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Midwest LRIG Breakfast at SLAS 2015

Tuesday Feb. 10, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
999 Ninth Street NW

Fifteen Squares Restaurant

Join us for networking and great food before the final day of the SLAS exhibition!

Midwest LRIG Annual Spring Conference

posted Nov 18, 2014, 7:09 PM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 10:39 AM by Jodi Hoeser ]

"Advances in Academic & Industrial Lab Automation"

Thursday April 16th, 2015

Hilton Orrington in Chicago (Evanston, IL)

You are invited to join us at the 2015 Midwest LRIG Annual Meeting to be held April 16 at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, IL. The conference will focus on automated screening techniques and workflows, and will include speakers from Academia, Biotech, Ag-biotech, and Pharma.  Attendance is FREE and registered attendees are automatically entered in a raffle for a free iPadThe program will run from 9 AM to 4 PM with a reception to follow until 6:00 PM. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Final Schedule:
Wednesday, April 15
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Vendor Setup
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Vendor Reception
Thursday, April 16
7:00 - 8:30 AM - Vendor Setup
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Registration
8:30 - 11:25 AM - Morning Session
11:25 - 1:15 PM - Lunch & Exhibits
1:15 - 4:00 PM - Afternoon Session
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Closing Reception

Hotel Rooms:
A block of hotel rooms at a special rate of $159 are on hold until March 16. Click here to reserve a room at our host hotel, the Hilton Orrington, or call the reservation line at 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the LRIG rate. 

FINAL PROGRAM
8:30 - 9:50AMMorning Session 
8:30 – 8:35 AMPatty Ahrweiler - LRIG Midwest PresidentIntroduction
8:35 – 9:00 AMNoah Leigh - Medical College of WisconsinAn FDA Compound Screen in Live Zebrafish Embryos Using Novel Image Collection
9:00 – 9:25 AMRan Chao - University of Ilinois UrbanaBuilding “iBioFAB” for Automated Synthetic Biology
9:25 – 9:50 AMMike Scholle - SAMDI TechHigh Throughput Label-free assays for Epigenetic Targets
9:50–10:20 AMMorning Break  
10:20-11:25 AMRapidFire Session I + Vendor Spotlight  
10:20 – 10:30 AMBeckman Coulter - Jennifer McFarland Accelerate your research from sample to result. Biomek Automation: Power of Possible
10:30 - 10:40 AMAJ US CyBio Product Line - Ian Hanegraaff Analytik Jena: Your Complete Solution Provider
10:40 - 10:50 AMRoche Diagnostics - Dr. Rupal Cutting Enabling a paradigm shift in High throughput Screening using the LightCycler1536
10:50 - 11:00 AMTTP Labtech - James Craven Sample management, what a waste! TTP Labtech’s LEAN approach to sample management
11:00 – 11:25 AMVendor Spotlight + Lab Robotics Team 
11:25 - 1:15 PMLunch and Vendor Exhibition   
1:15 -2:35 PMRapidFire Session II 
1:15 - 1:25 PMLabcyte - Alex PiersonIncreasing Productivity, at Reduced Cost and without Sacrificing Data Quality, Across a Range of Assay Platforms with the Echo® Liquid Handler
1:25 - 1:35 PMArtel - Keith J. AlbertVolume Measurement System for In-Process Microplate Samples
1:35 - 1:45 PMTecan - Robert TaylorReinventing Automation with the new Tecan Fluent Workstation 
1:45 - 4:00 PMAfternoon Session 
1:45 -2:10 PMDan Bradford - Stowers InstituteLife in Technicolor: Development of Multi-Color Spectral Karyotyping at the Stowers Institute
2:10 - 2:35 PMDavid J. Guckenberger Jr. - University of Wisconsin-MadisonAn Automated Open Platform for Exclusion-based Sample Preparation:  Getting More Information From Limited Patient Samples
2:35 - 2:55Afternoon Break 
2:55 - 3:20Chi-Hao Luan - Northwestern UniversityVersatile Use of Nanoliter Liquid Handlers in Academic Research and Drug Discovery
3:20 - 3:45Daniel Goldman - StackWaveSecuring Applications in the Cloud
3:45 - 4:00All SpeakersRoundtable Discussion
4:00 - 6:00Closing Reception 


Thank You To Our Sponsors!



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