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Welcome to Lab Automation 2018; a free virtual conference for professionals interested in the most recent technologies for today’s labs. Laboratory automation is a multi-disciplinary approach benefiting from technologies in the lab that facilitate new and improved processes.

The technology present in laboratories is imperative to timely research and data output. This encore event will further the discussion of the advancements made regarding instrumentation and methodologies used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research in the lab.

Those Laboratory automation professionals, including those in academia, industry and clinically-based researchers, scientists and engineers, will learn and develop new technologies to increase productivity, improve data quality, and reduce manual lab processes for more reliable results.

Topics for this years event include:

  • High Throughput Screening 
  • Robotics
  • Data Management in the Age of Big Data
  • Organs on a Chip


Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can participate in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global automation community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2018 Lab Automation Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here.  

Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (CE) and/or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation. you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.

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Agenda
  • MAY 30, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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    Phenotypic Profiling for Improving Drug Discovery Productivity
    Speaker: Ellen Berg, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
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    Automation Meets Cell Separation
    Speaker: Lotta Katriina Raty
    Sponsored By: Miltenyi Biotec
  • MAY 30, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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    Inhibitors of NSD2 Discovered by High-Throughput Screening with a Nucleosome Substrate
    Speaker: Nathan Coussens, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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    High Throughput Screening Robotics within the UK Centre for Drug Discovery
    Speaker: Mark Wigglesworth
  • MAY 30, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
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    Synthetic Biology - New Tools and Materials for Consumer Industries
    Speaker: Mark Bunger
  • MAY 31, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
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    Automation of Live-Cell Metabolic Assays with the Seahorse XFe96 Analyzer and Bravo Automated Liquid Handling Platform
    Sponsored By: Agilent
    Sarah Burroughs, PhD
    Product Manager, Agilent Technologies
    Kenda Evans, PhD
    Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies
  • MAY 31, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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    Multi-Tissue Experiments in a Scalable and Automation-Compatible Format
    Speaker: Olivier Frey, PhD
  • MAY 31, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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    Cas9-Based Genome Engineering
    Speaker: Alejandro Chavez, MD, PhD
  • High Throughput Screening
  • MAY 30, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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    Phenotypic Profiling for Improving Drug Discovery Productivity
    Speaker: Ellen Berg, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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    Inhibitors of NSD2 Discovered by High-Throughput Screening with a Nucleosome Substrate
    Speaker: Nathan Coussens, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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    High Throughput Screening Robotics within the UK Centre for Drug Discovery
    Speaker: Mark Wigglesworth
  • MAY 31, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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    Cas9-Based Genome Engineering
    Speaker: Alejandro Chavez, MD, PhD
  • Robotics
  • MAY 30, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
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    Automation Meets Cell Separation
    Speaker: Lotta Katriina Raty
    Sponsored By: Miltenyi Biotec
  • MAY 31, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
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    Automation of Live-Cell Metabolic Assays with the Seahorse XFe96 Analyzer and Bravo Automated Liquid Handling Platform
    Sponsored By: Agilent
    Sarah Burroughs, PhD
    Product Manager, Agilent Technologies
    Kenda Evans, PhD
    Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies
  • MAY 30, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
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    Synthetic Biology - New Tools and Materials for Consumer Industries
    Speaker: Mark Bunger
  • Organs on a Chip
  • MAY 31, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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    Multi-Tissue Experiments in a Scalable and Automation-Compatible Format
    Speaker: Olivier Frey, PhD
Posters

POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer-reviewed. Submission is free.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

