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Travel Awards Enable SLAS2016 Participation

Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty may apply for travel awards. 56 awarded for SLAS2015.




SLAS ELN Reports: 2015 SLAS Leadership Forum — Rethinking the U.S. Biomedical Research Model
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Senior professional laboratory science and technology experts discussed major issues in life sciences R&D at the inaugural SLAS Leadership Forum held in conjunction with SLAS2015 in February. Topics included current and emerging alternatives for funding innovative research; providing new opportunities for young scientists entering the field; and fostering collaborations among industry, academia and government.

This groundbreaking SLAS event featured a panel with moderator James Sterling, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences; Donald Ingber, SLAS2015 keynote speaker, Harvard University and Wyss Institute; Alicia Löffler, Northwestern University; and Rob Nail, Velocity 11 and Singularity University. Highlights of the SLAS Leadership Forum are detailed in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.


Please Help SLAS: Complete this Short Survey on OA Publishing
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SLAS is interested in your opinions regarding open access publishing of scientific journals.

Complete a short multiple choice survey and you could win a full registration to SLAS2016 (Jan. 23-27, 2016, in San Diego, CA) or one of 10 of the popular SLAS "Element of Surprise" T-shirts.

SLAS Asia Seminar: Antibody Discovery (from Library to Screening)
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SLAS Asia presents a half-day seminar in Shanghai on May 26, featuring:
  • A De Novo Antibody Fab Library Using Phage pIX Display by Lei Shi, senior director, Antibody Discovery, RuiYi
  • HTS for Early Stage Antibody Discovery by Daniel Wu, investigator, Institute for Biomedical Research, Novartis (tentative)
  • Bioanalytical Concerns of Antibody Therapeutics in Preclinical and Clinical Development by Yongmin Yang, senior director, Immunochemistry Bioanalytical Services, WuXi AppTec
Registration is free.

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SLAS Microplate Standards Operating Procedures Provided to ANSI
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To comply with ANSI Essential Requirements, Due Process Requirements for American National Standards, the SLAS professional team has rewritten the operating procedures and policies of the Microplate Standards Advisory Committee (MSAC). Per the SLAS Board of Directors, this committee moves from a standing committee to an ad-hoc, working committee that assembles in a five-year cycle in accordance with ANSI requirements (periodic maintenance).

The focus of this committee is to vote on reaffirmation of the existing ANSI/SLAS Standards 1-4 and 6. The MSAC retains its ability to oversee the creation of any new standards, should the directive arise. The new proposed procedures have been sent to ANSI for approval. If you would like a copy of these procedures, or if you have any questions about this process, please contact Mary Geismann.

Why SLAS? SLAS2015 Attendees Explain it Best in New Video
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"We always see a lot of people with new ideas, new innovations and new technologies." — Yuhong Du, Emory University

"It's my first time here and I've been looking forward to seeing what's new, what we can add to our system to make our process go better and faster." — Timothy Pelc, Leidos Biomedical Research

"SLAS is a great networking opportunity; everyone in screening is at this meeting." — Michael Biros, Molecular Devices

"SLAS is the king of all the shows when it comes to lab automation." — Navjot Kaur, Hamilton Company

"People are friendly, want to talk, want to find out why you're here. Very laid back, very professional." — Carl Brinkman, Medical Equipment Repair Associates

"I see the actual instruments in action. Next year, most definitely I will attend SLAS!" — Craig Grant, Regeneron

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SLAS Europe Hosts Successful Meeting in Sweden
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The SLAS and Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden May 5-6 Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting dug deep into small molecule research and personalized medicine, emphasizing methods, work processes and laboratory practices.

Some 120 participants learned from presentations on innovative target-based screening, primary cell and organism screening, compound libraries/cheminformatics and target engagement and deconvolution. See photos from the meeting.


Code Orange Team Places Seventh at FIRST Championships
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With impressive wins in state and regional events, including the Engineering Innovation Award and Chairman's Award, the SLAS-sponsored Code Orange (#3476) team from Irvine, CA, finished the season in seventh place overall in the 2015 FIRST Championships in St. Louis.

"The team has had an extremely successful year, beginning in January when US FIRST released the 2015 challenge and the team spent six weeks diligently designing and building a robot," said volunteer coach Marge Brannon. "The team members named it Cloud Nine, very apt nomenclature as they are so thrilled with the team's achievements this year. Code Orange is extremely grateful to receive generous support from SLAS."

SLAS is proud to lend a hand through the FIRST Team Grants, available to SLAS dues-paid members actively engaged as coaches or mentors of FIRST teams.

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Improved Accuracy in Genome Editing
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Imagine a day when scientists are able to alter the DNA of organisms in the lab in their search for answers to a host of scientific questions. Imagine a day when doctors treat genetic disorders by administering drugs designed to alter patients' genomes. That may sound like science fiction, but with the development of genome-editing proteins such as Cas9 and CRISPR, one day it could become scientific fact. More

CRISPR Gets Lit Up and Tuned
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By now, most within the biomedical fields have likely at least heard mention of the gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9. Since 2013, this technique has created a veritable revolution within the disciplines of molecular biology and genetics and is already showing tremendous promise for treating such diseases a cystic fibrosis and sickle cycle, as well as being able to generate new animal models that better mimic human disease. More


Configurable Nanosized Metal Oxide Oligomers via Precise 'Click' Coupling Control of Hybrid Polyoxometalates
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Polyoxometalates (POMs) are discrete clusters of redox-active metal oxides, many of which can be linked to organic moieties. Here, we show how it is possible to link Mn Anderson POMs to terminal alkyne and azide groups and develop appropriate conditions for their Cu-catalyzed alkyne–azide cycloaddition (or "click" reaction). These coupling reactions are then used to link the clusters together, forming monodisperse linear Mn Anderson oligomers, here with examples ranging in size from two to five clusters. More

Evolving Toward Universal Blood
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Hospitals keep stores of universal, type O blood for situations when a patient with an unknown blood type needs an emergency transfusion. The other types — A, B, and AB blood — can trigger a potentially fatal immune response in an unmatched recipient. Now, bioengineers have taken a step on the path toward making all blood universal — by broadening an enzyme's ability to remove antigens on the surface of red blood cells. More

Point-of-Care Diagnostics: Market Dynamics, Part II
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The focus of this GEN Market & Tech Analysis report is point-of-care diagnostics.
  • Our continuing analysis of the worldwide POC diagnostics marketplace describes the various disease classes into which POC testing currently impacts
  • Infectious Disease Testing and Cardiovascular Disease are the top disease classes impacted currently by POC testing
  • Cancer has not made a significant impact into the POC testing space as oncology is not a "POC disease." However, there are data suggesting the increasing impact of POC testing in cancer and these data are presented in this report

Chemists Create New Pathway to Potential Medicines    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dartmouth researchers have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to facilitate the search for pharmaceutical drugs. The findings appear in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Organic synthesis is a scientific discipline central to the drug discovery process that is focused on building new carbon-based molecules that can affect biology — for example, targeting and destroying cancer cells. More

Researchers Use Mass Spec Method to ID Proteins Involved in DNA Repair
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Using an unbiased proteomics analysis method, an international team of researchers has found that more than 90 proteins are involved in helping to repair damaged DNA before it is replicated. "We believe this is the first global view of the protein landscape of a repair pathway," Markus Räschle, first author of the team's study, which was published last week in Science, told GenomeWeb. More

The Next Step in DNA Computing: GPS Mapping?
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Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next level. Scientists are now reporting progress toward that goal with the development of a novel DNA-based GPS. They describe their advance in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. More


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