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Crimmin and Eddington Appointed to SLAS Americas Council
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Susan Crimmin and David Eddington begin three-year terms on the SLAS Americas Council at SLAS2017. Crimmin is vice president of Discovery Supply at GlaxoSmithKline and Eddington is associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. They were selected for the breadth and depth of their experience and their numerous past volunteer service contributions to the Society.

Crimmin and Eddington join five current members of the council to guide member services and ensure SLAS delivers on its mission in the Americas.


Inaugural $100K SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Winner Invites You to Apply
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Erik Werner was awarded this grant in 2016 to support his work in the Elliot Hui laboratory at the University of California, Irvine. The SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program facilitates educational opportunities for outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees related to quantitative biosciences and/or life sciences research. SLAS awards up to $50,000 per year, for a maximum of two years, to qualified educational institutions. Applications for the 2017 grant are due Nov. 16, 2016.

Learn more about Werner, his team and his research in the SLAS e-zine and this video.

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SLAS Member Survey: We Value Your Response
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SLAS encourages all members to respond to the membership survey being conducted to assess satisfaction, as well as understand the priority wants and needs of SLAS members. Your input is important to charting future member services and educational offerings.

Each member received a survey link via e-mail Nov. 1 and your response is requested before Nov. 21. Prizes will be awarded to three respondents who complete the survey and opt into the survey sweepstakes. Can’t find the survey invite? Contact Mary Geismann.

Late Night with LRIG Applications Due Friday, Nov. 4
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SLAS2017 exhibiting companies have yet another opportunity to share their stories and product capabilities with the motivated attendees in Washington, DC. The popular Late Night with LRIG Rapid-Fire Innovation session showcases nearly 20 six-minute presentations of game-changing new technology products and services that became commercially available within the last 12 months.

Late Night with LRIG is held Monday, Feb. 6 at SLAS2017, and is moderated by Andy Zaayenga, Sanj Kumar and David Pechter.

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New at Free at JBS: Unified Software Solution for Efficient SPR Data Analysis in Drug Research
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A collaborative application note detailing workflow concept, design and experiences with a software module relying on a single, browser-based software platform for the processing, analysis and reporting of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) data can now be accessed at JBS Online by SLAS members and non-members.

SPR is a powerful method for obtaining detailed molecular interaction parameters and has become a mainstream drug discovery technology.

Important Information for SLAS2017 International Attendees
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The SLAS International Conference and Exhibition regularly attracts almost 20% of its attendees from countries outside the United States. For SLAS2017, Feb. 4-8, in Washington, DC, SLAS offers advice to maximize their visitor experience.
  • An information page on the SLAS2017 website addresses key items for travelers to the United States.
  • The SLAS Global Village, open during SLAS2017 Exhibition hours, offers a place to connect with others from outside the U.S. Look for the flags near the SLAS Member Center in the Exhibition.
  • Those living and/or working in Europe are invited to meet on Monday, Feb. 6, at 12:45 to talk about region-specific updates and plans for future SLAS activities in Europe.
  • Use the SLAS2017 Conference App to find and message fellow attendees.


From the SLAS President: The SLAS Career Connections Program — Personal and Professional
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SLAS President Richard M. Eglen, Ph.D., shines a spotlight on the SLAS Career Connections program — another way life sciences professionals can take advantage of Society services to explore and potentially open new doors for their career progression. Searching for the right position "is a lifelong pursuit, as personal interest changes, science evolves and the employment market conditions go through changes in demand," Eglen says.

This is where SLAS Career Connections can help with its year-round access to job opportunities and career advice, and its in-person career coaching, mentoring and practical workshops at the flagship SLAS International Conference and Exhibition. Read more in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

SLAS2017 Short Course Spotlight: Derivation, Maintenance and Characterization Techniques for Human iPS Cells Used in Drug Discovery and Disease Modeling
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This discussion-based course provides an overview on stem cell biology and the laboratory techniques used to derive and maintain human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). Additional topics include the current state of stem cell research, manual and semi-automated reprogramming and maintenance techniques, and characterization assays and high-throughput screening strategies.

