Committee

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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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  • 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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Laboratory Testing & Automation 2019

 

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Laboratory Testing & Automation Virtual Event; a free virtual conference for professionals interested in the most recent technologies for today’s labs. Lab automation is a multi-disciplinary approach benefiting from technologies in the lab that facilitate new and improved processes.


The theme for this year's event is The Lab of the Future Enabled by Microfluidics with the following tracks:

  • Life Sciences
    • Droplet Based Microfluidics
  • Clinical Diagnostics
  • Empowering Laboratory Automation
  • Next Generation Sequencing


Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  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.

Like the 2018 conference, this event will be produced on our robust virtual platform, allowing you to watch, learn and connect seamlessly across all desktop or mobile devices. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots most popular t-shirts.

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 2019 Laboratory Testing & Automation Virtual Event. Submit your abstract for free, here.  

Continuing Education
LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 14 credits.

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Speakers
  • Vice President of Engineering Research and Digital Assays, Bioelectronica Corporation, Associate Professor, Wayne State University
  • Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Bioengineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, California NanoSystems Institute, Director, Cancer Nanotechnology Prog., University of California
  • Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical & Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chief Scientific Officer, COMBiNATi
  • Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in New Materials and Techniques for Health Applications, University of Victoria
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Kansas
  • Chief Operating Officer, CloudLIMS
  • Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

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Agenda

 

  • MAY 30, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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    Improved Cancer Tracking Through Precision Quantification of Circulating Nucleic Acid Biomarkers
    Speaker: Megan Dueck, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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    Lab on a Chip Technologies for Drug Discovery
    Speaker: Katherine Elvira, MSci, PhD, ARCS
  • MAY 30, 2019 07:30 AM PDT
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    Keynote Presentation: Quantum Diagnostics: From Single-Cells to Single-Molecules
    Speaker: Dino Di Carlo, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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    Keynote Presentation: Diagnosing Disease with Rare Circulating Extracellular Vesicles: Finding Heterogeneous, Nanoscale Needles in a Nanoscale Haystack
  • MAY 30, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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    Keynote Presentation: Novel Computer Vision System for Integrated Biomolecule and Cell Assays
    Speaker: Amar Basu, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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    3D Microfluidic Technology for Empowering Biomedical Research
    Speaker: Mei He, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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    Automating Clinical Testing with LIMS & Laboratory Automation
    Speaker: Shonali Paul, MBA
  • MAY 30, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
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    Hybrid Tissue-Chips: Modeling Drug Delivery and Disease with Novel Microfluidics for Living Tissue
    Speaker: Rebecca Pompano, PhD
  • Clinical Diagnostics
  • MAY 30, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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    Improved Cancer Tracking Through Precision Quantification of Circulating Nucleic Acid Biomarkers
    Speaker: Megan Dueck, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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    Keynote Presentation: Diagnosing Disease with Rare Circulating Extracellular Vesicles: Finding Heterogeneous, Nanoscale Needles in a Nanoscale Haystack
  • MAY 30, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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    Automating Clinical Testing with LIMS & Laboratory Automation
    Speaker: Shonali Paul, MBA
  • Life Sciences
  • MAY 30, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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    Lab on a Chip Technologies for Drug Discovery
    Speaker: Katherine Elvira, MSci, PhD, ARCS
  • MAY 30, 2019 07:30 AM PDT
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    Keynote Presentation: Quantum Diagnostics: From Single-Cells to Single-Molecules
    Speaker: Dino Di Carlo, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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    Keynote Presentation: Novel Computer Vision System for Integrated Biomolecule and Cell Assays
    Speaker: Amar Basu, PhD
  • Empowering Laboratory Automation
  • MAY 30, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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    3D Microfluidic Technology for Empowering Biomedical Research
    Speaker: Mei He, PhD
  • MAY 30, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
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    Hybrid Tissue-Chips: Modeling Drug Delivery and Disease with Novel Microfluidics for Living Tissue
    Speaker: Rebecca Pompano, 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.

Questions? Email Posters@LabRoots.com

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Speakers

 