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Speakers

  • Robin Felder, PhD
    Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, Univerisity of Virgina School of Medicine
    Biography
      Dr. Robin Felder is a Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Virginia-UVA, and is Chair of Medical Automation.org. Dr. Felder received his PhD in Biochemistry from Georgetown University. He has published over 300 papers, reviews, and chapters, and co-edited 3 textbooks on medical automation. He has been awarded 27 patents and has founded 9 biotech companies, including 2 non-profit organizations including the Association for Laboratory Automation (SLAS) (and its journal JALA) as well as Medical Automation.org. He has received numerous awards including the Engelberger Robotics Award, UVA's Innovator of the Year Award, and the Annual Research Awards from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), and National Academy for Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).
    • Sam Michael
      Director, Automation and Compound Management at NCATS, NIH
      Biography
        Sam Michael, a scientist within NCATS Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation, was recently named NIH's Federal Engineer of the Year. He received the honor during a ceremony on February 23, 2012, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The award, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers, was in recognition of his leadership of the establishment of a world-class chemical compound screening facility at NIH. As director of automation and compound management at NCATS, Michael and his team create, operate and maintain a suite of automated high-throughput robotic screening systems. These systems enable the development of hundreds of chemical probes that investigators worldwide use to validate new drug targets and chemical leads for development of new drugs for dozens of currently untreatable diseases.
      • Ellen Berg, PhD
        Chief Scientific Officer, Translational Biology, Eurofins DiscoverX
        Biography
          Dr. Ellen L. Berg is Chief Scientific Officer for the DiscoverX BioSeek Business Unit. Dr. Berg is responsible for the BioMAP® platform of human primary cell-based assays and predictive analysis tools. Dr. Berg was a founder and the CSO of BioSeek, acquired by DiscoverX in 2012, and previously led a research team at Protein Design Labs developing novel therapeutic antibodies for inflammatory diseases. She is an expert in in vitro models of human disease and tissue biology, holds a number of patents, and has authored over 75 publications in the areas of inflammation, systems biology, phenotypic drug discovery, and drug and toxicity mechanisms of action. Dr. Berg has served in various positions with the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening and is a member of the Society of Toxicology. Dr. Berg has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.
        • Mark Bunger
          VP of Research and Client Development, Lux Research
          Biography
            Mark Bünger works with clients to develop their innovation processes and organizations, to take strategic advantage of emerging technologies and new business models. He joined Lux Research in 2005, and launched the company's biosciences, digital, technology foresight, and consulting services. Prior to Lux, he worked as a management consultant, technology analyst, and entrepreneur at Accenture, Forrester Research, and several startups. He guest lectures at the University of California Berkeley, and has previously served as chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. Mark studied business at Mälardalen Polytechnic (Sweden) and the University of Texas at Austin, and studied and worked in neurology and bioengineering labs at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is an avid linguist, athlete, and Maker.
          • Sarah Burroughs, PhD
            Product Manager, Agilent Technologies
            Biography
              Dr. Burroughs received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Penn State University, focusing on protein biochemistry. She did a post-doc at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, then joined startup Cellomics Inc. in 1998 at the beginning of the era of high content screening. At Cellomics, Sarah worked in R&D and product development as well as product management. After acquisitions by Fisher Scientific then Thermo, Sarah worked as a field applications scientist for HCS products. After 11 years with Cellomics, Sarah joined PerkinElmer as an applications scientist with the automated liquid handling group. In 2013 Sarah became a product manager at Seahorse Bioscience, managing projects involving both assays and instruments. Seahorse Bioscience was acquired in 2015 by Agilent Technologies, where Sarah continues as a product marketing manager for Seahorse XF instruments.
            • Alejandro Chavez, MD, PhD
              Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
              Biography
                Alejandro (Alex) Chavez, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University. His research group strives to push the boundaries of genetic engineering by developing new methods with which to modify and regulate genomes. To date, his lab has generated methods for performing targeted gene activation or repression, developed some of the first synthetic inheritance-biasing elements (gene drives), created techniques for simultaneously generating hundreds of mutant cells, each with a programmed genetic alteration, and constrained evolution through the development of an in vivo mutation prevention system. Dr. Chavez applies these tools either within his own laboratory or in collaboration with others to gain fundamental biological insights with a particular focus towards understanding neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
              • Brian Cohn, PhD
                Chief Data Scientist, Kaspect
              • Nathan Coussens, PhD
                Senior Research Scientist, Biology, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health
                Biography
                  Dr. Nathan P. Coussens is a Senior Research Scientist in the Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). He earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Iowa, where he applied structural and biophysical approaches to the study of host-pathogen interactions. As a postdoctoral fellow of the Interdisciplinary Immunology Program at the University of Iowa, he utilized X-ray crystallography and thermodynamic binding studies to inform the development of small molecules that target a host evasion mechanism exploited by families of pathogenic bacteria. Prior to joining NCATS in 2013, Dr. Coussens was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute where he combined biophysical studies, cell biology, and high-resolution imaging to interrogate molecular signaling events initiated by the T cell antigen receptor. At NCATS, Dr. Coussens applies his diverse scientific background to develop and optimize novel biochemical and cell-based assays for high-throughput screening. He works with a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary team to develop small molecule probes relevant to a variety of human diseases. Dr. Coussens also serves as editor-in-chief of the Assay Guidance Manual, a growing online eBook of best practices for preclinical assay development and implementation that has become the go-to resource for scientists in industry and academia.
                • David Dambman
                  Director of Engineering at Biosero Inc.
                • Kenda Evans, PhD
                  Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies
                  Biography
                    Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio focusing on Serotonin 1A receptor pharmacology. She did a post-doc at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences concentrating on cardiovascular and respiratory pharmacology. Kenda joined Encysive Pharmaceuticals in the high throughput screening lab where she worked through many screening campaigns and had specific project management responsibilities. After 5 years with Encysive Pharmaceuticals, she joined PerkinElmer as a field application scientist with the high throughput screening reagents and plate readers group. In 2011 Kenda joined Agilent Technologies as a product specialist in the automation workflow group where she continues to work to build out new applications using the Bravo liquid handler for automated sample preparation.
                  • Olivier Frey, PhD
                    Head of Department, InSphero AG
                    Biography
                      Olivier Frey leads the Technology and Platforms group at InSphero AG, Switzerland. Before joining InSphero, he was group leader at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In the Bio Engineering Laboratory of Prof. Andreas Hierlemann he was responsible for the development of integrated microfluidic systems for single cell handling and 3D tissue cultures. Included are in particular multi-tissue systems, or so-called "Body-on-a-Chip" configurations based on 3D microtissue spheroids for microtissue culturing, analysis and interaction. Olivier Frey received his Doctoral degree in Micro Engineering from EPF Lausanne, Switzerland, Laboratory of Prof. Nico de Rooij.
                    • Lotta Katriina Raty
                      Global Product Manager Cell Separation, Miltenyi Biotec
                      Biography
                        Lotta joined Miltenyi Biotec in 2016 as Global Product Manager for Cell Separation Instruments. In this role, she manages the development and marketing of instruments and automation solutions in the Cell Separation portfolio. Prior to joining Miltenyi, Lotta worked at PerkinElmer and Source BioScience in the molecular biology field in various sales and product specialist roles.
                      • Burkhard Schaefer
                        President at BSSN Software
                      • Sabeth Verpoorte, PhD
                        Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen
                        Biography
                          Sabeth Verpoorte has more than 25 years of research experience in the lab-on-a chip field in both industrial and academic environments in Europe. Head of the Pharmaceutical Analysis Group in the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy since 2003, she has been working with cells and tissues in microfluidic devices to develop enabling tools for her colleagues. Efforts have also concentrated on microparticle separation strategies and miniaturized analytical instrumentation. Verpoorte has published more than 80 papers in top analytical chemistry journals. She is or has been involved in several international conference organizations and journal editorial boards.
                        • Mark Wigglesworth
                          Director High Throughput Screening, AstraZeneca
                          Biography
                            Mark Wigglesworth joined AstraZeneca in Sept 2012 to lead the newly formed Global High Throughput Screening Centre. His screening experience was gained at SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline where he worked extensively in G-Protein coupled receptor (GPCR) drug discovery initiating and leading a number of projects to deliver lead molecules to drug discovery programmes. Mark has led groups of scientists responsible for delivery of structure activity relationship data to iterative chemistry programmes as well as working within Compound Management. Mark has worked collaboratively with several academic groups and organisations such as MRC-T, has contributed to numerous publications in the field of GPCR pharmacology and Compound Management including editing a book describing the Management of Biological and Chemical Samples for Screening Applications. In his current role he leads a team of more than 20 scientists dedicated to identifying novel chemical starting points for drug discovery programmes.
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                          • Matthew Nesbitt, MSc

