Top Ten Reasons to Attend the SLAS International Conference & Exhibition
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Top Ten Reasons to Attend the SLAS International Conference & Exhibition

January 20, 2020

Eight Top Reasons to Attend the SLAS International Conference & Exhibition

Time away from the lab is limited and valuable. You need to return from SLAS in San Diego with new tools to raise your scientific research… your “Out of the Office ROI.”

Here are ten key tutorials, presentations and posters designed to help you achieve fast, accurate and reproducible results in precision medicine, next generation sequencing, homogenous assays and more.


The Importance of Sample Management in Precision Medicine: A High-throughput Biobanking Workflow Solution

DATE: Monday, January 27, 2020
TIME: 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
ROOM: Tutorial 11A

The increased acceptance and implementation of precision medicine, direct to consumer genomics and applications such as regenerative medicine have driven the need and adoption for the storage of primary samples and the isolation and storage of high quality, high molecular weight nucleic acid. One reason for primary sample and nucleic acid storage is the value of the information held within the sample.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why preserving sample integrity through automated cold chain sample management is vital for sample viability and throughput efficiency
  • High Throughput Nucleic Acid Extraction workflow technology advancements
  • Quantification and Nucleic Acid Normalization techniques
  • The importance of High Quality nucleic acid extraction
  • Example case study workflows of automated sample management and Nucleic Acid Extraction workflows and the importance to future precision medicine treatments

In this workshop we explore industry collaborations to provide a solution to the increased need for efficient sample management and nucleic acid extraction that meet todays amplified requirement for higher throughput full workflow solutions.

Presenters:

  • Andrew Brooks, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Technology Development / Chief Scientific Officer RUCDR Infinite Biologics / Brooks Life Sciences
  • Carola Schmidt, Global ARS Director, PerkinElmer Applied Genomics

An Automated Deep-learning Workflow for Analyzing HCS Screens

DATE: Monday, January 27, 2020
TIME: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
ROOM: Tutorial 11B

Imaging-based phenotypic screening of cell-based disease models has become an indispensable tool for modern drug discovery. Despite the growing adoption of high-content screening (HCS), analyzing the complex imaging data produced by these systems can take weeks and typically requires hands-on programming by data scientists. Here we describe a cloud-enabled AI platform for analyzing and visualizing HCS data.

Presenter: Oren Kraus, Co-Founder, Phenomic AI


Library preparation miniaturization: Effects of miniaturization on next generation sequencing data

DATE: Monday, January 27, 2020
TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
POSTER: Presentation | Poster Number: 1021-B

Author: Thomas Rawlins, Automation Expert, PerkinElmer


Rapid Assessment of Drug Effects on Cellular Proliferation and Multiple Biomarkers using AlphaLISA and the EnSight Multimode Plate Reader in a Colorectal Cancer Model

DATE: Monday, January 27, 2020
TIME: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Poster Presentation | 1321-B

Author: Jeanine Hinterneder


Technical and Workflow Considerations for cfDNA Applications

DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
TIME: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
ROOM: SLAS Workshop Room 9

PerkinElmer’s reliable reagents, coupled with its proven automation technology, greatly assist in developing a robust pipeline for labs implementing cfDNA applications. Join us to hear learn how to improve the efficiency and reproducibility of your cfDNA workflows.

Presenter: Thomas Rawlins, Automation Expert, PerkinElmer


Taking the Guesswork Out of NGS Library Prep Reaction Miniaturization

DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
TIME: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
ROOM: SLAS Workshop Room 9

Complete, miniaturized NGS automation from single-cells or purified DNA/RNA provide cost-effective sample preparation for even the most complex sequencing workflows. We will present a fully automated end-to-end solution inclusive of automation and reagents optimized for miniaturized NGS that is guaranteed to generate high-quality libraries.

Presenter: Thomas Rawlins, Automation Expert, PerkinElmer.


A Novel Deep Learning and Machine Vision System for Automating Blood Fractionation on a High-Throughput Liquid Handling Platform

DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
POSTER: Presentation | Poster Number: 1017-C

Author: James Atwood, General Manager Applied Genomics, PerkinElmer, Inc.


Simultaneous Measurement of Chemokine/Cytokine Release and Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity upon Binding with Rituximab

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Poster Presentation | 1323-D

Author: Jeanine Hinterneder


Advances in Cellular Target Engagement / Enabling a New Paradigm in Hit Discovery - CETSA® -HT

DATE: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
TIME: 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
ROOM: Podium Presentation | Drug Target Strategies

Author: Kirsten Tschapalda, PhD, AstraZeneca


Targeting engagement by utilising CETSA® in drug target studies

DATE: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
TIME: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
ROOM: Podium Presentation | Drug Target Strategies

Author: Laurence Arnold, PhD, Pelago Bioscience


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