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The SLAS2016 Exhibition kicks off tomorrow morning (Monday) with more than 300 exhibiting companies. Plan your time now by visiting the searchable exhibitor list and interactive floor plan and/or downloading the SLAS2016 App.

Today's Announcements
  • Short Courses begin at 8:30 a.m. Check the App, Pocket Guide or Event Scheduler for locations
  • SLAS2016 exhibitors: SLAS New Product Award applications are due at 1:00 p.m. today. E-mail Mary Geismann if questions
  • If you are registered for Technology to Propel Science: GNF Automation Tour and Seminar, buses depart promptly from the San Diego Convention Center C entrance at 1:30 p.m.
  • Looking to connect with fellow SLAS2016 participants after hours? It’s a short walk to the SLAS2016 corner bars
  • Students and Early Career Professionals Networking Event: Tin Roof from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Monday morning’s Laboratory Products Association session has been canceled

Happening Tomorrow
  • The 2016 SLAS FUNd Run, sponsored by Agilent Technologies, departs at 6:30 a.m. from the Seaside Boardwalk outside Roy’s Restaurant at the Marriott Marquis (outdoors)
  • Coffee is available at 8:00 a.m. in the Ballroom 6 Lobby of the San Diego Convention Center
  • SLAS welcome remarks begin at 8:30 a.m. in Ballroom 6AB followed immediately by Michael M. Gottesman’s keynote presentation
  • The Exhibition opens at 10:00 a.m. and remains open until 6:30 p.m.
  • Scientific sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. See App and Event Scheduler for presenters and locations
  • SLAS2016 is having a Selfie Contest! Details in the SLAS Member Center
  • The invitation-only 2016 SLAS Leadership Forum, Genome-Based Therapeutics: Are We Finally There?, begins at 10:30 a.m. in Room 15B
  • Special Session – Biobanking: Evolving from Managing Small Molecules to Biological Molecules is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 8. Held in partnership with ISBER
  • Enjoy a reception in the Exhibition celebrating SLAS Journal Achievement Award honorees from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Late Night with LRIG Rapid-Fire Innovation Session begins at 6:30 p.m. in Room 6D

Navigate with the SLAS2016 Conference App
The new and improved SLAS2016 mobile app can help you get around, connect and stay up to date. It is available free for iOS, Android and Kindle devices, so you can:
  • Plan your itinerary and view the latest on the complete schedule of events
  • Review scientific session abstracts and speaker details
  • Receive important alerts and notifications
  • Connect with exhibitors within the app
  • Take notes and access them later
  • View a virtual Exhibition map and highlight companies you plan to visit
  • Scan the exhibitor listings and sort by category
  • Visit the Poster Gallery
  • Link to SLAS social media sites
  • Access this SLAS2016 Daily News
  • Connect with other App users
  • Share photos on Twitter and Facebook

Meet Our Keynote Speakers
Sponsored by

Gottesman   Michael M. Gottesman, M.D.
Analyzing the Complexity of Drug Resistance in Cancer
Monday, Jan. 25, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Room 6AB

Steltzner   Adam Diedrich Steltzner, Ph.D.
The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovation
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Room 6AB

2016 SLAS Innovation Award Finalists
These SLAS2016 podium presenters are contenders for the 2016 SLAS Innovation Award. The 2016 SLAS Innovation Awards Committee announces the winner of the $10,000 cash prize during the closing session on Wednesday.

Droplet Microfluidics: Amphiphilic Nanoparticles as Droplet Stabilizers for High-Fidelity and Ultrahigh-Throughput Droplet Assays (Sindy Tang) Monday, 10:30 a.m., Room 6E

Graphene-Based Biocompatible Optoelectronic Platform for Light-Controlled Activation of Cardiomyocytes (Elena Molokanova) Monday, 4:00 p.m., Room 6E

Elastomeric Sensor Surfaces for High-Throughput Phenotypic Screening of Cellular Force Generation (Ivan Pushkarsky) Monday, 4:30 p.m., Room 6F

Electrokinetic Micro- and Nanofluidic Technologies for Quantitative Detection of Viral Nucleic Acids (Sumita Pennathur) Tuesday, 3:00 p.m., Room 6E

The Application of Automated Frozen Aliquotting Technology to the Bioanalysis of Labile Compounds (Glenn Smith) Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Room 6F

A Frequency-Multiplexed Parallel Flow Cytometer for High-Throughput Screening and Drug Discovery (Jonathan Lin) Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., Room 6E

Droplet-Microarray Sandwiching Chip as Miniaturized Pipetting Free Platform for High-Throughput Screenings of Live Cells Based on Superhydrophilic-Superhydrophobic Surface Patterning (Anna Popova) Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Room 6E

Identifying Druggable Cells: Automated Methods for High-Content Single-Cell Screening (Tiffany Chen) Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Room 7

New Devices for the Detection and Classification of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Shana Kelley) Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., Room 6E

SLAS2016 Exhibition Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
More than 50 new products typically are launched at the SLAS Exhibition. Explore the floor to find out what’s new and what it can do for you. Plus...

All poster presentations are on display Monday and Tuesday to allow time to explore the breadth and depth of the scientific achievements they represent. Talk with presenters who will be by their posters from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday (odd-numbered posters) and Tuesday (even-numbered posters). See the poster educational track key.

Meet eight promising new start-up companies on SLAS Innovation AveNEW, Booth 1031. Who knows how many in attendance today started their careers by participating in a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) event? Find out what today’s kids are learning as several of southern California’s elite FIRST teams strut their stuff in the SLAS2016 Exhibition, aisle 200 by the Member Center.