                            Mr. Nesbitt completed his Masters degree in Molecular Biology at Simon Fraser University where his work focused on the discovery of new genes in the C. elegans model organism. This experience impressed upon him both the value of next generation sequencing and its vulnerabilities ...

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                          • Mark Bünger

                            Mark Bünger joined Lux Research in 2005. As a Vice President of Research he focuses on strategic planning and advanced technologies and in bio-, aero-, and energy domains. Across over 20 years and 40 countries, he has worked as a management consultant, technology analyst, and ...

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                          • Miki Sode

                            My passion is in helping people realize the benefits of taking research, innovation, and development into outer space in our everyday life, as well as in assisting them to take their ideas to outer space to reach a higher potential.

                          • Robin Felder, PhD

                            Dr. Robin Felder is a Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Virginia-UVA, and is Chair of Medical Automation.org. Dr. Felder received his PhD in Biochemistry from Georgetown University. He has published over 300 papers ...

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                          • Tammy Germini

                            Tammy Germini, MBA, MT(ASCP), is the Clinical Pathology Operations Director at Geisinger Health System in Central Pennsylvania. After earning a BS in Medical Technology from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, she attended Moses H. Cone School of Medical Technology, and ...

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                          • Sammy Datwani, PhD

                            Dr. Datwani joined Labcyte Inc., in 2007 and is responsible for leading internal research programs and managing the advanced developments for the creation of new products and capabilities for the company in the arena of acoustic droplet ejection. Dr. Datwani has over twenty ...

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