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The official Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) podcast explores advances in automation, cellular imaging, big data and what's coming in the spaces between traditional scientific disciplines. Guests often include members of SLAS along with innovators, leading experts and other members of the global scientific community to highlight technology and even career stories. Episodes are released every week and subscribe to New Matter - available on all podcast players. read less
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Current Challenges of 3D Cell Models (Sponsored by Inventia Life Science)
Jun 3 2024
Current Challenges of 3D Cell Models (Sponsored by Inventia Life Science)
In this special episode, Inventia Life Science Director Sales and Operations, US, Dwayne Dexter, Ph.D., and Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Development Professor Of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering April Kloxin, Ph.D., join Hannah for a discussion on the current state of 3D cell model challenges and how Inventia's RASTRUM™ Platform is providing solutions. Key Learning Points:The challenges researchers are facing while using 3D models for drug discoveryWhat differentiates 3D printed models from other 3D generative methodsThe solutions Intenvia's RASTRUM™ Platform is providing in this area The future outlook on 3D printed biological modelsAbout  Inventia Life Science:We’re Inventia Life Science. We develop solutions to create advanced cell models and help forward-thinking pioneers in the fields of drug discovery and biomedical research to create human tissue for research and therapy.Our machines create advanced cell models which most closely and predictably imitate real human tissue structure and behaviour across a range of disease states. This physiological complexity offers an environment in which world-class research and discovery can occur, right in your own lab.Visit inventia.life to learn more.Stay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
The Pixel System from CytoTronics | New Product Award Winner with Shalaka Chitale
May 6 2024
The Pixel System from CytoTronics | New Product Award Winner with Shalaka Chitale
This episode highlights SLAS2024 New Product Award Winner Cytotronics.Director of Biology at CytoTronics, Shalaka Chitale, Ph.D., joins us to provide an in-depth look into the award-winning product the Pixel System. Chitale shares insights into the development and functionalities of the Pixel system, a revolutionary technology that combines cutting-edge electrical imaging with microplate-based assays. This system is set to transform cell analysis, enabling high-throughput, label-free monitoring and manipulating cells at a single-cell level and offering unprecedented insights into cell morphology, function and behavior.Learn more about the Pixel System by visiting:cytotronics.com/productsFull transcript available hereStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Exploring AI Adoption in Early Drug Discovery with Raminderpal Singh (Sponsored by Roche)
Apr 1 2024
Exploring AI Adoption in Early Drug Discovery with Raminderpal Singh (Sponsored by Roche)
In this episode, we delve into AI adoption in early drug discovery with Raminderpal Singh, Ph.D., founder of HitchhikersAI. Raminderpal shares insights into HitchhikersAI's mission, which focuses on providing a collaborative platform for leveraging AI in drug discovery, emphasizing simple and effective solutions over complexity.They discuss the distinction between popularization and democratization of AI tools. He highlights the importance of making solutions widely accessible while addressing specific needs in the open-source community.Learn MoreFull Transcript on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeAt Roche Sequencing, we are building on Roche’s legacy of innovation to transform next-generation sequencing and its application. By simplifying workflows and expanding assay menus, we are broadening access to genomic data and lowering barriers to routine use. Our growing suite of products spans the genomics workflow, from sample acquisition and preparation through data analysis and final result, helping you answer important questions in genetics, cancer and beyond.We’re not just committed to providing you with our broad portfolio of industry-leading sequencing solutions; we’re also dedicated to making sure that you have the scientific support, technical expertise, and guidance that you can depend on. So no matter what your sequencing destination, you can be sure we’re with you every step of the way.To learn more, visit: sequencing.roche.com Stay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
SLAS2024 | Interviews with Winners of the Student Poster Awards, Tony B. Award and SLAS-NOBCChE Scholarship (Sponsored by Roche)
Mar 18 2024
SLAS2024 | Interviews with Winners of the Student Poster Awards, Tony B. Award and SLAS-NOBCChE Scholarship (Sponsored by Roche)