  • Amar Basu, PhD
    Vice President of Engineering Research and Digital Assays, Bioelectronica Corporation, Associate Professor, Wayne State University
    Biography
      Amar Basu is vice-president of engineering research at Bioelectronica, while on entrepreneurial leave from Wayne State University where he is associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering. He received a BSE and MSE in electrical engineering in 2001 and 2003, an MS in biomedical engineering in 2005, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2008, all with honors from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. His dissertation, at the NSF Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems, investigated interfacial-tension based microfluidic actuators. In 2008, Amar joined Wayne State University, where he has built a research program in multiphase microfluidics and microelectronics for high-throughput screening health monitoring. His lab has published in a variety of areas including digital assays, droplet microfluidics, manipulation using interfacial tension gradients, droplet trapping with laser-based thermocapillary tweezers, sensing based on interfacial phenomena, and wearable sensors for health monitoring. He has received >$2M in funding, the NSF BRIGE award, and the WSU college of engineering outstanding faculty award. Amar serves on the program committees of the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), IEEE Transducers, and IEEE Sensors conferences.
    • Dino Di Carlo, PhD
      Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Bioengineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, California NanoSystems Institute, Director, Cancer Nanotechnology Prog., University of California
      Biography
        Dino Di Carlo received his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco in 2006. From 2006-2008 he conducted postdoctoral studies in the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has been on the faculty in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA since 2008 and now as Professor of Bioengineering serves as the Vice Chair of the Department and as the director of the Cancer Nanotechnology Program in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research pioneered the use of inertial fluid dynamic effects for the control, separation, and analysis of cells in microfluidic devices. His recent work extends into numerous other fields of biomedicine and biotechnology including directed evolution of cells, cell analysis for rapid diagnostics, mechanomedicine, next generation biomaterials, and phenotypic drug screening. He has also been a leader in technology entrepreneurship: He co-founded five companies that are commercializing UCLA intellectual property developed in his lab (CytoVale, Vortex Biosciences, Tempo Therapeutics, Forcyte, and Ferrologix). Among other honors he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2016, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in 2014, was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award and the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, the Packard Fellowship and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, and received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award and Coulter Translational Research Award.
      • David Issadore, PhD
        Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical & Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
        Biography
          David is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the integration of microelectronics, microfluidics, nanomaterials and molecular targeting, and their application to medicine. This multidisciplinary approach enables Issadore's lab to explore new technologies to bring medical diagnostics from expensive, centralized facilities, directly to clinical and resource-limited settings for applications including early detection of pancreatic cancer, Tuberculosis diagnosis in patients co-infected with HIV, and prognosis of traumatic brain injury. His academic background in electrical engineering and applied physics (PhD, Harvard 2009) and his research experience in a hospital research laboratory (MGH) have prepared him to work and collaborate effectively on these inherently cross-disciplinary problems.
        • Megan Dueck, PhD
          Chief Scientific Officer, COMBiNATi
          Biography
            Megan Dueck earned her Master of Science degree from UC San Diego in Molecular Pathology in 2005 and completed her PhD in Biological Sciences at UC San Diego in August 2016. From 2005 until 2011, she was a lecturer in the UC Berkeley Bioengineering department receiving awards and NSF funding to develop undergrad curriculum interfacing molecular biology with microfluidics. Megan has over 15 years of experience with microfluidic device and assay design. Currently Megan is a co-founder and CSO for an SF Bay Area biotech hardware company working to bring a revolutionary digital PCR platform to market.
          • Katherine Elvira, MSci, PhD, ARCS
            Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in New Materials and Techniques for Health Applications, University of Victoria
            Biography
              Dr Katherine Elvira is the Canada Research Chair in New Materials and Techniques for Health Applications and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She gained her PhD from Imperial College London in 2012, then worked as a Senior Scientist at ETH Zürich, where she worked on a variety of basic and applied research in microfluidic platforms for applications such as single cell analysis, surfactant kinetics and organic synthesis on a chip. Research in the Elvira group focuses on the formation artificial cells on a chip to analyse and quantify drug transport. More information can be found on her website: http://web.uvic.ca/~kelvira/
            • Mei He, PhD
              Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Kansas
              Biography
                Dr. He is a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Kansas. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta and postdoctoral training from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the vice chair of the ASABE Biosensor program and the Councilor of the American Electrophoresis Society. Dr. He is also the founder of Clara Biotech Inc. and the founder committee for the MidWest 3D technology society. The recent publications from Dr. He's research group in the journal of Lab Chip for studying diagnostic and therapeutic roles of exosomes have been selected as the Most Download Articles of 2016, Inside Cover Story, the Most Accessed Articles, and the Featured Cover Story of 2018. Dr. He is also the Lab on Chip Outstanding Reviewer for the year of 2018 by the Royal Society of Chemistry. One of her publications also received the 2018 SLAS Technology Readers Choice Award. Her research interests include 3D microfabrication of nano-biomaterials, biomedical microfluidic devices and sensing approaches, for designing, programming and monitoring biomimetic immunity, associated with extracellular vesicles-based communications.
              • Shonali Paul, MBA
                Chief Operating Officer, CloudLIMS
                Biography
                  Shonali Paul has a rich experience of working in diverse industries including IT, genomics and mass spectrometry. In a career spanning over seventeen years, she has built a long and impressive track record of success in high technology software sales, marketing and professional services, developing operational strategies and directing new business initiatives from conception through execution. She is the key driver of the development, operations and product teams. She has been the key person responsible for two corporate acquisitions. She is the chair of the Member Relations Committee at ISBER and has over 6 years of experience in the LIMS industry. Shonali Paul holds an undergraduate engineering degree and is an MBA.
                • Rebecca Pompano, PhD
                  Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
                  Biography
                    Dr. Rebecca Pompano is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia, and a member of the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research. She completed a BS at the University of Richmond in 2005, a PhD in Chemistry in 2011 at the University of Chicago, and postdoctoral studies in the University of Chicago Department of Surgery. Dr. Pompano's research interests center on developing microfluidic and chemical assays to unravel the complexity of the immune response. She pioneered the development of microfluidic tools to study immunity in living tissue samples, merging the benefits of microfluidic cultures with intact tissue structure. For this work, she was named a Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigator in 2018. She received an Individual Biomedical Research Award from The Hartwell Foundation, the national 2016 Starter Grant Award from the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, the 2019 Rising Star award for Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, and an NIH R01 to support her work. In addition to her research, she is active in advocating for continued funding for education and biomedical research on Capitol Hill and for building inclusive environments for STEM research.
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