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Keynote Speakers: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (today at 9:00 a.m.) and Rachel Swaby (Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.) in Marriott Marquis Salon 1-6.

Today's Announcements
  • Coffee at 8:00 a.m. in Marriott Marquis Salon 1-6 Lobby.
  • Opening remarks and keynote presentation at 8:30 a.m. in Marriott Marquis Salon 1-6. Come early to get a good seat and SLAS2017 lapel pin!
  • Exhibition opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sign up for one-on-one career counseling and mentoring sessions in the SLAS Member Center (Exhibition).
  • Lunch in the Exhibition at 12:30 p.m.
  • Exhibitor Tutorials today at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.; check Conference App.
  • Meet odd-numbered poster presenters from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Exhibition.
  • Student Poster Competition winners announced at 5:00 p.m. in the SLAS Member Center.
  • The Lab Man tapes his podcast with the Student Poster Competition winners at 5:00 p.m. in the Member Center.
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Reception in the Exhibition celebrating 2017 SLAS Journal Achievement Award honorees at 5:00 p.m.
  • Students and Early Career Professional Mixer in the Member Center, 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by bowling at Lucky Strike from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Late Night with LRIG Rapid-Fire Innovation Session at 6:00 p.m. in Convention Center Room 140AB.


Happening Tomorrow
  • 2017 SLAS FUNd Run departs at 6:30 a.m. from the Marriott Marquis Main Lobby (near gift shop).
  • Coffee at 7:45 a.m. in Rooms 145-147 Convention Center Concourse.
  • SLAS Special Interest Group meetings at 8:00 a.m.
  • Exhibition opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m.
  • Exhibitor Tutorials at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.
  • SLAS2017 Special Session: Whose Responsibility is Research Reproducibility at 3:00 p.m. in Convention Center Room 146C.
  • Reception in the Exhibition at 5:00 p.m.
  • SLAS2017 Tuesday Evening Celebration at the Newseum 6:30-9:30 p.m. Complimentary and continuous shuttle service is provided from the Convention Center (L Street entrance) to the Newseum beginning at 6:15 p.m.
  • Post your SLAS2017 photos on Facebook!

Today's Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus
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Lippincott-Schwartz After important SLAS announcements, keynote speaker Lippincott-Schwartz presents "Emerging Fluorescence Technology to Study the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Organelles within Cells." Emerging visualization technologies are playing an increasingly important role in the study of numerous aspects of cell biology, capturing processes at the level of whole organisms down to single molecules. While developments in probes and microscopes are dramatically expanding the areas of productive imaging, there are still significant roadblocks. This presentation discusses new imaging methods that can overcome these roadblocks, focusing on their potential for clarifying subcellular organelle dynamics.


Intelligent Network Building with SLAS Special Interest Groups
SLAS SIGs are another way SLAS connects the life sciences community to exchange information and ideas. SIGs are informal, free and organized by SLAS members to explore specialized topics. Everyone is invited to join SIG meetings during SLAS2017 and keep in touch with SLAS SIGs throughout the year on LinkedIn. All SIG meeting rooms are in the Convention Center.

Tuesday, 8:00-9:15 a.m.
  • HCS/HCA Data and Informatics (149AB)
  • Sample Management (151B)
  • Screen Design and Assay Technology (154AB)
  • Stem Cells and 3D Microtissues (152A)
  • Technology Transfer and CRO/CMO Project Management (159AB)
Wednesday, 8:00-9:15 a.m.
  • Compound Combination Screening (144B)
  • Labware Leachables (149AB)
  • Phenotypic Drug Discovery (144C)
  • NEW! Ultra-High-Throughput Screening (154AB)
  • Women Professionals in Science and Technology (155)
Wednesday, Noon-1:15 p.m.
  • Academic Drug Discovery (144C)
  • ADMET (155)
  • Automation Quality Control (154AB)
  • Standards Initiatives (159AB)

Take a Closer Look at Exhibitor Tutorials
Some SLAS2017 exhibitors host tutorial sessions to present more comprehensive information and insight to the technologies, services and solutions featured in the Exhibition. Hosted by the individual exhibitors, tutorial agendas vary. Space is limited to 50 people per tutorial, so arrive early. All conference participants are welcome to attend tutorials today at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m., tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday at noon. Search Exhibitor Tutorials in the Event Scheduler or Conference App.