Recorded straight from the SLAS2024 exhibit hall floor – New Matter host, Hannah Rosen, Ph.D., speaks with winners of the Student Poster Award, Tony B. Award and the SLAS-NOBCChE Scholarship!Congratulations to our winners!(Listed in interview order)Transcript Available on BuzzsproutStudent Poster AwardMarissa E. Davies (National Institutes of Health)High-Throughput Characterization of Isozyme-Specific Aldehyde Dehydrogenase (ALDH) InhibitorsKui You (National University of Singapore)Address Infections by Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria with Artificial Intelligence-Empowered Combination Therapies Tony B. Travel AwardArun Kumar (National University of Singapore)High Aspect Ratio Nanostraws for High-Throughput Primary Immune Cell TransfectionSLAS-NOBCChE ScholarshipMarygrace Pelekamoyo  (J. Frank Dobie High School) Nathaniel Gauthier (Carver High School of Engineering and Science)Our Sponsor for this Episode At Roche Sequencing, we are building on Roche’s legacy of innovation to transform next-generation sequencing and its application. By simplifying workflows and expanding assay menus, we are broadening access to genomic data and lowering barriers to routine use. Our growing suite of products spans the genomics workflow, from sample acquisition and preparation through data analysis and final result, helping you answer important questions in genetics, cancer and beyond.  We’re not just committed to providing you with our broad portfolio of industry-leading sequencing solutions; we’re also dedicated to making sure that you have the scientific support, technical expertise, and guidance that you can depend on. So, no matter what your sequencing destination, you can be sure we’re with you every step of the way. To learn more,  visit: sequencing.roche.com  Visit our Student Resources to learn more about these awards.Stay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the deUpcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Peers Review | What's the Difference Between a Spheroid and an Organoid? (Sponsored by Roche)
Mar 13 2024
Peers Review | What's the Difference Between a Spheroid and an Organoid? (Sponsored by Roche)
Introducing our exciting new series - Peers Review! Get ready to explore fascinating topics in life sciences you may have heard of, but never fully understood. This week is all about Spheroids and Organoids!Hannah Rosen, Ph.D. is joined by SLAS Scientific Director Lesley Matthews, Ph.D., to discuss the differences between spheroids and organoids. Listen as they explore the advantages and trade-offs of using spheroids compared to organoids in research, touching on high-throughput, complexity and physiological relevance issues. Lesley highlights emerging technology that is making organoid research more scalable and predicts a future where organoids could be used for higher throughput studies. Overall, the conversation sheds light on the evolving landscape of 3D cell culture models and their importance in biomedical research.Key Learning Points:Speroids vs Organoids – Definition and CompositionWhat the primary differences areHow they factor into emerging technologiesThe future outlook on spheroids and organoidsFull Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeAt Roche Sequencing, we are building on Roche’s legacy of innovation to transform next-generation sequencing and its application. By simplifying workflows and expanding assay menus, we are broadening access to genomic data and lowering barriers to routine use. Our growing suite of products spans the genomics workflow, from sample acquisition and preparation through data analysis and final result, helping you answer important questions in genetics, cancer and beyond.We’re not just committed to providing you with our broad portfolio of industry-leading sequencing solutions; we’re also dedicated to making sure that you have the scientific support, technical expertise, and guidance that you can depend on. So no matter what your sequencing destination, you can be sure we’re with you every step of the way.To learn more, visit: sequencing.roche.com Stay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researcheUpcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Accessibility in the Lab | Navigating Diversity in Drug Discovery with Brandon Miller (Sponsored by Roche)
Mar 4 2024
Accessibility in the Lab | Navigating Diversity in Drug Discovery with Brandon Miller (Sponsored by Roche)
