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SLAS2018 Explores the Diversity of Chemical Biology

“Chemical Biology, like good taste, is somewhat hard to pin down, but you know it when you see it,” Elizabeth Ostler, Chem Cent J. 2007; 1:5.

This quote aptly describes the process that the SLAS Scientific Program Advisory Committee (SPAC) went through as it considered new topical tracks for SLAS2018. The committee had compiled a list of suggested new conference program topics and was working to group them together into multi-session tracks. Some of them coalesced easily but there was a stubborn collection of “other” topics that defied categorization until someone exclaimed “This is Chemical Biology!” Thus, was the new Chemical Biology Track for SLAS2018 born.  


Microcontrollers, the Internet of Things and Our Laboratories

It’s been called the second industrial revolution. Whether it’s shaping smarter cities, tracking our 10,000 steps a day or just making sure we never run out of laundry detergent, microcontrollers and the Internet of Things (IoT) are making everyday life….well, if not simpler, at least a bit more effortless. But how is this technology changing life in the lab?


Making a Case for Attending SLAS2018

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you already recognize how you and your organization benefit from SLAS, its conferences, scientific journals and other programs. As the SLAS2018 early bird registration deadline grows nearer (Oct. 31) and you prepare to submit your request for participation, here are some thoughts to help you express the potential value of your participation.