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SLAS returns to San Diego January 23-27, 2016. Keynote speakers include Michael M. Gottesman, M.D., Center for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health; and Adam Steltzner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Today's Announcements

  • Learn how to get your work published at the JALA & JBS Author Workshop, 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Room 150B
  • Special Interest Group meetings are held from 8:00-9:15 a.m.
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m. beverage break outside Rooms 145-147 Concourse
  • Scientific sessions begin at 9:45 a.m.
  • Lunch is served outside Rooms 145-147 Concourse from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for full conference registrants only
  • Keynote presentation by Francis Collins begins at 12:15 p.m. in Room 146
  • The closing session begins at 3:45 p.m. in Room 146 and features keynote speaker Laurie Garrett
  • Immediately following the keynote presentation is the announcement of the $10,000 2015 SLAS Innovation Award winner
  • Closing speaker Laurie Garrett holds a book signing outside Room 146 from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Books available for purchase; cash only. Quantities are limited.
  • After returning home, please watch your e-mail for an invitation to complete the SLAS2015 Conference Evaluation. Your feedback shapes plans for future SLAS conferences!
  • THANK YOU to the 4,677 participants from 34 countries attending SLAS2015!

2015 SLAS Innovation Award Winner to be Named Today

The SLAS Innovation Award recognizes the work behind that one unique and special podium presentation at the SLAS Annual Conference. From a field of 10 outstanding contenders, one winner will be honored with the $10,000 cash prize following the 3:45 p.m. closing keynote presentation in Room 146. Be there to witness this chapter in SLAS history. See past winners.

Francis Collins: Exceptional Technologies and the Transformation of Biomedicine
Wednesday, February 11, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Room 146
As director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Collins oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. We look forward to his insight.

Laurie Garrett: Betrayal of Trust – Critical Issues in Global Healthcare
Wednesday, February 11, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Room 146
Based on her international travels to report on and research healthcare, Garrett delivers a sweeping, multimedia talk that uncovers the reality of healthcare in the United States, Europe, Russia and Africa – providing a new understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities of delivering quality healthcare to the global village.

SLAS2015 Presentations On-Demand

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

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

JALA & JBS Author Workshop: How to Get Your Work Published
Edward Chow, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Room 150B
Please note the time change

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. Grab a boxed lunch and join us!

Why Your Employer Should Reward You for Publishing Your Work in JALA and JBS

Here are the top five reasons – download the document to show your employer now or at your next performance review.

Share your achievements with the laboratory science and technology community by publishing 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:

Congratulations to the SLAS2015 New Product Award Designation Winners!

Top Three SLAS2015 Student Poster Authors Awarded $500!

Mark your Calendar for SLAS Webinars

These one-hour sessions are free to SLAS dues-paid members.

March 10, 2015
How Circulating Tumor Cells Can Help Identify Targets for New Cancer Drugs
Martin Fleisher, Ph.D., N.A.C.B., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

March 31, 2015
HELM: Setting the Standard for Biomolecular Data Exchange
Tianhong Zhang, Ph.D., Pfizer

Be sure to view the complete list of On-Demand Webinars.

Thank You SLAS2015 Strategic Alliance Partners

Coming Soon: On-Demand SLAS2015 Recordings at SLAS.org

Shashi G. Amur: Biomarker Qualification at CDER, FDA

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you at SLAS2016!

SLAS returns to San Diego January 23-27 for the Fifth Annual International Conference and Exhibition. Planning is already underway and keynoters Michael Gottesman and Adam Steltzner have been named. The SLAS2016 Exhibition days will be Monday to Wednesday vs. Sunday to Tuesday. Mark your calendar today!

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

Laurie Garrett on the Ebola crisis.

Professor Daniel Eustace leads Mock Interviews: Preparation and Practice for Getting the Jobs You Want.

Women Professionals in Science and Technology, one of 15 SLAS Special Interest Groups meeting at SLAS2015.

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