This installment of our Accessibility in the Lab series features Brandon Miller, Client Solutions Executive and Diversity Services Lead at Clarkston Consulting. The discussion centers around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in the lab and the life sciences industry. The conversation emphasizes how understanding diverse communities leads to better product development and marketing strategies. Brandon explains how DEI practices, such as hiring diverse talent and fostering inclusive workplace cultures, directly impact the quality and success of life science products, from drug development to marketing campaigns.Host Hannah Rosen, Ph.D., and Miller further discuss the importance of DEI in clinical trials, highlighting historical inequities and recent efforts by regulatory bodies like the FDA to promote diversity.Full Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeAt Roche Sequencing, we are building on Roche’s legacy of innovation to transform next-generation sequencing and its application. By simplifying workflows and expanding assay menus, we are broadening access to genomic data and lowering barriers to routine use. Our growing suite of products spans the genomics workflow, from sample acquisition and preparation through data analysis and final result, helping you answer important questions in genetics, cancer and beyond. We’re not just committed to providing you with our broad portfolio of industry-leading sequencing solutions; we’re also dedicated to making sure that you have the scientific support, technical expertise, and guidance that you can depend on. So no matter what your sequencing destination, you can be sure we’re with you every step of the way. To learn more, visit: sequencing.roche.com Stay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Bridging the Gap in Data Standardization with Glenwood Barbee (Sponsored by Benchling)
Feb 26 2024
Bridging the Gap in Data Standardization with Glenwood Barbee (Sponsored by Benchling)
In this episode, Hannah Rosen speaks with Glenwood Barbee, M.B.A., Product Marketer at Benchling. Glenwood discusses Benchling Connect – a platform designed to accelerate connectivity and automation in laboratory settings.Glenwood highlights Benchling's mission to revolutionize biotechnology by bringing modern software to modern science.The conversation delves into the challenges of data standardization in life sciences. Glenwood outlines customers' primary pain points: Disconnected instrumentsInaccessible data due to proprietary formatsFragmented analytics leading to data lineage issuesOverall, the episode sheds light on the critical role of data standardization and automation in driving scientific progress, with Benchling at the forefront of innovation in the life sciences industry.Full Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeBenchling creates the software that powers the biotechnology industry. More than 200,000 scientists at over 1,200 companies globally —  from cutting-edge start-ups to 20+ of the 50 largest global biopharma — rely on the Benchling R&D Cloud as their central source of truth for scientific data, analysis, and collaboration. Benchling is on a mission to accelerate scientific progress through advanced software that's purpose-built for biology.To learn more,  visit: Benchling.comStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Accessibility in the Lab | Embracing Identity and Authenticity with Ramisa Fariha (Sponsored by Benchling)
Feb 20 2024
Accessibility in the Lab | Embracing Identity and Authenticity with Ramisa Fariha (Sponsored by Benchling)
Ramisa Fariha, Ph.D. student at Brown University, joins Hannah to discuss her experiences and perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in the lab. Ramisa shares her professional journey from Bangladesh to the United States and discusses how her various identities — including gender, race and religious background— have influenced her interactions and perceptions.The conversation sheds light on the challenges individuals with intersecting identities face in navigating societal expectations and organizational structures, highlighting the importance of creating inclusive environments that accommodate diverse experiences and perspectives.Additionally, she shares insights into her upcoming book, "What the Fari," which explores her journey from adversity to resilience and the importance of unapologetically being oneself.Full Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeBenchling creates the software that powers the biotechnology industry. More than 200,000 scientists at over 1,200 companies globally —  from cutting-edge start-ups to 20+ of the 50 largest global biopharma — rely on the Benchling R&D Cloud as their central source of truth for scientific data, analysis, and collaboration. Benchling is on a mission to accelerate scientific progress through advanced software that's purpose-built for biology.To learn more,  visit: Benchling.comStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Career Trajectories | The Science of Start-Ups with Stefan Lukianov, M.S. (Sponsored by Benchling)
Feb 5 2024
Career Trajectories | The Science of Start-Ups with Stefan Lukianov, M.S. (Sponsored by Benchling)
