With more than 5,000 attendees expected at the SLAS2017 International Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C. this February, there will be ample opportunities to discover, connect and grow.

This year’s theme, Research: The Possibilities, will focus on the rapid evolution of the life sciences industry. From new technologies to advanced research models, the industry is abuzz with excitement and opportunity.
If you’re attending SLAS2017, be sure to add these three events to your schedule:


1. Keynote Speaker Rachel Swaby

Wednesday, February 8th at 3:45pm

Rachel Swaby is the author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World, which highlights the most prominent female scientists and the trailblazing legacies they’ve left behind.

Rachel’s book highlights the personalities and accomplishments of some of the brightest minds in biology, medicine, physics and more.

The excerpts and themes from her book will be sure to delight and inspire the SLAS community—both men and women—to inject creativity and imagination into their research.


2. Networking Opportunities—Something for Everyone!

One of the best parts about SLAS is the variety of networking events and opportunities throughout the conference that give everyone a chance to participate, meet fellow attendees, and have some fun! From daily meals to formal receptions, SLAS has many opportunities for collaboration. Some special events not to miss:

Special Interest Groups
Tuesday, February 7th from 8:00am–9:15am
Wednesday, February 8th from 8:00am–9:15am and 12:00pm–1:15pm

Meet with like-minded groups to discuss topics ranging from informatics to phenotypic drug discovery.

Career Connections
Tuesday, February 7th from 9:30am–12:30pm and 2:00pm–5:00pm
Join mentoring sessions, get one-on-one career counseling, and find new opportunities.

Evening Celebrating at the Newseum
Tuesday, February 7th from 6:30pm–9:30pm
Enjoy free, exclusive access to the interactive exhibits celebrating the freedoms of the First Amendment.

FUNd Run
Tuesday, February 7th starting at 6:30am
If you’re feeling adventurous, strap on your running shoes and explore Washington, D.C. by foot!


3. Uniting Phenotypic and Target-Based Drug Discovery

Tuesday, February 7th from 9:30am–11:30am

While it’s nearly impossible to pick just one must-see program from over 140 presentations across seven tracks, we highly recommend attending this session. Topics covered include:

  • Differences in Therapeutic Hypotheses Associated with Phenotypic and Target-Based Screening
  • Combining Phenotypic and Target-Based Approaches for Identification and Characterization of Antiviral Activity of GS-5734
  • Combining Target-Based and Phenotypic Discovery Assays for Drug Repurposing
  • Phenotypic Screening Identifies Small Molecule that Inhibits PCSK9 Protein Translation and Directly Binds to Human 80S Ribosome

See Us at Booth 1147

Our scientists will be available to answer your research questions and show you our latest developments in human immune cell products.


SLAS2017 Exhibition Hall Hours

Monday, February 6th, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7th, 9:30 am–6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 8th, 9:00 am–1:00 pm

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