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  • Amar Basu

    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 ...

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  • Sammy Datwani

    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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  • Christine Paszko

    Dr. Paszko is the Sr. Vice President at Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. a LIMS, laboratory automation and informatics firm. She is an innovative, customer-centric leader with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with both technical and sales ...

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MAY 20, 2020

Laboratory Automation & Informatics 2020

Welcome to the 4th Annual Laboratory Automation & Informatics 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 technology present in laboratories is imperative to timely research and data output. This 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.

This years event will include the following tracks and topics:

High Throughput Biology

Microfluidics Enabling Automation

Method Validation and LIMS

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 microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Like the 2019 conference, this event will be produced on our robust 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 2020 Laboratory Automation & Informatics 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 30 credits.

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Speakers
  • Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Correlia Biosystems
  • Assistant Professor, Genetic Medicine, University of Chicago, Assistant Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
  • General Manager, Strategic Business Consultant
  • CEO, Stilla Technologies
  • Senior Staff Engineer, 
Research & Development
  • Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM), Lab On A Chip Journal
  • Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.
  • PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Co-Founder and President, Partillion Bioscience
  • Lead Consultant, Segalstad Consulting AS
  • Assistant Professor, Concordia University
  • Product Manager VALIDAT, Senior Software Architect, Head of Method Validation, iCD. GmbH & Co. KG

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  • Keynote Presentation: Quantitative biology with droplet microfluidics
    MAY 20, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    Keynote Presentation: Quantitative biology with droplet microfluidics
    Adam Abate, PhD
    Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • Keynote Presentation: Bridging Multiscale Physiological Systems via Microfluidics- from single cell to tissue-scale to organ-scale
    MAY 20, 2020 7:30 AM PDT
    Keynote Presentation: Bridging Multiscale Physiological Systems via Microfluidics- from single cell to tissue-scale to organ-scale
    Abraham P. Lee
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM), Lab On A Chip Journal
  • Acoustic Ejection Mass Spectrometry for High-Throughput Analysis
    Acoustic Ejection Mass Spectrometry for High-Throughput Analysis
    Luke Ghislain, PhD
    Senior Staff Engineer, 
Research & Development
  • Comprehensive Genomic Association Data for Genetic Variant Interpretation: A Computational Approach
    Comprehensive Genomic Association Data for Genetic Variant Interpretation: A Computational Approach
    Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
  • Gene-editing by a "click-of-a-button"
    Gene-editing by a "click-of-a-button"
    Steve Shih, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Concordia University
  • Highly sensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2 by Crystal Digital PCR™
    Highly sensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2 by Crystal Digital PCR™
    Rémi Dangla
    CEO, Stilla Technologies
  • LAB 4.0 Fully automated LIMS including SAP integration
    LAB 4.0 Fully automated LIMS including SAP integration
    Guido von Dahlen
    General Manager, Strategic Business Consultant
  • Lab on a Particle: Democratizing Single-Cell Secretion Assays
    Lab on a Particle: Democratizing Single-Cell Secretion Assays
    Joseph de Rutte
    PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Co-Founder and President, Partillion Bioscience
  • Next-gen protein assays enabling precision medicine and data-driven biology
    Next-gen protein assays enabling precision medicine and data-driven biology
    Kursad Araz, PhD
    Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Correlia Biosystems
  • Single-cell Genomics Tools for better understanding and treatment of Human Disease
    Single-cell Genomics Tools for better understanding and treatment of Human Disease
    Anindita Basu, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Genetic Medicine, University of Chicago, Assistant Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Importance of Data Integrity: LIMS, Tools and Best Practices
    The Importance of Data Integrity: LIMS, Tools and Best Practices
    Christine Paszko, PhD, MT (ASCP)
    Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.
  • Validation of LIMS is a part of the data integrity
    Validation of LIMS is a part of the data integrity
    Siri H. Segalstad
    Lead Consultant, Segalstad Consulting AS
  • Zero-effort Analytical Method Validation
    Zero-effort Analytical Method Validation
    Jürgen Voorgang
    Product Manager VALIDAT, Senior Software Architect, Head of Method Validation, iCD. GmbH & Co. KG
  • Microfluidics Enabling Automation
  • Gene-editing by a "click-of-a-button"
    Gene-editing by a "click-of-a-button"
    Steve Shih, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Concordia University
  • Next-gen protein assays enabling precision medicine and data-driven biology
    Next-gen protein assays enabling precision medicine and data-driven biology
    Kursad Araz, PhD
    Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Correlia Biosystems
  • Acoustic Ejection Mass Spectrometry for High-Throughput Analysis
    Acoustic Ejection Mass Spectrometry for High-Throughput Analysis
    Luke Ghislain, PhD
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  • Keynote Presentation: Quantitative biology with droplet microfluidics
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    LAB 4.0 Fully automated LIMS including SAP integration
    Guido von Dahlen
    General Manager, Strategic Business Consultant
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    Validation of LIMS is a part of the data integrity
    Siri H. Segalstad
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    Zero-effort Analytical Method Validation
    Jürgen Voorgang
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    The Importance of Data Integrity: LIMS, Tools and Best Practices
    Christine Paszko, PhD, MT (ASCP)
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  • High Throughput Biology
  • Lab on a Particle: Democratizing Single-Cell Secretion Assays
    Lab on a Particle: Democratizing Single-Cell Secretion Assays
    Joseph de Rutte
    PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Co-Founder and President, Partillion Bioscience
  • Single-cell Genomics Tools for better understanding and treatment of Human Disease
    Single-cell Genomics Tools for better understanding and treatment of Human Disease
    Anindita Basu, PhD
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    Highly sensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2 by Crystal Digital PCR™
    Rémi Dangla
    CEO, Stilla Technologies
  • Comprehensive Genomic Association Data for Genetic Variant Interpretation: A Computational Approach
    Comprehensive Genomic Association Data for Genetic Variant Interpretation: A Computational Approach
    Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
  • Keynote Presentation: Bridging Multiscale Physiological Systems via Microfluidics- from single cell to tissue-scale to organ-scale
    MAY 20, 2020 7:30 AM PDT
    Keynote Presentation: Bridging Multiscale Physiological Systems via Microfluidics- from single cell to tissue-scale to organ-scale
    Abraham P. Lee
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM), Lab On A Chip Journal
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

