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Keynote Speakers: Michael M. Gottesman (today at 9:00 a.m.) and Adam Diedrich Steltzner (Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.) in Ballroom 6AB.

Today's Announcements
  • 2016 SLAS FUNd Run starts at 6:30 a.m. from the Seaside Boardwalk outside Roy’s Restaurant at the Marriott Marquis (outdoors). Sponsored by
  • Coffee is available at 8:00 a.m. in Ballroom 6 Lobby
  • Opening general session remarks begin at 8:30 a.m. followed immediately by Michael M. Gottesman’s keynote presentation, now presented virtually. Come early to get a seat and SLAS2016 commemorative lapel pin
  • The Exhibition opens at 10:00 a.m. and remains open until 6:30 p.m.
  • Sign up for one-on-one career counseling and mentoring sessions in the SLAS Member Center. Contact Suanne Determan to sign up!
  • The invitation-only 2016 SLAS Leadership Forum, “Genome-Based Therapeutics: Are We Finally There?,” begins at 10:30 a.m. in Room 15B
  • Lunch is served in the Exhibition from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Participants from Europe meet from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Room 14B to hear region-specific updates and plans for future SLAS activities (grab a box lunch from the Exhibition)
  • Meet poster presenters (odd numbered posters) from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Exhibition
  • Special Session – “Biobanking: Evolving from Managing Small Molecules to Biological Molecules” from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 8 Presented in partnership with ISBER
  • Student Poster Competition winners announced at 5:00 p.m. in the SLAS Member Center
  • Enjoy beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the 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
  • See you at the SLAS2016 corner bars

Happening Tomorrow

Keynote Speaker: Michael M. Gottesman, MD, NIH National Cancer Institute
Monday, Jan. 25, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 6AB
Sponsored by

GottesmanArrive by 8:30 a.m. to claim a seat for the SLAS2016 Opening Session. After important SLAS announcements, keynote speaker Gottesman virtually presents “Analyzing the Complexity of Drug Resistance in Cancer,” summarizing his current work to define mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer, and determine clinical relevance of these mechanisms to develop means to circumvent or target them. Gottesman is chief of the Laboratory of Cell Biology in the National Cancer Institute and NIH deputy director for intramural research, overseeing research and training in NIH laboratories.

Focused Networking through SLAS Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are one way SLAS helps connect the community to develop ideas and initiatives around shared interests. SIGs are informal, free and organized by SLAS members to explore specialized topics. Everyone is invited to join these SIG meetings during SLAS2016 and/or keep in touch with SLAS SIGs throughout the year on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 8:00-9:15 a.m.
  • HCS/HCA Data and Informatics (Room 15A)
  • Sample Management (Room 14A)
  • Screen Design and Assay Technology (Room 15B)
  • Stem Cells and 3D Microtissues (Room 14B)
  • Technology Transfer and CRO/CMO Project Management (Room 17A)
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 8:00-9:15 a.m.

  • Academic Drug Discovery (Room 2)
  • Automation Quality Control (Room 11B)
  • Compound Combination (Room 10)
  • Drug Repurposing (Room 9)
  • Informatics (Room 17A)
  • Labware Leachables (Room 11A)
  • Women Professionals in Science and Technology (Room 18)
Wednesday, Jan. 27, Noon-1:15 p.m.

  • ADMET (Room 18)
  • Automated Sample Preparation of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms (Room 17A)
  • Phenotypic Drug Discovery (Room 2)
  • Standards Initiatives (Room 16B)

Exhibitor Tutorials: From the Exhibition to the Classroom
Exhibitor Tutorials are unique opportunities to acquire in-depth information about the different technologies, services and solutions available from some SLAS2016 exhibitors. Hosted by individual exhibitors, space is limited to 50 people per session, so please arrive early. All SLAS2016 conference participants are welcome to attend the tutorials presented today at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m., and tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. See the Exhibitor Tutorials schedule; descriptions can be found in the Event Scheduler and Conference App.

Today in the SLAS Scientific Journals Information Station
Visit the SLAS Journal Information Station in the SLAS Member Center to say hello, ask questions and get to know authors of some of JALA and JBS’s most innovative research. Enjoy informal, face-to-face conversations about their work, your work and the new ideas shaping some of today’s most promising research.
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. Meet JALA Editor-in-Chief Edward Kai-Hua Chow
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. "Development of a Highly Sensitive Cell-Based Assay for Detecting Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A through Neural Culture Media Optimization" with JBS Author David Beebe of the Univ. of Wisconsin
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. "Advancing Scientific Innovation with Acoustic Droplet Ejection" with JALA Special Issue Guest Editor Joe Olechno of Labcyte

Pick Up Your T-Shirt at the SLAS Member Center
Sponsored by Cosmo Biotechnologies

Full conference registrants can exchange the T-shirt voucher attached to your conference registration badge for the SLAS2016 commemorative T-shirt in the Member Center. Supplies are limited, and sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Recorded Presentations Provide Schedule Flexibility
Select podium presentations are being recorded for on-demand access following SLAS2016. Full Conference attendees and dues-paying members will be sent a link when they become available. For now, please consider this future online availability as you plan your itinerary this week.

Monday Presentations
Scott Busby: HT-MALDI-MS as a Complete Label-Free Drug Discovery Platform: From Target Characterization through High-Throughput Screening to Hit Follow Up

Sindy Tang, Stanford University: Droplet Microfluidics: Amphiphilic Nanoparticles as Droplet Stabilizers for High-fidelity and Ultrahigh-throughput Droplet Assays

Tuesday Presentations
Louis Cohen: High-Throughput Screening of Metagenomic DNA Libraries

Ed Rebar: Genome Engineering with Zinc Finger Nucleases

Wednesday Presentations
Jason Cassaday: Development of a Platform to Enable Fully Automated Cross-Titration Experiments

Tiffany Chen: Identifying Druggable Cells: Automated Methods for High-Content Single-Cell Screening

Peter Tonge: Drug-Target Residence Time: Target Engagement, Target Vulnerability and Predictions of in Vivo Drug Activity

Online Poster Gallery
Browse the SLAS2016 Online Poster Gallery to see the scientific posters submitted by presenters. The gallery remains live for your convenience throughout the coming year. Search by date, category, author, keywords, title or thumbnail.

  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 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

  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 - Digilab Identity Raman Plate Reader

High throughput measurement with 532 nm, 785nm or 1064nm laser/ spectrometer to automatically obtain Raman emission from liquids, powders or solids in plates or slides.

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


SLAS2016 Conference Co-Chair Dino Di Carlo welcomes participants to San Diego for SLAS2016.

SLAS Exhibits Manager Barry Sacks takes you on a ride through SLAS2016 Exhibition set up.

Vote for your favorite finalist in the JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest.


Search SLAS2016 for your device

Career Connections at SLAS2016

New at the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine: Using Functional Metagenomics to Unearth Bacterial Effectors in the Human Gut

The Lab Man in the SLAS E-zine: Effective Drug Discovery Begins with the Right Assay

Poster Gallery


of the day
Agilent is a proud sponsor of the ‪#SLAS2016 FUNd Run. Monday, January 25, 6:30am. Learn more: ‪


New job listings from the SLAS Member Center in SLAS2016 Exhibition

Principal Scientist, Cell Biology & Imaging
Burlington, VT, USA

Associate Director, Human Cell Core
San Diego, CA, USA

Automation Associate
Tarrytown, NY, USA

Scientist I/II
Waltham, MA, USA



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