Salve Therapeutics Founder and CEO Stefan Lukianov, M.S., joins us to share his intriguing journey from childhood aspirations to his current role in the biotech startup scene!The episode starts with a lighthearted exploration of Stefan's childhood dreams, from wanting to be an archaeologist to briefly considering a career as a disc jockey. However, science remained a consistent interest, sparked by a memorable G.I. Joe episode that introduced him to the world of DNA.Stefan shares insights into the unique dynamics of managing people in a startup environment, highlighting the challenges of enforcing accountability and setting job roles. He reflects on the self-selection process within the team, where those aligned with the venture's vision naturally emerged as active contributors.Full Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeBenchling creates the software that powers the biotechnology industry. More than 200,000 scientists at over 1,200 companies globally —  from cutting-edge start-ups to 20+ of the 50 largest global biopharma — rely on the Benchling R&D Cloud as their central source of truth for scientific data, analysis, and collaboration. Benchling is on a mission to accelerate scientific progress through advanced software that's purpose-built for biology.To learn more,  visit: Benchling.comTake our SurveyWe want to hear from YOU to ensure that we keep providing valuable content that reflects what our listeners and the SLAS community are interested in! Take our brief surveyStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Career Trajectories | The Recipe for Continuous Career Growth with Rishi Mahajan, M.S. (Sponsored by Benchling)
Jan 29 2024
Career Trajectories | The Recipe for Continuous Career Growth with Rishi Mahajan, M.S. (Sponsored by Benchling)
You may recognize him from the first episode in our "Lab of the Future" series: Rishi Mahajan, M.S., lead automation engineer at Regeneron, returns to the podcast to share his career story! Rishi shares his unconventional journey, from childhood with no clear career aspirations to becoming a seasoned automation engineer. He highlights his college major selection and how he navigated education challenges in India before pursuing his master's in biotechnology in the United States.He later entered the world of lab research during his master's program, emphasizing the importance of internships and networking. He discusses the hurdles he faced, the role of networking in securing his internship at Regeneron, and the subsequent transition to a full-time position. Enjoy this advice-filled conversation addressing the power of networking, with Rishi providing practical tips for individuals, even introverts, to build meaningful connections. He emphasizes the casual nature of networking, the importance of genuine conversations and dispels the fear of making mistakes when reaching out to seasoned professionals.Full Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeBenchling creates the software that powers the biotechnology industry. More than 200,000 scientists at over 1,200 companies globally —  from cutting-edge start-ups to 20+ of the 50 largest global biopharma — rely on the Benchling R&D Cloud as their central source of truth for scientific data, analysis, and collaboration. Benchling is on a mission to accelerate scientific progress through advanced software that's purpose-built for biology.To learn more,  visit: Benchling.comStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technoloUpcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Career Trajectories | Adapting to Automation Kalpesh Gupta, M.S. (Sponsored by Benchling)
Jan 22 2024
Career Trajectories | Adapting to Automation Kalpesh Gupta, M.S. (Sponsored by Benchling)
Our guest for this Career Trajectories episode is Kalpesh Gupta, M.S., Associate Director of Research Automation at Moderna. Kalpesh shares his journey from a childhood shaped by traditional career expectations in India to becoming a key player in laboratory automation at one of the world's leading biotech companies.Kalpesh recounts the early years of working at Moderna and the company's unprecedented growth.  He also shares some of the challenges and rewards of being part of a company with a mission to impact global health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.Kalpesh offers valuable advice to those considering a career in laboratory automation, emphasizing the importance of initiative and proactive learning. His thoughts on success, focusing on impact, continuous learning, and personal fulfillment, provide a thoughtful perspective on career achievements.Full Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeBenchling creates the software that powers the biotechnology industry. More than 200,000 scientists at over 1,200 companies globally —  from cutting-edge start-ups to 20+ of the 50 largest global biopharma — rely on the Benchling R&D Cloud as their central source of truth for scientific data, analysis, and collaboration. Benchling is on a mission to accelerate scientific progress through advanced software that's purpose-built for biology.To learn more,  visit: Benchling.comTake our SurveyWe want to hear from YOU to ensure that we keep providing valuable content that reflects what our listeners and the SLAS community are interested in!Take our brief surveyStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
SLAS2024 Keynote Speakers | A Conversation with Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke of This Podcast Will Kill You (Sponsored by Benchling)
Jan 15 2024
SLAS2024 Keynote Speakers | A Conversation with Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke of This Podcast Will Kill You (Sponsored by Benchling)
