Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty (less than four years in first academic appointment) are encouraged to apply for this prestigious award for the SLAS2021 Digital International Conference and Exhibition.
Congratulations to the 2021 Tony B. Academic Award winners!
Nikolaj Mandsberg, Technical University of Denmark
Gradient Droplet Arrays by Acceleration Dip-Coating
Melissa Unger, CeMOS
Development of an Automated MALDI MS Assay for Direct Analysis of Cellular Drug Uptake via the Organic Anion Transporting Polypeptide OATP2B1
Stefan Schneider, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB
Organ-on-a-Disc: a Platform Technology for the Automated and Parallelized Generation and Culture of Microphysiological 3D Tissues based on Centrifugal Forces
David Sykes, The University of Nottingham
Novel ThermoFRET and BRET-Based Thermostability Assays Applied to GPCRs
Lazar Katanic, Collaborator
Automation Trainer’s Good Liquid Handling (GLH) Modified Tartrazine-Based Single-Dye Method Improves Qualification of the Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR)
Yuka Otsuka, Scripps Research
Identification and Validation of Drugs that Inhibit SARS2-CoV-2 Entry
Sumitha Rajendra Rao, Scripps Research
Small Molecule Rescue of Phenotypes Disrupted in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Astha Lamichhane, University of Akron
A 3D Tumor Model of Resistance of Colon Cancer to Cyclic Treatments with Kinase Inhibitors
Pouria Rafsanjani Nejad, University of Akron
Toxicity of Kinase Pathway Inhibitors in Combination Treatments to Normal Human Cells in a Three-Dimensional Culture
Sunil Singh, The University of Akron
Organotypic Breast Tumor Model for Mechanistic Studies of Tumor-Stromal Interactions
Kristine Tan, University of California, Berkeley
Optimizing In-Gel Immunoassay Performance by Reducing Fluorescence Background Signal
Ming Yao, University of Washington
A Multiwell Plate-Based High-Throughput Technology for Toxicity Screening Under Various Oxygen Environments
An applicant must be the primary author of a submitted abstract and must present his/her research in either a poster or oral (podium) session at the digital conference. Submitted award applications are reviewed by members of the Tony B. Academic Award selection panel and are based on multiple factors, including but not limited to:
The award covers the following:
Multiple applicants from a single research group are allowed to apply. However, such applicants should understand that award application reviewers may prioritize the applications so that only one individual per investigator's research group receives an award. This decision will be based on funding availability and the criteria listed above.
The Tony B. Academic Travel Award honors Tony Beugelsdijk, Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) co-founder who passed away in August 2009. Tony played a very inspirational and instrumental role in laboratory robotics and made significant contributions to ALA, the former LabAutomation conference and exhibition, and the scientific community as a whole. We are honored to remember him through a program that recognizes up-and-coming researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in laboratory science and technology.