Course instructors are David J. Kahler of the New York University Langone School of Medicine High-Throughput Biology Core Laboratory and Kamal Garcha of GFY Biotech Consulting in Toronto, Canada. "Derivation, Maintenance, and Characterization Techniques for Human iPS Cells Used in Drug Discovery and Disease Modeling" is one of 21 short courses to be held at SLAS2017.

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New Technology Takes a Nucleotide-Resolution Snapshot of RNA Folding During Synthesis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By the time you reach the end of this sentence, RNA folding will have taken place in your body more than 10 quadrillion times. The folding of RNA is essential to life, yet because it happens so rapidly, researchers have difficulty studying the process. "RNA folding during transcription is one of the biggest, most essential pieces of biology that we know comparatively nothing about," said Northwestern University's Julius B. Lucks. More

Human Genome Modeled in 3D via Proximity Pair Analysis
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A shortcut has been found that may hasten the arrival of a genomics that is not just sequence-smart, but also shape-smart. The shortcut is possible because of proximity pairs, known chromosome–chromosome contact propensities, which may be catalogued by means of the Hi-C chemical–physical technique. By accounting for proximity pairs, researchers based at the International School of Advanced Studies had a means of constraining the various ways chromosomes could pack together. More

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New Research Paves Way for Anti-Cancer Treatment
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Researchers at the University of Huddersfield have developed a new lab technique that may aid the development and success rate of an important anti-cancer treatment. Used particularly in cases of liver cancer, polymer beads are injected into arteries that feed a tumor, where they block the blood flow, cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients. More

Three-Fold Scholl-Type Cycloheptatriene Ring Formation around a Tribenzotriquinacene Core: Toward Warped Graphenes
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A nonplanar polycyclic aromatic compound 6 bearing a tribenzotriquinacene (TBTQ) core merged with an o,p,o,p,o,p-hexaphenylene belt was prepared and characterized by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The key synthesis step involves three Scholl-type cycloheptatriene ring formation steps of the 1,4,8-tris(3',4'-dimethoxyphenyl)-TBTQ derivative 5. The bridging of each of the three TBTQ bays by 1,2-phenylene units in compound 6 gives rise to an unusual wizard hat shaped structure, which represents a promising key intermediate for the construction of nonplanar nanographene molecules bearing a TBTQ core. More


Research Targets Medications for Those With Depression
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"The antidepressant bupropion is a negative allosteric modulator of serotonin type 3A receptors," was published in the September issue of the journal Neuropharmacology. These receptors, which are members of the pentameric ligand-gated ion channel (pLGIC) family abundant within and outside the human brain, are implicated in the causation and development of psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression as well as schizophrenia, irritable bowel syndrome, addiction and substance abuse and cognitive dysfunction. More

How Nanoscience Will Improve Our Health and Lives in Coming Years
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Nanoscience research involves molecules that are only 1/100th the size of cancer cells and that have the potential to profoundly improve the quality of our health and our lives. Now nine prominent nanoscientists look ahead to what we can expect in the coming decade, and conclude that nanoscience is poised to make important contributions in many areas, including health care, electronics, energy, food and water. More

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Structural Analysis of Natural Products
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Current mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction are presented as structure elucidation tools for analytical chemistry of natural products. Discovering new molecular entities combined with dereplication of known organic compounds represent prerequisites for biological assays and for respective applications as pharmaceuticals or molecular markers. More

Heat-Shock Proteins Have Unrecognized Roles in Cells
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When a biological cell is under duress, a family of heat-shock proteins called Hsp70 steps in to help unfolded peptide chains refold into functional proteins. The same family also helps prefolded peptide chains find a correct three-dimensional conformation in cells. But Hsp70s have a lot more tricks up their sleeves, according to a team led by Sander J. Tans of Fundamental Research on Matter's Institute for Atomic & Molecular Physics. More


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