2021 ELN Articles

From Artisan to Automated: SLAS Grant Winner Assembles Microfluidics Tool to Customize Research and Increase the Pace of Science Discovery
June 28, 2021

From Artisan to Automated: SLAS Grant Winner Assembles Microfluidics Tool to Customize Research and Increase the Pace of Science Discovery

Imagine if every lab had an expert engineer to design microfluidic chips tailored to research specifications. Using rapid prototyping and machine learning to simplify the systematic design of droplet microfluidic platforms, the idea becomes a reality for one lab thanks to support from the 2021 SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant.

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Discovering the Mystery Behind the Molecules in Targeted Protein Degradation
May 11, 2021

Discovering the Mystery Behind the Molecules in Targeted Protein Degradation

After decades of cancer research, 80 percent of the proteome, including disease-relevant targets such as the K-Ras protein, remain out of reach for therapeutic drug development, according to Georg Winter, Ph.D. He relates the frustration of the situation as standing before a tall tree loaded with tempting fruit. "You know that all of these apples would taste delicious, but you're incapable of climbing the tree," he says.

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Predict Outcomes and Improve Therapeutic Strategies by Examining Single-Cell Change across Cell Populations
April 9, 2021

Predict Outcomes and Improve Therapeutic Strategies by Examining Single-Cell Change across Cell Populations

Siyu (Sisi) Chen, Ph.D., developed a computational framework for analyzing data across hundreds of samples to better understand heterogeneous cell populations in a wide range of therapeutic and disease conditions. To describe how her team pursues disease progression, she borrows a hockey analogy from Wayne Gretzky: Don't go where the puck is now, go where it will be next.

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Beil-Peter, Lichtenberg, O'Connell Named to the SLAS Board of Directors
January 15, 2021

Beil-Peter, Lichtenberg, O'Connell Named to the SLAS Board of Directors

Three talented and hard-working leaders join the SLAS Board of Directors at SLAS2021 Digital International Conference and Exhibition. Please meet Manuela Beil-Peter, Jan Lichtenberg, Ph.D., and Jonathan O’Connell, Ph.D., in this question-and-answer e-zine article. Along with six current SLAS Board members, Beil-Peter, Lichtenberg and O’Connell are prepared to invest their energy, ideas and efforts to keep SLAS moving forward in its quest to advance scientific innovation by providing education, information and professional development within the life sciences arena.

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