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Tonight: SLAS2015 participants are invited to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to explore displays, ride simulators, greet colleagues and indulge in food and drink provided by SLAS2015 Tuesday Night Celebration Sponsor Hamilton Company. The museum is a short bus ride from the Convention Center. Continuous shuttles are provided between the Marriott Marquis and the Museum beginning at 6:45 p.m.

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Today's Announcements

  • Career development session – Mock Interviews: Preparation and Practice for Getting the Jobs You Want at 7:00 a.m. in Room 144C. Breakfast is served.
  • Special Interest Group meetings begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Exhibitor Tutorials will be held at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Today is the last day for the Exhibition, which is open from 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Lunch is served in the Exhibition from 12:30-1:30 p.m., sponsored by SelectScience
  • Meet poster presenters (odd numbered posters) from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Exhibition
  • SLAS New Product Award Designees will be announced at 2:00 p.m. in the Exhibition
  • The Closing Reception in the Exhibition begins at 5:00 p.m. with beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres
  • Vote for your favorite JALA and JBS Art of Science finalist in the SLAS Scientific Journals Information Station in the SLAS Member Center (voting continues at SLAS.org until February 20)
  • Passport to Prizes are announced in the SLAS Member Center at 5:00 p.m. You must be present to win.
  • Drive to DC Kerouac Award of $100 announced immediately following Passport to Prizes.

Happening Tomorrow

  • Special Interest Group meetings begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • JALA & JBS Author Workshop, 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Room 150B
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m. beverage break outside Rooms 145-147 Concourse
  • Scientific sessions begin at 9:45 a.m.
  • Francis Collins keynote presentation begins at 12:15 p.m. in Room 146
  • The closing keynote session featuring Laurie Garrett begins at 3:45 p.m. and will be followed by the announcement of the $10,000 2015 SLAS Innovation Award winner, and then a book signing by Garrett

SLAS2015 Tuesday Night Celebration: Blast Off with SLAS at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Hamilton Company

Fasten your seat belts, put your networking goals in an upright position and feel free to move about the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Meet, greet and celebrate the right stuff at one of the Top 10 Coolest Museums in Washington, DC as SLAS continues its tradition of presenting a memorable final evening fete to commemorate this annual gathering of our global community.

ENJOY an out of this world buffet, select wines, domestic beers and soft drinks. With menu selections like Tuscan grilled beef, wild mushroom risotto, basil-scented chicken and four cheese penne pasta, there is no need to make dinner reservations anywhere else!

EXPERIENCE interstellar travel in one of several flight simulators.

EXPLORE all museum exhibits.

WATCH the 30-minute movie, “To Space and Back,” in the museum’s planetarium theatre
CONNECT with your fellow scientific professionals.

Explore the Future at Innovation AveNEW

Be sure to visit Innovation AveNEW located at the end of the 800 aisle before the Exhibition closes at 6:00 p.m. today. Innovation AveNEW is a dedicated area of the Exhibition that hosts a collection of emerging and start-up companies offering promising new laboratory technologies. This year features eight companies from four countries:

Congratulations to the 2015 SLAS Journal Achievement Award Honorees!

2015 Readers Choice Awards -- Reflecting popularity among readers throughout 2014. 2015 Authors Choice Awards -- Reflecting popularity among authors (citations) throughout 2014. 2015 JBS Reviewer Excellence Awards -- Reflecting review quality, timeliness and volunteer service to JBS in 2014.
  • Juan Manuel Dominguez, PharmaMar, Madrid (Spain)
  • Fernando Peláez, Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Madrid (Spain)
  • Steven Haney, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN (USA)

SLAS2015 Presentations On-Demand

The following podium sessions are being recorded today for on demand access following SLAS2015. Full Conference attendees and SLAS dues paying members will be sent a notice/link when they are available. 

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

Focus Your Networking with SLAS Special Interest Groups

One way that SLAS fosters the development of new ideas and initiatives is through its 15 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs are informal groups organized by SLAS members to create forums for exploring specialized topics, and membership is free. All are invited to join these SIG meetings during SLAS2015:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015; 8:00-9:15 a.m.