In this special episode, the hosts of the popular podcast "This Podcast Will Kill You" and SLAS2024 International Conference and Exhibition Keynote Speakers Erin Welsh, Ph.D., and Erin Allmann Updyke, M.D., Ph.D., join host Hannah Rosen, Ph.D., for a riveting discussion!The duo, both disease ecologists, delve into the intricacies of science communication, the challenges scientists face in admitting uncertainty and the importance of demystifying the scientific process for a broader audience.We’re excited to bring SLAS2024: Innovation at Every Turn back to Boston!Join the global life sciences and technology community from February 3-7 for scientific sessions in nine tracks delivered by a diverse group of scientists, academic researchers and industry professionals from around the world. Our Sponsor for this EpisodeBenchling creates the software that powers the biotechnology industry. More than 200,000 scientists at over 1,200 companies globally —  from cutting-edge start-ups to 20+ of the 50 largest global biopharma — rely on the Benchling R&D Cloud as their central source of truth for scientific data, analysis, and collaboration. Benchling is on a mission to accelerate scientific progress through advanced software that's purpose-built for biology.To learn more,  visit: Benchling.comFull Transcript Available on BuzzsproutStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Career Trajectories | Networking as a Second Language with Yulia Gerhardt (Sponsored by Benchling)
Jan 8 2024
Career Trajectories | Networking as a Second Language with Yulia Gerhardt (Sponsored by Benchling)
Continuing our Career Trajectories series, we have Yulia Gerhardt Tazikova, Winclove Probiotics Senior Global Account and Business Development Manager, on New Matter, to share her story. She shares experiences from her academic pursuits, shedding light on the importance of adaptability and seizing opportunities.Yulia highlights her multilingual abilities, acquired through deliberate efforts to bridge language gaps and discusses the impact of language skills on building professional relationships.Throughout the conversation, Yulia emphasizes the significance of networking and personal connections in career development – debunking the notion that AI alone can replace human connections. The episode concludes with Yulia's personal definition of success, grounded in the fulfillment derived from contributing to the well-being of others in the life sciences industry.Full Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeBenchling creates the software that powers the biotechnology industry. More than 200,000 scientists at over 1,200 companies globally —  from cutting-edge start-ups to 20+ of the 50 largest global biopharma — rely on the Benchling R&D Cloud as their central source of truth for scientific data, analysis, and collaboration. Benchling is on a mission to accelerate scientific progress through advanced software that's purpose-built for biology.To learn more,  visit: Benchling.comTake our SurveyWe want to hear from YOU to ensure that we keep providing valuable content that reflects what our listeners and the SLAS community are interested in! Take our brief surveyStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Lab of the Future | How the Concept Has Evolved with Zahid Tharia (Sponsored by Benchling)
Jan 2 2024
Lab of the Future | How the Concept Has Evolved with Zahid Tharia (Sponsored by Benchling)
Founding Director at Open Pharma Research Zahid Tharia, joins us for a conversation about the evolution of the lab of the future. Tharia discusses his story of launching Open Pharma Research which led to the inception of the Lab of the Future Congress. Listen for the major highlights of the recent Lab of the Future Congress in Amsterdam and a preview of upcoming events in 2024, including the Lab of the Future Congress USA and the Lab of the Future Congress in Europe. Tharia encourages a broad audience, including R&D leaders, scientists, lab heads and technology professionals to attend these events, fostering collaboration and innovation in the life science sector.Key Learning Points:The emergence of the term "lab of the future" and what it meansWhat concepts and technologies are shaping the future of life science researchThe rapid advancement of virtual reality and the impact of digital transformationFull Transcript Available on BuzzsproutOur Sponsor for this EpisodeBenchling creates the software that powers the biotechnology industry. More than 200,000 scientists at over 1,200 companies globally —  from cutting-edge start-ups to 20+ of the 50 largest global biopharma — rely on the Benchling R&D Cloud as their central source of truth for scientific data, analysis, and collaboration. Benchling is on a mission to accelerate scientific progress through advanced software that's purpose-built for biology. To learn more,  visit: Benchling.comTake our SurveyWe want to hear from YOU to ensure that we keep providing valuable content that reflects what our listeners and the SLAS community are interested in! SurveyStay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via edUpcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Efficiency at Scale: Innovations in Sample Management (Sponsored by Scigilian)
