European Lab Automation 2013 (ELA 2013)

Organization: Select Biosciences

Venue: Conference Center Hamburg

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Event Date/Time: Jun 06, 2013 End Date/Time: Jun 07, 2013
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Welcome to European Lab Automation congress and exhibition, Europe's largest event dedicated to automation within life science. Offering over 75 scientific presentations across 5 different conference streams, linked with an exhibition containing more than 100 equipment vendors, ELA aims to highlight and showcase the latest in automated instruments and workflows. Life science researchers and professionals are presented with an unparalleled opportunity to foster technological discussions and scientific collaboration. Registration for ELA 2013 is now open, with  conference delegates having the opportunity to attend all 5 conference streams:

- Biobanking; Preparation, Storage & Analysis

  Agenda Topics:

  • Banking of Various Biological Samples
    • Ethical and Privacy Considerations
    • European Union Regulatory Trends: Country Specific
    • Sample Classes for Banking and Storage
    • What is the value of Biobanking and Biorepositories
  • Cord Blood Banking 
  • Approaches for QA, QC and Storage
  • Emerging Opportunities to Vendors
  • Logisitic Challenges in the Space as the Field Expands
  • Public versus Private banking


- Chemistry Automation & Liquid Handling

  Agenda Topics:

  • Automation of Screening Library Management and Quality Maintenance
  • Compound Collections and Libraries: What is the Optimal Size of a Screening Library?
  • Compound Library Synthesis Approaches via Combinatorial and Other Methodologies: Industry State-of-the-Art
  • Factors Affecting Method Transfer
  • Important Factors in Liquid Handling Quality Assurance
  • Important factors in Quantitation: How to Measure Performance Optically and Gravimetrically
  • In-house Automation and Library Generation vs. The Outsourced Model: Case Studies
  • Instrumentation and Robotics for Sample Management and Retrieval
  • Liquid Handling Devices: Latest Tweaks, Designs and Theories of Operation
  • Optimising Liquid Handling Techniques
  • Understanding Accuracy and Precision


- Drug Discovery Automation: High-content Screening & Cell Based Assays

  Agenda Topics:

  • Advances in HCA Miniaturization: From Hardware to Software
  • Applications of HCS in Drug Toxicity, Safety and Pollution Assessment
  • HCS Based RNAi Target Validation and Biomarker Discovery
  • Novel Reagents and Probes for use in High Content Assay Development
  • Use of Primary Cells in High Content Screening


- Nano & Microfluidics

  Agenda Topics:

  • Droplet Microfluidics
  • Manipulation & Detection
  • Market Orientated Device Development
  • Nanofluidics


- Next-Gen Sequencing

  Agenda Topics:

  • 3rd Generation Sequencing Technologies
  • Applications of Sequencing Data
  • Data Analysis and Bioinformatics
  • RNA-Seq
  • Sequencing Platforms and Methods
  • Toxicogenomics



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