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SLAS Welcomes Marshall Brennan, Ph.D., as its New Scientific Director
November 18, 2020

SLAS Welcomes Marshall Brennan, Ph.D., as its New Scientific Director

Marshall Brennan, Ph.D., will join the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) as its new Scientific Director, beginning November 23.

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December Special Issue <em>SLAS Technology</em> Features "Advances in Technology to Address COVID-19"
November 18, 2020

December Special Issue SLAS Technology Features "Advances in Technology to Address COVID-19"

The December issue of SLAS Technology is a special collection featuring the cover article, “Advances in Technology to Address COVID-19” by editors Edward Kai-Hua Chow, Ph.D., (National University of Singapore), Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D., (The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA) and Xianting Ding, Ph.D., (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China).

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December Special Issue of <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Features "Drug Discovery Targeting COVID-19"
November 18, 2020

December Special Issue of SLAS Discovery Features "Drug Discovery Targeting COVID-19"

The December edition of SLAS Discovery, “Drug Discovery Targeting COVID-19” is a special collection assembled by Associate Editor Timothy Spicer (Scripps, FL, USA), focusing on drug discovery efforts toward the current global pandemic of COVID-19caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

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October's <em>SLAS Technology</em> Leads with Cover Article, "Role of Digital Microfluidics in Enabling Access to Laboratory Automation and Making Biology Programmable"
September 21, 2020

October's SLAS Technology Leads with Cover Article, "Role of Digital Microfluidics in Enabling Access to Laboratory Automation and Making Biology Programmable"

"Role of Digital Microfluidics in Enabling Access to Laboratory Automation and Making Biology Programmable" includes original research by Varun B. Kothamachu, Ph.D., Sabrina Zaini and Federico Muffatto of Digi.Bio.

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The October Issue of <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Features Cover Article "A Critical and Concise Review of Mass Spectrometry Applied to Imaging in Drug Discovery"
September 21, 2020

The October Issue of SLAS Discovery Features Cover Article "A Critical and Concise Review of Mass Spectrometry Applied to Imaging in Drug Discovery"

October's cover article features research from Richard J. A. Goodwin Ph.D. (AstraZeneca), Zoltan Takats Ph.D. (Imperial College London), and Josephine Bunch, Ph.D. (National Physical Laboratory).

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September Edition of <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Highlights "Applications of Functional Genomics for Drug Discovery"
August 20, 2020

September Edition of SLAS Discovery Highlights "Applications of Functional Genomics for Drug Discovery"

September's SLAS Discovery cover article, "Applications of Functional Genomics for Drug Discovery" by Ami M. Kabadi Ph.D., (Element Genomics), Eoin McDonnell Ph.D. (Element Genomics), Christopher L. Frank Ph.D., (Element Genomics), and Lauren Drowley Ph.D., (UCB Biosciences) reviews how functional genomic tools are better able to understand the biological interplay between genes, improving disease modeling and identifying novel drug targets.

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SLAS Statement – and Actions – on Racism
July 27, 2020

SLAS Statement – and Actions – on Racism

Click through for the official SLAS equality statement and action plan.

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August's SBI<sup>2</sup> Special Issue of <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Now Available
July 20, 2020

August's SBI2 Special Issue of SLAS Discovery Now Available

The August special issue of SLAS Discovery “High-Content Imaging and Informatics” features a special collection of original research and perspectives curated by guest editors Myles Fennell, Ph.D. and Paul A. Johnston, Ph.D. of The Society of Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics (SBI2).

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August's Special Issue of <em>SLAS Technology</em> "Carbohydrate Structure Analysis: Methods and Application" Available Now
July 20, 2020

August's Special Issue of SLAS Technology "Carbohydrate Structure Analysis: Methods and Application" Available Now

The August edition of SLAS Technology "Carbohydrate Structure Analysis: Methods and Application" is curated by guest editors Christian Heiss, Ph.D. and Parastoo Azadi, Ph.D. of the University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.

