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Celebrate the freedom of expression at the SLAS2017 Tuesday Evening Celebration at the Newseum. All registered SLAS2017 participants are invited to enjoy plentiful hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and explore seven levels of interactive exhibits, 15 galleries and 15 theaters at this popular museum. Buses leave the Convention Center L Street entrance beginning at 6:15 p.m. and run continuously to/from the Newseum until 10:00 p.m.

Today's Announcements
  • Coffee at 7:45 a.m. in Rooms 145-147 Convention Center Concourse.
  • Exhibition opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Lab Man talks with SLAS journal editors-in-chief at 10:00 a.m. and with Beth Barry of SAGE on the Kudos program at 5:00 p.m.
  • Lunch in the Exhibition at 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet presenters of even-numbered posters from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Exhibition.
  • Special Session: Whose Responsibility is Research Reproducibility at 3:00 p.m. in Convention Center Room 146C. This session is moderated by NPR science correspondent Richard Harris.
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Reception in the Exhibition at 5:00 p.m.


Happening Tomorrow
  • The 2017 SLAS FUNd Run, sponsored by Agilent Technologies, has been rescheduled for Wednesday. Runners depart 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 Author Workshop: How to Prepare a Manuscript for Publication at 8:00 a.m. in Convention Center Room 159AB.
  • SLAS Special Interest Group meetings at 8:00 a.m. and noon.
  • Exhibition opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m.
  • SLAS New Product Awards are announced at 9:15 a.m. in the Exhibition.
  • Special Session: Regenerative Medicine – Next Generation Treatments, 9:30 a.m. in Convention Center Room 146C.
  • Passport to Prizes winners drawn in the SLAS Member Center at 11:45 a.m. (winners must be present).
  • Keynote speaker Rachel Swaby speaks at 3:45 p.m. followed by the announcement of the 2017 SLAS Innovation Award winner. Rachel Swaby book signing immediately after!

SLAS2017 Tuesday Evening Celebration at the Newseum
Tonight, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by

Ranked #8 of 394 things to do in DC, the Newseum belongs exclusively to SLAS tonight. Enjoy dinner, drinks and special exhibits including “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” which explores music’s influence on civil rights, the Vietnam War and gender equality. Meet up with old friends and make new professional contacts, while enjoying a bountiful dinner buffet, select wines, domestic beers and soft drinks. Buses leave the Convention Center L Street entrance beginning at 6:15 p.m. and run continuously throughout the 6:30-9:30 celebration.


Today's Special Interest Group Meetings
Everyone is welcome to attend any of the five SIG meetings today at 8:00 a.m. All meeting rooms are in the Convention Center. More info in the SLAS2017 Event Scheduler.

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)

SIGs are open to all SLAS2017 participants.

Face the Future on SLAS Innovation AveNEW
Visit this dedicated area of the Exhibition to meet impressive start-up companies who were awarded a place in this important section of the Exhibition. These upstart companies were selected by a panel of judges for the innovation and excitement of their promising new technologies.

Congratulations to the 2017 SLAS Journal Achievement Award Honorees!
2017 SLAS Readers Choice Awards
Reflecting popularity among readers throughout 2016.

2017 SLAS Discovery Readers Choice Award
A New Bliss Independence Model to Analyze Drug Combination Data
By Wei Zhao, Kris Sachsenmeier, Lanju Zhang, Erin Sult, Robert E. Hollingsworth, and Harry Yang

2017 SLAS Technology Readers Choice Award
TEER Measurement Techniques for In Vitro Barrier Model Systems
By Balaji Srinivasan, Aditya Reddy Kolli, Mandy Brigitte Esch, Hasan Erbil Abaci, Michael L. Shuler, and James J. Hickman

2017 SLAS Authors Choice Awards
Reflecting popularity among authors (citations) throughout 2016.

2017 SLAS Discovery Authors Choice Awards (tie)
Chagas Disease Drug Discovery: Toward a New Era
By Eric Chatelain

Increasing the Content of High-Content Screening: An Overview
By Shantanu Singh, Anne E. Carpenter, and Auguste Genovesio

2017 SLAS Technology Authors Choice Award
TEER Measurement Techniques for In Vitro Barrier Model Systems
By Balaji Srinivasan, Aditya Reddy Kolli, Mandy Brigitte Esch, Hasan Erbil Abaci, Michael L. Shuler, and James J. Hickman