Oct 4 2023
Efficiency at Scale: Innovations in Sample Management (Sponsored by Scigilian)
In this special episode, Scigilian Vice President, Product and Strategy Chatura Jayakody, M.B.A., and Merck Director, Discovery Sample Management Janet Diratsouian, M.S., join Hannah for a discussion on how Scigilian's compound management software has helped to improve sample management processes at Merck.  Catch Scigilian and their software on display at the upcoming  SLAS 2023 Americas Sample Management Symposium!Key Learning Points:How large companies coordinate sample management at scaleWays to collaborate in a competitive marketHow artificial intelligence will influence sample management technologyThe future outlook on sample managementAbout Scigilian:Scigilian is a leading life science solutions provider specializing in solutions that address the collaboration challenges of a distributed lab research environment. Scigilian enables life science organizations to accelerate their discovery efforts and optimize their lab operations by providing solutions that orchestrate and streamline their internal and external workflows. From managing sample inventory to performing sample logistics, scheduling assays to analyzing and viewing results, Scigilian's Discovery Platform’s powerful life science solutions are carefully designed to meet the software technology needs of pharmaceutical, biotech and scientific research organizations of today and tomorrow.Visit https://scigilian.com/ to learn more. Transcript available on BuzzsproutStay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Lab of the Future | The Importance of Collaborations with Ryan Bernhardt
Oct 2 2023
Lab of the Future | The Importance of Collaborations with Ryan Bernhardt
This episode of our "Lab of the Future" series focuses on the importance of collaborations in designing lab of the future products. Our guest is Biosero Chief Executive Officer Ryan Bernhardt, to share how Biosero collaborates with other companies and why more companies should get involved.  Key Learning Points:Examples of the lab of the future-focused collaborations The challenges and advantages of forming partnershipsHow to approach a new partnership opportunityWhat to look for in potential partnershipsFull transcript available on Buzzsprout.Take our Podcast Survey!We want to hear from YOU to ensure we provide valuable content that reflects what our listeners and the SLAS community are interested in! Take our brief survey to help us learn how we can improve New Matter.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD7BC82Stay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Language Acquisition with AI | Tracy Centanni, M.S., Ph.D.
Sep 18 2023
Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Language Acquisition with AI | Tracy Centanni, M.S., Ph.D.
The vagus nerve plays a crucial role in the autonomic nervous system as it is responsible for many vital functions like adjusting heart rate, breathing and digestion among many others. Current research on the vagus nerve is looking at how stimulating the nerve can treat auditory and motor impairments and diseases. Our guest for this episode is University of Florida Associate Professor Tracy Centanni, M.S., Ph.D., to explain how vagus nerve stimulation intersects with screening and AI.  Key Learning Points:The inspiration for vagus nerve stimulation as an intervention for language interventionOther conditions vagus nerve stimulation could potentially treatScreening methods for auditory issuesThe challenges of training AI models for personalized medicine for conditions like dyslexiaFull Transcript Available on BuzzsproutAbout Tracy Centanni, M.S., Ph.D.Centanni is the Director of the Genetics of Auditory and visual Perception and Plasticity (GAPP) Lab in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. Her research program focuses on the genetic and neural correlates of reading acquisition, factors that drive reading disorders (e.g., dyslexia), and neural plasticity including using non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation to improve reading and language.She received her Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Texas at Dallas, using rat models to probe the influence of dyslexia-candidate genes on auditory perception. She then completed postdoctoral training at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and at MIT, with the goal of learning translational and clinically relevant research methods.Take our SurveyWe want to hear from YOU to ensure that we keep providing valuable content that reflects what our listeners and the SLAS community are interested in! Take our brief survey Stay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology viUpcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Lab of the Future | Data Management with Oliver Leven, Ph.D. and Sascha Fischer, M.Sc.
