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As we head into 2015, SLAS would like to wish its members and the global laboratory science and technology community all the best this new year! Enjoy this quick look at the most-read SLAS Point-to-Point articles of 2014. We resume our regular publication on Jan. 7, 2015.


New Liquid Handling Short Course at SLAS2015
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From July 2: "Liquid Handling Essentials — A Hands-on Workshop Bridging Fundamental Concepts to Practice" will be held Saturday, Feb. 7. This SLAS2015 Short Course, one of seven new or re-engineered courses, is designed with the new and experienced liquid handling user in mind. With a balanced mix of lecture and hands-on instruction, the course focuses on understanding and applying key liquid handling concepts while measuring the outcome on live systems. Best practices and guidance for assessing and maintaining quality pipetting performance are emphasized. More

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Congratulations to SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Award Winners!
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From Oct. 15: Fifty-six students from 12 countries will travel to SLAS2015 to present their scientific work, Feb. 7-11, Washington, D.C. Winners receive roundtrip travel, shared hotel accommodations and full conference registration. The Tony B. Academic Travel Awards honor the late Tony Beugelsdijk, Ph.D., an inspirational and iconic leader in the field of laboratory science and technology who made an extraordinary impact on the SLAS community. More

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2014 Laboratory Products Trends Report Details Challenges
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From March 5: The more than 800 respondents to the annual Laboratory Products Association North American Survey of Laboratory Purchasing Trends report anticipate a slightly smaller workforce to handle an increased workload this year. Learn more about how laboratories across North America are planning to invest in equipment, staffing and facilities in 2014 and use that information to your strategic advantage. Dues-paid SLAS members have access to the full 182-page report. More


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    SLAS ELN Reports: 3D Printing in the Lab — Facilitating Innovation, Fueling Visions
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    From May 7: Two researchers who are working on projects with implications for different aspects of drug discovery reveal their motivations for using 3D printing in the laboratory in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. Jordan Miller and Lee Cronin are inspired not only by the challenge of doing innovative science, but also by the opportunity to make their work accessible to scientists around the world. More

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    SLAS2015 Scientific Podium Presentations Announced
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    From Oct. 22: The SLAS2015 Preliminary Program is now available on the SLAS2015 website. It contains:
    • Titles and presenter information for 140-plus scientific podium presentations
    • Details on Special Sessions — European Government/Foundation Drug Discovery Initiatives; The Commercialization of Laboratory Technologies: From Ideas to Reality; and An Evening With NIH
    • List of companies participating in the SLAS2015 Exhibition and delivering Exhibitor Tutorials
    • Career Connections, including lineup of workshops and programming for professionals at all levels of their careers
    • SLAS2015 Short Course abstracts and instructors
    • Details on the inaugural 2015 SLAS Leadership Forum
    • SLAS2015 hotel, travel and registration information
    SLAS2015 will be held Feb. 7-11 in Washington, D.C.
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    Three New Members Join SLAS Board of Directors
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    From Jan. 2: Welcome Alastair Binnie, vice president research IT and automation, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Richard M. Eglen, vice president and general manager, Corning Life Sciences; and Michael Snowden, vice president discovery sciences in Innovative Medicines and Early Development, AstraZeneca, to the SLAS Board of Directors. Each began a three-year term on Jan. 1, 2014. Binnie, Eglen and Snowden fill vacancies created as Dave Dorsett, Jeff Paslay and Mary Jo Wildey completed their terms. More


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    Tips for Successful Scientific Publishing
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    From Feb. 12: At SLAS2014, JALA Deputy Editor-in-Chief Edward Chow, Ph.D., University of Singapore, led the popular "JALA & JBS Author Workshop: How to Get Your Work Published." The presentation is now available for free at SLAS.org. Chow offers instruction for central message design, journal selection and proper manuscript composition. Originality, citations and the peer review process also are covered. Read the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society NESACS blog for attendee Dan Eustace's recap of the workshop. More

    SLAS ELN Reports: Lorenz Mayr — Listen to the Data
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    From Aug. 20: Early on in his scientific training, SLAS member and JBS Associate Editor Lorenz Mayr, Ph.D., learned to let the data speak for itself. Be precise about interpretation, but don't over-analyze. Most importantly he learned that it is never OK to be "about right" — you have to be absolutely right before you submit work for publication. Read more about the vice president and global head of Reagents and Assay Development at AstraZeneca in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More



    SLAS ELN Reports: Flow Cytometry Powers High-Throughput Screening Advances
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    From Sept. 3: John Joslin, research investigator at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, talks about his company's fully automated ultra-high-throughput screening system. It can read a 384 well plate in 15 minutes and a 1,536 well plate in less than an hour, allowing for a throughput of approximately 40,000 wells per day with less than one full-time employee overseeing the system. More

    SLAS2014 Sets Attendance Record
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    From Jan. 29: 5,819 participants from 46 countries traveled to California to participate in the Third Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition Jan. 18-22, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center. Patrick P. Beattie of Diagnostics For All, Cambridge, MA, was honored with the 2014 SLAS Innovation Award; Coastal Genomics, Dynamic Biosensors and Planet Innovation earned New Product Award Designations; and Garrett Mosley (UCLA), Tim Ruckh (Northeastern University) and Kris Wilson (University of Edinburgh) took home Student Poster Competition honors. More

     
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