Today's SLAS Author Services Information Sessions
Held in the SLAS Journals Information Station in the SLAS Member Center (Exhibition):
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. Meet SLAS Technology Editor-in-Chief Edward Kai-Hua Chow
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. Using Kudos to Get More People to Read and Cite Your Research
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. Accelerate Life Sciences Research with Atypon Literatum


Pick Up Your T-Shirt at the SLAS Member Center
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Exchange the T-shirt voucher attached to your full/paid conference registration badge for an SLAS2017 T-shirt in the SLAS 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 at following SLAS2017. Full Conference attendees and dues-paying members will receive links to recordings when they become available. For now, if your schedule’s tight and you’re having difficulty choosing between sessions, perhaps plan to catch these presentations online at a later date:

Jonathan Wingfield: High-Throughput Acoustic Mass Spectrometry: Development and Delivery of a Biochemical Screen
Avi Ma’ayan: Dr. Gene Budger: A Web Application to Predict Drugs to Modulate the Expression of a Specific Gene
Elodie Sollier-Christen, Vortex Biosciences Technology for Fast and Label-Free Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells from Blood Samples

Pratip K. Chattopadhyay: Precision Immunology Through Deeper, Single Cell Profiling
Michelle Arkin: Case-Study in Consortium-Based Drug Discovery: Allosteric Inhibition of the AAA ATPase p97
Shane Horman: HTS Tumor:Stroma Co-Culture Spheroid Platform Reveals CAF-Specific Chemotherapeutic Targets

Pooja Sabhachandani: Droplet Microfluidic-Based 3D Tumor Models for Cancer Therapeutic Screening

Online Poster Gallery
Browse the Online Poster Gallery to see the scientific posters presented at SLAS2017. The gallery remains live for your convenience throughout the coming year. Search by date, category, author, keywords, title or thumbnail.

  See the BionicOpter Fly!

Festo features at SLAS 2017, February 4-8 in Washington D.C., a show within a show spotlighting high speed screening machines from five manufacturers – Biomated Solutions, LGC, Perkin Elmer, PhyNexus, and Rheonix – each of which accelerated machine development through partnership with Festo.  (Festo SLAS Booth #313) The Festo booth also features the AquaJellies – bionic, autonomous jellyfish – in a 500 gallon/1,900 liter tank.

Promoted by: Festo Corporation

  Icagen Advances Early Drug Discovery

Icagen is a deeply experienced, integrated discovery group with expertise and technologies in chemistry, biology and in silico discovery, capable of solving myriad challenges and generating leads.

SLAS booth #1626

Promoted by: Icagen

  Certified Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Providing high quality laboratory instruments along with Integration and specialized method development. Come visit us at booth #1205.

Learn More

Promoted by: Biodirect Inc.


Conference Co-Chairs Marcie Glicksman and Dana Vanderwall take you inside SLAS2017.

Read stories of great science, innovative ideas and passionate researchers in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.


Search SLAS2017 at:

Career Connections at SLAS2017

New at the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine: The Lab Man – Rational Screen Design: A Long-Lived Topic

Review the SLAS Strategic Plan

Poster Gallery


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How do I get ready for the Super Bowl? By teaching a short course on #CRISPR, of course! @SLAS_Org


New job listings from the SLAS Member Center in SLAS2017 Exhibition

Product Manager
Westbrook, ME, USA

Account Manager – Northern Europe
United Kingdom

Technician – High-Throughput Screening
Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Process Improvement Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA, USA



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