SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology Honor Annual Achievement Awardees

For Immediate Release


Oak Brook, IL – The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is pleased to announce the awardees of the annual publication awards honoring articles and authors from 2020 published editions of SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology.

Congratulations to the individuals being honored and the winning articles, which are available open access.

2021 SLAS Readers Choice Awards

Reflecting popularity among readers throughout 2020

SLAS Discovery
RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase as a Target for COVID-19 Drug Discovery by Wei Zhu, Catherine Z. Chen, Kirill Gorshkov, Miao Xu, Donald C. Lo, Wei Zheng (SLAS Discovery. 2020, 25, 1141-1151.)

SLAS Technology
Biosensors for Monitoring Airborne Pathogens by Christopher F. Fronczek and Jeong-Yeol Yoon (SLAS Technology. 2015, 20, 390-410.)

2021 SLAS Authors Choice Awards

Reflecting popularity among authors (citations) throughout 2020

SLAS Discovery
Three-Dimensional Cell Cultures in Drug Discovery and Development by Ye Fang, Ph.D., and Richard M. Eglen, Ph.D. (SLAS Discovery. 2017 22, 456-472.)

SLAS Technology
Digital Assays Part I: Partitioning Statistics and Digital PCR by Amar S. Basu, Ph.D., (SLAS Technology. 2017, 22, 369-386.)

2021 SLAS Reviewer Excellence Awards

Reflecting review quality, timeliness and volunteer service in 2020

SLAS Discovery
Douglas Auld, Ph.D., Novartis, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Dipak Dube, Ph.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (USA)
Gregory Adam, Ph.D., Merck, Schwenksville, PA (USA)
Anton Simeonov, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD (USA)

SLAS Technology
Michael Santillo, Ph.D., U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Laurel, Maryland (USA)
John Burczak, Ph.D., GE Global Research US (retired), Niskayuna, New York (USA)
Stephen Hughes, Ph.D., Spark Therapeutics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)


SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.


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