If you are interested in sponsoring a Poster for this virtual event and generate leads, the cost is $250 and you can submit the poster at advertise@labroots.com.

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

  • Adam Abate, PhD
    Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
    Biography
      Adam Abate graduated from Harvard College in 2002 with an A. B. in Physics. He then received a masters in physics from UCLA in 2004, before moving to the University of Pennsylvania where, in 2006, he received his Ph.D. in Physics studying the physics of soft materials with Douglas Durian. He returned to Harvard for a postdoc in Physics and Engineering in the lab of David Weitz, working on a variety of projects in soft matter physics, chemical and microparticle synthesis, and biological applications of microfluidics. While a postdoc, he developed a droplet-based microfluidic sequencer that became the foundation for the sequencing company GnuBIO. He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is in QB3 and part of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering, PSPG, and iPQB. His research interests are in high-throughput biology with microfluidics, protein engineering through directed evolution, and biophysics.
    • Kursad Araz, PhD
      Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Correlia Biosystems
      Biography
        Kursad Araz is a co-founder and CTO of Correlia Biosystems. At Correlia, Kursad is part of a team working to expand the power of proteomics for data-driven biology utilizing advancements in microfluidics, automation and computational technologies. Previously Kursad was a postdoctoral researcher in UC Berkeley Bioengineering Department where he was the lead inventor of Correlia's ANDI gel technology through a collaboration with Novartis. Kursad completed his PhD at Cornell University developing MEMS and microfluidic technologies for biological applications. His work has been the recipient of several best student paper and presentation awards.
      • Anindita Basu, PhD
        Assistant Professor, Genetic Medicine, University of Chicago, Assistant Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
        Biography
          Basu leads a multi-disciplinary research group located at University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory and uses genomics, microfluidics, imaging and nano/bio-materials to develop new tools to aid in diagnosis and treatment of disease. She trained in Soft Matter Physics during Ph.D., followed by post-doctoral studies in Applied Physics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. Her group combines materials, micro-fabrication, device capabilities and nano-scale imaging at Argonne with genomics, medicine, microbiology, and immunology at UChicago to build cross-disciplinary techniques to address pressing questions in biology and medicine.
        • Guido von Dahlen
          General Manager, Strategic Business Consultant
          Biography
            After his degree as a chemical engineer Guido has collected 18 years of experience in laboratories like IR, NMR, Formulation Development and Plastics. From 2000 on he joined the LIMS and Laboratory IT market in general at several global LIMS suppliers in a role as sales manager & business development manager As a Strategic business consultant he worked with more than 100 global organizations (Fortune 500) mainly in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 2019 he is managing iCD. Including sales & marketing.
          • Rémi Dangla
            CEO, Stilla Technologies
            Biography
              Rémi DANGLA has acted as CEO and co-founder of Stilla Technologies, a start-up leading innovation in the field of digital PCR since 2013. Rémi has grown the company through multiple international funding rounds (latest round: $ 22M Series B in 2020) . He has been developing innovative droplet microfluidic tools for molecular biology since 2009, exploring both the fundamental underlying physics and the addressable applications such as digital PCR.
            • Luke Ghislain, PhD
              Senior Staff Engineer, 
Research & Development
              Biography
                Lucien Ghislain is technology access program manager and senior staff engineer at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences (formerly Labcyte) in San Jose, CA. He engages in advanced development of high-impact analytical instrumentation leveraging the novel integration of diverse technologies. This includes collaborative research and innovation, proof-of-concept demonstration, system design and integration, early customer evaluation and commercial product development. Lucien earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University and has worked at Labcyte in various roles for fourteen years.
              • Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
                Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
                Biography
                  Dr. Mark Kiel is Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Genomenon, where he oversees the company's scientific direction and product development. After spending 15 years preparing for a life of academic research, Mark became convinced that revolutionary change in genomics was more likely to emerge out of industry. In 2014, he founded Genomenon - a life science IT company addressing the challenge of connecting doctors with evidence in the literature to help diagnose patients with genetic diseases and cancer.
                • Abraham P. Lee
                  Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM), Lab On A Chip Journal
                  Biography
