This week we caught up with Joe Liscouski, Executive Director at the Institute for Laboratory Automation (ILA) in MA, USA, to find out more about how the use of liquid handling has evolved over the last decade and to gain some insight into what we can expect next.
This week’s blog focusses on the ethical issues surrounding biobanking, based on a recent interview we conducted with Zubin Master. Dr Master, Assistant Professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College, will be discussing this topic in detail at ELA 2013 as part of his presentation, “Biobanks: Consent, Consensus & Public Trust.”
Keynote talk to be delivered by Dr Hakim Djaballah, Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 'Illuminating Cellular Pathways through Combining High Content Assays with the BDA Method: Too Much Hay and Very Few Needles in Random RNAi Screening Stacks' at the DDA: High-content Screening & Cell Based Assays conference track at ELA. For the full agenda, please view: http://bit.ly/YSUu0P
Dr Stephan Schürer from the University of Miami speaks about the goals of the BioAssay Ontology Project to enable standardized description, integration and meta-analysis of assay and screening results - http://bit.ly/15HpwvN
Dr Schürer will be discussing this topic in more detail at ELA 2013 as part of the Drug Discovery Automation track - http://bit.ly/16jbuPq
In this week's blog entry - http://bit.ly/15HpwvN - Dr Quail gives us some insight into the current advances being made in NGS, as well as some of the challenges still facing the optimisation of NGS pipelines.
Dr Quail will be speaking at ELA 2013 about the new NGS applications being developed at the Sanger Institute, as well as some of improvements his team are making to sequencing protocols.
On November 14th there will be a post event lab tour, free for Lab-on-a-Chip Asia conference attendees. This will include visits to Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Nanyang Technological University, and National University of Singapore.