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July's <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Special Issue Features Three Significant Research Areas on the "Functional Genomics for Target Identification"
June 22, 2020

July's SLAS Discovery Special Issue Features Three Significant Research Areas on the "Functional Genomics for Target Identification"

July’s SLAS Discovery Special Issue Features Three Significant Research Areas on the “Functional Genomics for Target Identification” The July special issue of SLAS Discovery, “Functional Genomics for Target Identification,” features ten articles — four available via open access — focused on three strategic pillars that form the foundation of the functional genomics discipline.

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June's <em>SLAS Technology</em> Highlights Two Research Papers Authored by SLAS2019 Ignite Award Winner
May 27, 2020

June's SLAS Technology Highlights Two Research Papers Authored by SLAS2019 Ignite Award Winner

The June issue of SLAS Technology features two related research papers authored by Georges Muller, Ph.D., (SEED Biosciences, Switzerland) the SLAS2019 Ignite Award winner and a top ten 2020 SLAS Innovation Award finalist. Both of Muller’s contributions to the issue include research based on a single-cell cloning method and pipet his teams created to help solve efficiency and regulatory issues.

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June's <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Features the Special Collection, "Ion Channels and Relevant Drug Screening Approaches"
May 27, 2020

June's SLAS Discovery Features the Special Collection, "Ion Channels and Relevant Drug Screening Approaches"

In this issue, Guest Editors Joseph G. McGivern, Ph.D. (Amgen Research, United States) and Mei Ding, Ph.D. (AstraZeneca, Sweden) present three original research papers and one review that reflect the recent advances and continuing challenges in the development and application of assay technologies that are applicable to drug discovery for ion channel targets.

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Tim Spicer of Scripps Research Named New Associate Editor of <em>SLAS Discovery</em>
April 30, 2020

Tim Spicer of Scripps Research Named New Associate Editor of SLAS Discovery

SLAS Discovery, one of two official journals of SLAS, welcomes Timothy Spicer, Ph.D., as a new Associate Editor. Spicer has served on the SLAS Discovery Editorial Board since 2016 and is currently serving a two-year term as Secretary for the SLAS Board of Directors.

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SLAS Releases COVID-19 Infographics to Explain Research Terminology
April 20, 2020

SLAS Releases COVID-19 Infographics to Explain Research Terminology

SLAS has released the first two infographics in an ongoing series of tools to help the general public better understand the technical jargon being discussed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SLAS Visiting Graduate Researcher Program Grant Recipient Announced
March 31, 2020

SLAS Visiting Graduate Researcher Program Grant Recipient Announced

SLAS selected Thi Mui Pham, Ph.D., of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center - Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands) as its 2020 SLAS Visiting Graduate Researcher Grant recipient.

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SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Awarded to Ulri Nicole Lee of the University of Washington
March 26, 2020

SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Awarded to Ulri Nicole Lee of the University of Washington

Ulri Nicole Lee, Ph.D. candidate, (University of Washington) is the 2020 recipient of the SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant. This is the fifth year the SLAS grant has been awarded to an outstanding student researcher. Lee will receive $100,000 to use toward her research.

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"Maximizing the Value of Cancer Drug Screening in Multicellular Tumor Spheroid Cultures: A Case Study in Five Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines" Leads April's <em>SLAS Discovery</em>
March 20, 2020

"Maximizing the Value of Cancer Drug Screening in Multicellular Tumor Spheroid Cultures: A Case Study in Five Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines" Leads April's SLAS Discovery

Stanton J. Kochanek, Ph.D., David A. Close, Ph.D., Daniel P. Camarco, Ph.D., and Paul A. Johnston, Ph.D., (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA) disseminate their recent study that shows how incorporating morphology and dead cell readouts into cancer drug screening helps improve the drug selection rate.