                    Abraham (Abe) P. Lee is Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, Irvine. He is Director of the NSF I/UCRC "Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics" (CADMIM). Currently Dr. Lee serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Lab on a Chip journal. Prior to UCI, he was a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA (1999-2001), Senior Technology Advisor at National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a group leader with Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). Over the years, Dr. Lee has pioneered research in applying microfluidics to biomedical applications, and currently focuses on integrated microfluidic systems for precision medicine. His research has contributed to the founding of several start-up companies. He owns 45 issued US patents and is author of over 100 journals articles. Professor Lee was awarded the 2009 Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize and is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
                  • Christine Paszko, PhD, MT (ASCP)
                    Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.
                    Biography
                      Dr. Paszko is the Sr. Vice President at Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. a LIMS, laboratory automation and informatics firm. She is an innovative, customer-centric leader with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with both technical and sales teams. She received her undergraduate degree in Medical Technology (MT ASCP), with a minor in Microbiology from the State University of New York @ Buffalo. Her graduate studies were conducted at the University of Maryland in Molecular Microbiology with an emphasis in infectious diseases and informatics. Her unique career combines a Ph.D. with 20+ years of experience in working in laboratories and leveraging data management tools, LIMS and automation. These tools enhance data quality, facilitate regulatory compliance, increase productivity, and the ability better manage laboratory data and information. She has co-authored a book on LIMS, and authored over 5 dozen scientific, LIMS and informatics articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Paszko has been helping analytical testing laboratories understand regulatory compliance requirements (ISO 17025), leverage LIMS and automation to increase productivity, throughput and profitability. This approach has helped customers to outperform competitors with best in class Laboratory Information Management Systems Technology, Automation, Systems Integration to offer insights into laboratory and business intelligence.
                    • Joseph de Rutte
                      PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Co-Founder and President, Partillion Bioscience
                      Biography
                        Joseph (Joe) de Rutte, received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014 and 2016. He is currently a PhD Candidate in the department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles where he is developing microparticle technologies for a range of applications including regenerative medicine, single-cell analysis, and diagnostics. Recently he has pioneered the use of structured microparticles to create sub-nanoliter compartments for performing quantitative assays with standard lab infrastructure. In recognition of the impact of his "Lab on a Particle" work, he has been awarded the 2020 Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening Innovation Award. Recently he co-founded and is President of Partillion Bioscience, which aims to commercialize his PhD work in an effort to empower researchers to advance the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics.
                      • Siri H. Segalstad
                        Lead Consultant, Segalstad Consulting AS
                        Biography
                          Siri H. Segalstad has worked with validation of IT systems in the pharmaceutical and other regulated industries since 1988. She has worked with accredited laboratories and knows the ISO 17025 standard very well. She was approved as an auditor for Norwegian Accreditation in 1998. She has also written the book "International IT Regulations and Compliance", Wiley 2008 which covers all aspects of IT regulations and validation. She is the lead consultant in Segalstad Consulting AS, Norway. She has been teaching this in classes at Pittcon, Dubai and other places for many years with good feedbacks from the participants.
                        • Steve Shih, PhD
                          Assistant Professor, Concordia University
                          Biography
                            Steve completed his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering specializing in microfluidic (or "lab-n-chip") technologies at the University of Toronto. He then spent 3 years at UC Berkeley and at the Joint BioEnergy Institute as a postdoctoral researcher where he learned pathway engineering and synthetic biology. As of 2016, he is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and also in the Department of Biology. His research focuses on developing microfluidic tools for health, energy, and synthetic biology applications. Recently, he has been awarded the Allan Kuchinsky Bio-Automation Award from Synthetic Biology Automation Society and elected as an Emerging Investigator from the Royal Society of Chemistry. More information on the Shih lab can be found at https://users.encs.concordia.ca/~sshih/.
                          • Jürgen Voorgang
                            Product Manager VALIDAT, Senior Software Architect, Head of Method Validation, iCD. GmbH & Co. KG
                            Biography
                              Jürgen Voorgang studied Mathematics at the University of Bonn with the focus on probability theory and stochastic. He developed the VALIDAT Method Validation software in the late eighties for pharmaceutical und chemical businesses during his freelancing work for international companies. After founding his companies headwork GbR and headwork-consulting GmbH he continued developing scientific software and introduced VALIDAT as the market leading software package for advanced method validation. Beginning of 2005 he merged with iCD. GmbH and now serves as the Head of Method Validation and VALIDAT Product Manager. He provides conference and training lectures as well as consulting for method validation with focus on ISO 17025, ICH and 21 CFR Part 11 for regulated businesses.
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