  • Academic Drug Discovery and Drug Repurposing Joint Session (Room 145)
  • Automation Quality Control (Room 151A)

  • HCS/HCA Data and Informatics (Room 152A)
  • Labware Leachables (Room 149B)
  • Screen Design and Assay Technology (Room 152B)
  • Technology Transfer and CRO/CMO Project Management
 (Room 150B)
  • Women Professionals in Science and Technology
 (Room 149A)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015; 8:00-9:15 a.m.

  • ADMET (Room 149A)
  • Automated Sample Preparation of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms
 (Room 151B)
  • Informatics (Room 149B)
  • Phenotypic Drug Discovery (Room 147)
  • Sample Management (Room 152B)
  • Standards Initiatives
 (Room 152A)
  • Stem Cells and 3D Microtissues (Room 151A)
Keep in touch with SLAS SIGs throughout the year online at LinkedIn.

SLAS Member Center – the Hub for All Things SLAS!

Today, the SLAS Member Center at the back of the Exhibition is host to:
  • The Lab Man podcast recordings at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Passport to Prizes drawing at 5:00 p.m.
  • Commemorative T-shirt distribution (full conference attendees only with voucher; limited supply and sizes)

Today in the SLAS Scientific Journals Information Station

Stop by to take advantage of this opportunity to chat with the journals team and explore how you might enhance your scientific publishing efforts.

ORCID: Learn About this New Tool for Journal Authors
2:30-4:30 p.m.: Laure Haak, ORCID executive director, explains the Open Researcher and Contributor ID system and its benefits for you. You can register on-the-spot for your own persistent identifier.

SLAS Author Meet & Greets
1:00 p.m. Joseph McGivern, Amgen, guest editor of the upcoming special issue of JBS on Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development
2:00 p.m. Xianting Ding, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), guest editor of the upcoming special issue of JALA on New Developments in Biosensing Technologies

SLAS Earmarks $1 Million Fund to Support Graduate Fellowships in Quantitative Biosciences

During Monday morning’s opening keynote session SLAS President Dean Ho announced the formation of a new Education Fund, which will initially support a global Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program. “A pillar of the SLAS mission is to advance laboratory science and technology through education about scientific research,” said Ho. “In that spirit, we are especially proud to announce this important new component in the Society’s ongoing commitment to nurturing scientific innovation and innovators. Education has always been a cornerstone of SLAS’s purpose, and one of the most powerful things that we do. Implementing this fund takes our support of scientific education, innovation and careers to the next level.”

Meet SLAS Corporate Members
(SLAS2015 booth number in parenthesis)
Agilent Technologies Inc. (#805)
Beckman Coulter, Inc. (#611)
BioTek Instruments, Inc. (#305)
BMG Labtech, Inc. (#929)
Computype (#440)
Douglas Scientific (#1021)
Festo Corporation (#1123)
Genedata, Inc. (#1010)
Hamilton Company (#501)
Hettich Automation (#1137)
INHECO Industrial Heating and Cooling GmbH (#1245)
IntelliCyt Corporation (#1001)
Labcyte, Inc. (#1037)
Mettler Toledo
Molecular Devices, LLC (#611)
Tecan (#623)

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 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

  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. Francis Collins presents the 2014 Compton Lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

SLAS2015 Short Courses offer deep dives with experienced faculty.

Today is the last day of the SLAS2015 Exhibition. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

hot links

Download the SLAS2015 Conference App
Sponsored by Promega Corporation

Join the growing network of SLAS volunteers

New at the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine: Labware Leachables – Unrecognized Contaminants Skew Research Results

Suggest an article idea for the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine


of the day
@PerkinElmer ‪‪We made his day! See us at Booth 537 #SLAS2015 & maybe we can “Make your Day” too. ‬

help wanted

New job listings from the SLAS Member Center in SLAS2015 Exhibition

Senior Engineer
South San Francisco, CA

Scientific Leader, NGS
Reno, NV

Senior Software Engineer
Raleigh, NC

Principal Investigator & Postdoctoral Fellow
Guangzhou, China

meet our members

Dean Ho of the University of California at Los Angeles

Sabrina Corazza of Axxam

recent issues

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