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April's Edition of <em>SLAS Technology</em> Features Cover Article, "CURATE.AI: Optimizing Personalized Medicine with Artificial Intelligence"
March 20, 2020

April's Edition of SLAS Technology Features Cover Article, "CURATE.AI: Optimizing Personalized Medicine with Artificial Intelligence"

In this review, authors Agata Blasiak, Ph.D., Jeffrey Khong, and Theodore Kee (University of Singapore and The N.1 Institute for Health) explain an alternate approach to the current limited and suboptimal big data decision making tools that are used to help medical teams determine a patient's drug and dose recommendation.

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"CRISPR: A Screener's Guide" Headlines the March Edition of <em>SLAS Discovery</em>
February 24, 2020

"CRISPR: A Screener's Guide" Headlines the March Edition of SLAS Discovery

The March edition of SLAS Discovery features the cover article, “CRISPR: A Screener’s Guide,” by Carlos le Sage, Ph.D., Steffen Lawo, Ph.D., and Benedict C.S. Cross, Ph.D., (Horizon Discovery, United Kingdom). In their review, the authors discuss how CRISPR-Cas9 systems are being used widely throughout the drug discovery process and the development of new precision medicines.

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<em>SLAS Discovery</em> and <em>SLAS Technology</em> Announce Annual Achievement Awards
February 11, 2020

SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology Announce Annual Achievement Awards

SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology announced their annual publication awards honoring articles and authors from editions published in 2019. The awards were officially announced at a special reception held in partnership with SAGE Publishing, on Monday, January 27 at the SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition in San Diego. 

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Dreier Receives Certified Association Executive Designation
February 7, 2020

Dreier Receives Certified Association Executive Designation

Brenda Dreier, Chief Operating Officer, has earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives. The CAE the highest professional credential in the association industry.

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February's <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Special Issue, "Advances in Cellular Target Engagement and Target Deconvolution" Now Available
February 3, 2020

February's SLAS Discovery Special Issue, "Advances in Cellular Target Engagement and Target Deconvolution" Now Available

The February special issue of SLAS Discovery, “Advances in Cellular Target Engagement and Target Deconvolution,” features 13 articles focused on multiple aspects and technologies of cellular target engagement.

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Access is Now Available for February's <em>SLAS Technology</em> Special Issue, "Flexible Analytical Devices for Point-of-Care Testing"
February 3, 2020

Access is Now Available for February's SLAS Technology Special Issue, "Flexible Analytical Devices for Point-of-Care Testing"

The first SLAS Technology issue of 2020, “Flexible Analytical Devices for Point-of-Care Testing,” features a series of articles and research reviews highlighting the ever-increasing popularity of wearable technology devices as they apply to disease detection and health monitoring.

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SLAS Life Science and Technology Awards Announced
January 31, 2020

SLAS Life Science and Technology Awards Announced

Science and technology awards were announced during SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition, the annual flagship event of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. Each year SLAS recognizes several exceptional attendees and exhibitors who represent the best of the Society’s programs and mission.

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Joseph De Rutte, M.S., Recognized with Innovation Award at SLAS2020
January 31, 2020

Joseph De Rutte, M.S., Recognized with Innovation Award at SLAS2020

San Diego, CA, USA — Joseph De Rutte, M.S., (University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA) was awarded the SLAS Innovation Award at the SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA. De Rutte received the award as recognition of his exceptional podium presentation, “High-Throughput Encapsulation and Selection of Cells Based on Antibody Secretion Using Lab-on-a-Particle Technology.”

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New Product Award Winners Announced at SLAS2020
January 20, 2020

New Product Award Winners Announced at SLAS2020

The annual SLAS New Product Awards were announced at the 9th Annual SLAS International Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA, USA.

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<em>SLAS Discovery</em> Announces New Tagline
January 2, 2020

SLAS Discovery Announces New Tagline

SLAS Discovery, one of two official journals of SLAS, announced a new tagline for 2020 and beyond. “Advancing the Science of Drug Discovery” will replace “Advancing Life Sciences R&D,” as the official tagline beginning with the just-released January edition of the publication.

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