Sep 11 2023
Lab of the Future | Data Management with Oliver Leven, Ph.D. and Sascha Fischer, M.Sc.
In this installment of our "Lab of the Future"  series, we take a look at how data management is evolving as laboratory technology continues to advance. Our guest is Genedata Head of Strategic Operations Oliver Leven, Ph.D., and Business Development Manager – Automation Sascha Fischer, M.Sc., to share their perspectives on data management and what Genedata is contributing to the Lab of the Future. Key Learning Points:Changes in data management technologiesHow "FAIR" applies to data managementImportant configurations in data processing workflows with AIThe role of automation in increasing data qualityFull transcript available on Buzzsprout.Take our Podcast Survey!We want to hear from YOU to ensure we provide valuable content that reflects what our listeners and the SLAS community are interested in! Take our brief survey to help us learn how we can improve New Matter.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD7BC82Stay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Tomolite Bioprinter from Readily3D | New Product Award Winner with Paul Delrot and Leoni Stienne
Aug 29 2023
Tomolite Bioprinter from Readily3D | New Product Award Winner with Paul Delrot and Leoni Stienne
Our guests for this episode are Readily3D Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Paul Delrot, M.Sc., Ph.D., and Sales Executive  Leoni Stienne, M.Sc., to talk to us about the company's success at SLAS Europe 2023 by winning the New Product Award for the Tomolite Bioprinter! Paul and Leoni share their experience attending their first SLAS Conference and how it felt to take home the prestigious award. Also, how researchers are using the Tomolite Bioprinter to break new grounds in research. Key Learning Points:What volumetric printing is and its unique propertiesBioprinting misconceptionsThe inspiration behind the device and its use casesThe long-term goals to accomplish using bioprintersLearn more about the Tomolite Bioprinter by visiting:https://readily3d.com/bioprinterFull transcript available on Buzzsprout.Take our Podcast Survey!We want to hear from YOU to ensure we keep providing valuable content that reflects what our listeners and the SLAS community are interested in! Take our brief survey to help us learn how we can improve New Matter.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD7BC82Stay connected with SLASOnline at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLASSLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building. Upcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar
Accessibility in the Lab | Design Lab Spaces for DEI with Marilee Lloyd, AIA
Aug 28 2023
Accessibility in the Lab | Design Lab Spaces for DEI with Marilee Lloyd, AIA
We continue our series on Accessibility in the Lab – each episode explores the importance of accessibility in the lab, academia, the workforce and other applications.Our guest for this episode is Marilee Lloyd, AIA, who is the National Leader for Laboratory Planning at HED, one of the oldest and largest architecture firms in the US. Lloyd has over 37 years of experience managing and designing multifaceted projects for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, vivaria, clinical laboratories and hospitals, science education facilities and product development laboratories, and is well-respected for her passion and strategic design skills.  Listen as we discuss best practices for laboratory designs and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) considerations in design. For a transcript of this episode, please visit this episode's page on Buzzsprout.Key Learning Points:The overall process of designing a new lab from conception to developmentCleanliness, safety, sustainability, and DEI laboratory design in STEM fields How design cost influences the planning and development of a new lab spaceNew developments in DEI initiatives across academia and industryStay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit slas.orgUpcoming SLAS Events: SLAS Europe 2024 Conference and Exhibition May 27-29, 2024Barcelona, Spain SLAS 2024 Microscale Innovation in Life Sciences Symposium 11-12 September 2024Cambridge, United Kingdom SLAS 2024 Sample Management Symposium 16-17 October 2024Toulouse, France SLAS 2024 Data Sciences and AI Symposium November 12-13, 2024Cambridge, MA, USA View the full events calendar