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SLAS2019 Short Courses

Introduction to Laboratory Automation

This course presents a broad introduction to laboratory automation in the R&D laboratory environment (i.e. non-clinical). A general understanding of a laboratory environment is helpful.

Who Should Attend:

Those with little or no experience with laboratory automation, seeking an introductory overview of the topic, including:

  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Lab Managers
  • Marketing or Sales Professionals
  • Students

How You Will Benefit From This Course:

  • Understand industry drivers, costs and benefits of lab automation
  • Learn methods of planning and executing successful automation projects
  • Appreciate the strategy and technical features that make up a successful automated system
  • Become aware of up and downstream impacts of lab automation
  • Learn about current and future lab automation technologies
  • Develop an understanding of the issues, strategies and tools for managing data from automated systems

Course Topics:

  • Succeeding With Laboratory Automation: Impacting Your Organization and Tactical Strategy
  • Automated Systems: Architectures, Failures and Complexity; Metrics and monitoring; Interfaces; Automated ID and Vision Systems
  • Programming Automation and Managing Data: Method Building; Graphical and Automatic Programming
  • Scheduling; Build vs. Buy Strategy; Data Analysis Systems; LIMS; Data Transfer and Archival
  • Automation Technologies: Current Trends and Tools

Instructors:

James M. Gill, II

James M. Gill, II
BFL Consulting

Jay Gill has contributed to broad areas of technology in support of drug discovery over 30yrs. Areas of specific contributions include supporting analytics, visualization tools, scientific search and process and system analysis and design. Jay has considerable experience developing scientifically oriented hardware and software solutions in support of high throughput screening and lead optimization in early drug discovery. Jay began his career as a neurobiologist studying signal transduction and coding in the central nervous system, focusing on the sense of taste.

Burkhard Schaefer

Burkhard Schaefer
BSSN Software GmbH

Burkhard Schaefer is a laboratory informatics system architect. He is a regular contributor to the SLAS short course program and has been involved with the LECIS standardization effort at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the AnIML standardization project with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Burkhard holds a Diploma of Computer Science from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and has been teaching short courses for the SLAS for over 15 years.


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