Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fun Fact: One Week Left to Vote for SLAS Board of Directors

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is electing three new members to serve for three years on the SLAS Board of Directors and there is only one week left to vote. Amongst the 8 candidates is Dr. E.J. Dell, the International Marketing Manager for BMG LABTECH. Dr. Dell has attended both ALA and SBS meetings over the last six years while with BMG LABTECH and he hopes to bring some fresh ideas to SLAS if chosen. Some of those ideas include:

  • Further miniaturization to smaller volumes – This will not only save time and money, but assays will also be performed in a more realistic lower volume environment 
  • Increased presence of core-facilities at SLAS – Core facilities that do specialized screening have changed the landscape of HTS 
  • Broadening automation and screening to other scientific fields like Toxicology and Environmental Biology – This would encourage those fields of study to migrate away from whole animal bioassays

If you are a member of SLAS and have not yet voted, you may do so here:

See you in January at Booth #721 at SLAS2013 in Orlando!