discussing strategic-caliber issues in life science R&D. A focus was the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article, “Rescuing US Biomedical Research From Its Systemic Flaws.”

Congratulations to SLAS Young Scientist Delegates

Every year, SLAS welcomes award-winning young scientists as all-expense-paid delegates to the SLAS Annual Conference and Exhibition. These SLAS2015 participants earned a trip to SLAS2015 by making winning poster or podium presentations at designated SLAS Strategic Alliance partner events.

George Burslem, University of Leeds
The Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Inhibitors of the HIF-1α/p300 Protein-Protein Interaction
European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group, United Kingdom

Mario de la Fuente, Instituto de Química Médica (IQM-CSIC) Madrid, Spain
Melatonin-based Compound MF316 Stimulates Adult Brain Neurogenesis and Mitochondrial and Cognitive Function: Potential Role as a Neuroprotective Agent
Spanish Drug Discovery Network, Madrid

Katja-Emilia Lillsunde, University of Helsinki, Finland
An Advanced Cellular Assay for Replicon-Based Antiviral Screening of Marine Natural Product
MipTec, Switzerland

Kang Pan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
ph-Driven Encapsulation of Curcumin in Self-Assembled Casein Nanoparticles for Enhanced Dispersibility and Bioactivity
Institute of Food Technologists, United States

Kyangmoo Yea, Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunological Studies, ShanghaiTech University
An Adiponectin Receptor Agonist Antibody Induces CD34+ Bone Marrow Cells to Differentiate into Brown Fat
ShanghaiTech-SIAIS BioForum 2014, Shanghai (Not Presenting at SLAS2015)

Meet the People of SLAS2015


  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

  Booth #328
Keen to offer your PCR kits or reagents with a comprehensive automated liquid handling solution within your market? Get acquainted with the “PCR Setup Solution” at booth #328.

Promoted by: Xiril AG

  Booth #1454

AMSBIO offers the most advanced tools for moving your cell-based assays to 3D: Spheroid, Organoid, Tri-Culture. Come talk to us about real phenotypic readouts!

Promoted by: AMSBIO

  Booth 1612
Sparton is a provider of complex electromechanical devices with experience in design and manufacturing of automated medical products.

Promoted by: Sparton

  Booth #805
Accelerate your NGS success with Automated Sample Prep from Agilent.

Click here for information about our Tutorial Sessions.

Promoted by: Agilent Technologies

  Booth #1245
Automated PCR where YOU want it: Fully integrated
ON your liquid handling workstation, not somewhere else! Plug and play SiLA interface, top thermal performance

Promoted by: INHECO

  Booth #1529

From discovering targets to delivering candidates, we're with you every step of the way. Join our exhibitor tutorials.

Promoted by: Charles River

  Enabling Intractable Drug Discovery Targets
PureHoney Technologies provides label-free, high-throughput screening of biochemical assays, directly interrogating a wide range of analytes and enabling many intractable targets across diverse therapeutic areas.

Promoted by: PureHoney Technologies, Inc.

  Booth 1551 - Sirius Automation Inc.
Solids Dispensing, Label, Scan, Weigh, Dilute Ratiometrically, Vortex/Sonicate, Aspirate, Screw/Septum Cap, Plate, Incubate, Inject, Solvent Exchange:
Affordable & Tailored Automation for the Majority!

Promoted by: Sirius Automation Inc.

today's videos

Dr. Donald Ingber on biologically inspired engineering, 2014 Graeme Clark Oration.

Greetings from SLAS2015 Co-Chair Elliot Hui

Three Cheers for the People of SLAS!

hot links

Download the SLAS2015 Conference App
Sponsored by Promega Corporation

Luggage and coat check offered Monday to Wednesday in Room 158 at a cost of $5/item.

Event Scheduler

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New at the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine: SLAS Journals Celebrate 20 Years of Scientific Innovation

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of the day
@promega: Download the ‪#SLAS2015 Conference App to keep up with posters, presentations & exhibitors; sponsored by ‪@promega: ‪http://www.slas2015.org/app/

help wanted

New job listings from the SLAS Member Center in SLAS2015 Exhibition

Business Development Executive
Alexandria, MN

Chair Professor, Junior Faculty Positions
Xi’an, China

Product Design Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA

Liquid Handling Associate
Newark, DE

meet our members

Steve Rees of AstraZeneca

Aaron Wheeler of the University of Toronto

recent issues

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