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Special Issue Call for Papers

Academic Screening Centers & Translational Drug Discovery Centers Showcase

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SLAS Discovery

SLAS Discovery Associate Editor Marc Bickle (Technology Development Studio of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden Germany) invites submissions of abstracts for research carried out in academic screening centers for publication in a 2019 Special Issue.

Dr. Bickle is looking for original research papers, technical notes or reviews that focus on science in the context of academic screening endeavours. An in-depth editorial will describe each laboratory and its operational model.

Abstract proposals will be used to select and invite papers for review and publication consideration. Possible topics are:

  • Assay development
  • Compound screening both for chemical biology and drug discovery applications
  • Genomic screening for basic research or target validation
  • Novel screening modalities
  • Development of novel markers, probes and tools for screening
  • Screens with model organisms
  • Methods for data analysis
  • Reviews on methods and modalities

Submit your abstract before May 1, 2018.

  1. Submit a working title and abstract (up to 500 words) as an MSWord document/attachment to
  2. Include “SLAS Discovery Special Issue / ASC” in the subject line of your e-mail.
  3. Include your name, affiliation and contact info in the text of the e-mail and in your MSWord document.

Invited authors will be notified by May 4, 2018. Final manuscripts and related materials will need to be completed and submitted by Aug. 1, 2018. All submitted papers will be subject to peer-review to ensure scientific rigor, clarity of expression and integration with other contributions in the SLAS Discovery special issue. Submissions from SLAS members and nonmembers are welcome.

Questions? Please e-mail or call +1.630.256.7527, ext. 106.