Career Connections: Explore these practical programs for job seekers by visiting the SLAS Member Center:
  • Mentoring and Career Advice – American Chemical Society (ACS) San Diego Chapter members, as well as other experienced industry professionals. Contact Suanne Determan to sign up!
  • Private, one-on-one career coaching with Dan Eustace, Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Contact Suanne Determan to sign up!
  • Browse interactive job listings and submit your resume online
  • Attend one or more of FOUR specialized career workshops – each with Q&A. Attendance is on a first-come, first served basis.
    • The Negotiation Process (Dan Eustace)
      Monday, Jan. 25, 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Room 5A (breakfast is served)
    • I'm Surviving (Happily) My Career in Science — You Can Too! The Kamens Ten Commandments of Work/Life Balance (Joanne Kamens)
      Monday, Jan. 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Room 7 (bring a box lunch from the Exhibition)
    • After the Training Ends – Taking Steps for a Fulfilling Career in Science (Joanne Kamens)
      Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Room 5A (breakfast is served)
    • Enriching Your Mentoring Relationships from Both Sides (Joanne Kamens)
      Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Room 7 (bring a box lunch from the Exhibition)
The SLAS Member Center in the 200 aisle is the hub for all things SLAS and is where you can:
  • Pick up your free commemorative T-shirt (full conference registrants only; limited supply and sizes available)
  • Visit the SLAS Global Village to meet international participants
  • Become a member of the growing, global SLAS community
  • Sign up for career counseling sessions and workshops
  • Explore job listings
  • Visit the Selfie Station, and enter the photo contest
  • Collect your FUNd Run T-shirt (if purchased during registration)
  • Meet SLAS volunteer leaders and professional team members
The SLAS Scientific Journals Information Station: Learn more about SLAS’s two rigorously peer-reviewed MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals – the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) and the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA).
  • Learn from and talk with members of the publishing team, including:
    • JALA Editor-in-Chief Ed Chow (Monday, 1:00-1:30 p.m.)
    • JBS Editor-in-Chief Bob Campbell (Tuesday, 1:00-1:30 p.m.)
  • Meet and greet JALA and JBS published authors:
    • JBS Author David Beebe of the Univ. of Wisconsin – "Development of a Highly Sensitive Cell-Based Assay for Detecting Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A through Neural Culture Media Optimization" (Monday, 1:30-2:00 p.m.)
    • JALA Special Issue Guest Editor Joe Olechno of Labcyte – "Advancing Scientific Innovation with Acoustic Droplet Ejection" (Monday, 2:00-2:30 p.m.)
    • JBS Special Issue Guest Editor Jonathan Wingfield of AstraZeneca – "Mass Spectrometry within Drug Discovery" (Tuesday, 1:30-2:00 p.m.)
    • JALA Author Steve Riedmuller of Hudson Control Group – "Assembly and Transformation of a Synthetic Yeast Artificial Chromosome with a Multigene Cassette that Enhances Xylose Utilization into Saccharomyces Cerevisiae " (Tuesday, 2:00-2:30 p.m.)
  • Help your favorite 2016 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest finalist win a $500 Amazon gift card!

SLAS2016 Experience Lives On at the Corner Bars
When the conference and exhibition activities are over for the day, the networking is not! SLAS has negotiated discounts with three popular establishments within close proximity to the San Diego Convention Center and official SLAS2016 hotels. Bring your SLAS2016 badge to receive discounts on food and/or drinks and ample space to continue making connections Jan. 23- 27!
    Tin Roof, 401 G Street, 15% off food and beverage
    The Field, 544 Fifth Avenue, 15% off food and beverage
    Le Parfait Paris, 555 G Street, free happy hour drink with purchase (3:00-7:00 p.m.)

  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

  Sias joins Tecan — booth 831
Sias – a leading OEM supplier of laboratory automation solutions – has joined the Tecan Group, adding complementary new platforms, capabilities and expertise to customers of Tecan Partnering.

Promoted by: Sias Empowered with Tecan

  Booth #1749

AMSBIO magnetic bead specialists are available to discuss all applications where magnetic beads may help you improve efficiency, reduce costs, or develop innovative solutions.

Promoted by: AMSBIO

  Certified Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Providing high quality laboratory instruments along with Integration and specialized method development.

Learn More

Promoted by: Biodirect Inc.

  Booth #1647 - Flexible 3D Live Cell Printing

Digilab CellJet – rapid, precise, reliable, flexible, reproducible & biocompatible 3D printing with 95% cell viability or greater. Up to 16 channels, “on-the-fly” or “drop-by-drop” printing.

Promoted by: Digilab Inc.

  A Cobot For Your Lab?

Meet the collaborative robots from Universal Robots at SLAS booth #352 and find out how you easily and inexpensively automate repetitive tasks in your lab.

Promoted by: Universal Robots

  DNA on TAP @ SLAS2016

Join SGI-DNA 1/26 at a #SLAS2016 happy hour. Demo the world’s first DNA printer, network and learn about improving molecular biology workflows for drug discovery.

Promoted by: SGI-DNA, A Synthetic Genomics, Inc. Company


Use the SLAS2016 App to get around, connect and stay up to date.

The SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine makes it easy to stay informed of what thought leaders are doing and saying about life sciences discovery and technology.


Search SLAS2016 for your device

What’s in the Virtual Conference Bag?

Tomorrow: Late Night with LRIG

Congratulations to the 2016 SLAS Tony B. Student Travel Award Winners

New at the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine: From Burettes to Pipettes to Robots – Master Liquid Handling Basics for Peak Performance


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@PeaceinMemphis Lucky for an on-time departure today! Here I come, San Diego! #SLAS2016 @SLAS_Org!!!!



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