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SLAS2018 Podium Presentations Announced

Details on the SLAS2018 podium program are now available on the SLAS2018 Event Scheduler. See the latest schedule of podium presentations, abstracts, presenter bios and more for the 144 presentations across 10 tracks that will be delivered Feb. 5-7 in San Diego. The SLAS2018 Event Scheduler also includes the latest list of companies participating in the SLAS2018 Exhibition, which can be searched alphabetically and by way of an interactive floorplan. Access the SLAS2018 Event Scheduler.


SLAS2018 Attendee Registration Now Open

Registration for SLAS018 is now open. Act early for best rates and to guarantee your participation in San Diego from February 3-7. Deepest discounts are available to dues-paying SLAS members who register by October 31. Click here for more information and to register.


Call for Poster Abstracts Open

The SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts is now open for scientific posters to be considered for the gallery in San Diego. Learn more about the benefits of presenting at SLAS2018. The SLAS2018 scientific program features ten educational tracks, including three making their debut in 2018: Biologics Discovery, Chemical Biology and High-Definition Biotechnology. See more information on the For Presenters section of this site. Access the SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts here.


Learn Your SLAS2018 Discovery Technology Online Handle

Make a name for yourself — literally — with the SLAS2018 Online Handle Generator. Simply enter your birth month, favorite dye color and first letter of your last name and your unique Discovery/Technology Handle will be served up in seconds. After your share your new moniker on social media, take the time to respond to the SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts and make a real name for yourself based on your research insights and accomplishments. Access the SLAS2018 Discovery Technology Handle Generator on the right side the SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts page.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

SLAS2018 delivers a host of valuable exhibit and sponsorship opportunities to life sciences discovery and technology solution providers.  See more information and key contacts on the For Exhibitors section of this site. 


SLAS2017 Recap

Watch the video below to get a sense of the excitement and community spirit so plentiful at SLAS2017, which took place Feb. 4-8 in Washington, DC. For more details, visit

Keynote Speakers

Benjamin F. Cravatt
Benjamin F. Cravatt will deliver the SLAS2018 opening keynote address on Monday, Feb 5. Dr. Cravatt is a Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute. His research group is interested in understanding the roles that enzymes play in physiological and pathological processes, especially as pertains to the nervous system and cancer.
Marc Abrahams
Marc Abrahams will deliver the SLAS2018 closing keynote on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Marc writes about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK. Marc founded Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in 1991, and serves as its Master of Ceremonies. He co-founded and edits the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), hosts the Improbable Research weekly podcast (distributed by CBS), and wrote This is Improbable, The Ig Nobel Prizes, and other books. He edits and writes much of the web site and blog, and the monthly newsletter mini-AIR.

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