About SLAS

Transforming Research by Empowering the Life Sciences Community

SLAS is an international professional society of academic, industry and government researchers as well as developers and providers of laboratory automation tools. SLAS leads the pursuit of research excellence by offering tangible resources such as its international conferences and symposia, scientific publishing, and opportunities for continuing education, grants, professional collaboration, networking and career advancement.

Strategy & Governance

Biology, technology, engineering, research – no single aspect of life sciences is more important than the other, and the successful translation of discoveries and technologies requires a rich knowledge of each area. SLAS advances scientific innovation by providing education, information and professional development that unites researchers across disciplines.

The Call for Candidates for the 2022 SLAS Board of Directors slate is now open. Click the Election Information tab for more information on the nomination process. The deadline to submit a candidate is Friday, July 9.

SLAS Resources

Keep current with change in the rapidly evolving life sciences landscape with helpful SLAS Resources. Through its platforms that operate 24/7/365, the Society meets the needs of its 16,000-strong international membership.

Find answers in APPLIED, the SLAS Online Learning Center, home base for recorded conference presentations, webinars and other valuable resources for the life sciences community. Access and purchase current and past educational content. SLAS APPLIED modules can be accessed by anyone with a reliable internet connection via your desktop/laptop computer, tablet or mobile device. Explore what APPLIED has to offer. Check back throughout the year to listen to previously purchased content or access new content. While it is available to everyone, SLAS members and event attendees enjoy generous discounts!

Start a thread, ask or answer a question or reach out to your peers in or outside your life sciences niche using our online community. By engaging in CONNECTED, the SLAS Online Networking Center, you help build the community, establish new and maintain existing friendships and contribute to larger life science conversations. See what’s waiting for you 24/7/365! Explore a new category – SLAS Networking Subscription – that allows full-member access to SLAS CONNECTED. Looking for a Mentor? Check out Mentor Match to find career guidance. LEARN MORE

2021 SLAS Officers and Directors

 

President

Hansjoerg Haas, Ph.D.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Canada


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Vice President

Tim Spicer, Ph.D.

Scripps Research

United States


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Treasurer

Sue Crimmin, Ph.D.

GlaxoSmithKline

United States


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Secretary

Jan Lichtenberg, Ph.D.

InSphero AG

Switzerland


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Director

Michelle Arkin, Ph.D.

University of California, San Francisco

United States


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Director

Manuela Beil-Peter

Analytik Jena GmbH

Germany


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Director

Sammy Datwani, Ph.D.

Synthego Corporation

United States


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Director

Ira Hoffman, M.S.

HighRes Biosolutions

United States


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Director

Jonathan O’Connell, Ph.D.

Valo Health

United States


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Meet the SLAS Professional Team

 

SALES MANAGER, GLOBAL EVENTS

Rebecca Baker

 

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Marshall Brennan, Ph.D.

 
 

EXHIBITS & SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

Karen Cassidy

 

MARKETING MANAGER

Kathy Daniels, MBA

 

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

Suanne Determan

 
 

PROGRAM MANAGER

Liz Frank

 

SR. MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

Mary Geismann

 

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Alexis Hayes

 

DIRECTOR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Jill Hronek

 
 

PUBLISHING MANAGER

Alexandra (Ally) Jump

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Melinda Sells

 

DIRECTOR, GLOBAL EVENTS

Amy Wilkinson, CMP, DES

Contact SLAS

SLAS GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS
1301 West 22nd Street, Suite 708
Oak Brook, IL 60523 USA
+1.630.256.7527
F: +1.630.741.7527
US Toll Free +1.877.990.SLAS (7527)
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SLAS EUROPE OFFICE
280 Boulevard du Souverain
B-1160 Brussels
Belgium
+32(0)2.739.30.26
F: +32(0)2.743.15.50
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Give Back: SLAS Educational Fund

The SLAS Educational Fund, which nurtures scientific innovation by assisting the next generation of innovators, is the funding body for the SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program. Consider one of six convenient methods to support the life sciences legacy.