2017 SLAS Reviewer Excellence Awards
Reflecting review quality, timeliness and volunteer service in 2016.

2017 SLAS Discovery Reviewer Excellence Awards
Marc Bickle, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden (Germany)
Geoff Holdgate, AstraZeneca, Cambridge (UK)
Christophe Morisseau, University of California, Davis, CA (USA)
Christian Parker, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel (Switzerland)

2017 SLAS Technology Reviewer Excellence Awards
Marcos Cheney, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD (USA)
Dieter Drexler, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT (USA)
Shue Wang, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (USA)

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 Discovery Editor-in-Chief Robert M. Campbell
1:30-2:00 p.m. Distinguish Yourself in the Literature with ORCID
2:00-2:30 p.m. Social Media Strategies for Journal Authors


Congratulations SLAS2017 Student Poster Winners!
A panel of SLAS judges give highest honors (and $500 each!) to these three promising young professionals:
  • Alice Bong (University of Queensland): Imaging Intracellular Calcium Dynamics in Breast Cancer using Automated High-Content Fluorescence Imaging
  • Sudip Mondal (University of Texas at Austin): Next Generation Screening Technology for High-Throughput Drug Screening using C. elegans Disease Models
  • Bilal Zulfiqur (Griffith University): High-Throughput Phenotypic Screening Reveals Novel Pharmacologically Active Compounds for Visceral Leishmaniasis

Welcome SLAS Fellow Members!
SLAS proudly announced the inaugural class of SLAS Fellow Members during the opening session yesterday. Congratulations to these exceptional Society contributors. SLAS Fellows represent the epitome of SLAS as a mission-driven organization that focuses on serving life sciences professionals via practitioner-driven knowledge, education and peer-to-peer connections.


Also Announced...
In yesterday's opening session, SLAS leaders provided a state of the Society address that touched on several important accomplishments and plans for the future. Outgoing President Richard Eglen and Incoming President Scott Atkin collaborated to recognize Board members completing their tenure (Alastair Binnie, Richard Eglen, Mike Snowden) and welcome new members (Alan Fletcher, Cathy Tralau-Stewart, Steve Young). "SLAS is proud to count members from over 110 countries and is a welcoming community that has no borders, either real or imagined,” said SLAS President Scott Atkin. “All we ask of members is that they bring an open mind and a willingness to engage in productive discourse with fellow members to transform research and advance life sciences."

The inaugural class of SLAS Fellow Members was announced, several program updates were presented, and the SLAS2017-2021 Strategic Plan was introduced publicly for the first time. For additional information about SLAS programs, membership and financial standing, check out the 2016 SLAS Annual Report in SLAS ELN.

Presentation Recording Notice
Select podium presentations are being recorded today for on-demand access following SLAS2017. Full Conference attendees and dues-paying members will be sent links when they become available.

Pratip K. Chattopadhyay: Precision Immunology Through Deeper, Single Cell Profiling, 10:30 a.m.

Michelle Arkin: Case-Study in Consortium-Based Drug Discovery: Allosteric Inhibition of the AAA ATPase p97, 3:00 p.m.

Shane Horman: HTS Tumor:Stroma Co-Culture Spheroid Platform Reveals CAF-Specific Chemotherapeutic Targets, 3:30 p.m.

Meet SLAS Corporate Members
(SLAS2017 booth number in parenthesis)

Agilent Technologies (#305)
Analytik Jena AG (#1011)
Biosero (#901)
BioTek Instruments, Inc. (#911)
BMG Labtech (#529)
Burkert Fluid Control Systems (#137)
Cisbio Bioassays (#236)
Festo Corporation (#313)
Genedata (#541)
Hamilton Company (#601)
Hettich (#319)
HighRes Biosolutions (#504)
INHECO GmbH (#1727)
Labcyte Inc. (#523)
LGC (#437)
Micronic America (#129)
Thermo Fisher Scientific (#701)

  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.


Discovery. Technology. Inseparable.


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SLAS Volunteer Opportunities

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of the day
#SLAS2017 kicks off w/ @SLAS_Org President Scott Atkin saying, "The SLAS community has no borders."


New job listings from the SLAS Member Center in SLAS2017 Exhibition

Field Applications Scientist
San Diego, CA, USA

HTS Associate
Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Lab Automation Scientist
Menlo Park, CA, USA

Field Applications Specialist
Hamilton Company
Memphis, TN, USA



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