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SLAS2019 Short Courses

Liquid Handling Essentials (Interactive Course)

This course is designed to highlight and demonstrate important concepts that affect liquid handling performance. A strong focus and aim will be to bridge the gap between fundamentals of manual pipetting and automated liquid handlers. The course offers a balanced mix of engaging discussions and opportunities to apply the practical learned concepts to live systems.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed with the new or beginning user of liquid handling devices in mind. However, anyone interested in basic principles of liquid handling and troubleshooting pipetting performance issues are encouraged to join.

  • Scientists, Engineers and Analysts who work with automated liquid handlers
  • Laboratory Managers & Supervisors
  • Quality-Focused & Regulatory Compliance Professionals

How You Will Benefit From This Course:

  • Understand key liquid handling behavior characteristics and how they translate to assay-specific tasks.
  • Learn how to identify common factors that affect method transfer.
  • Recognize quality aspects of liquid handling and the importance of accuracy and precision on liquid volume delivery.
  • Learn how liquid handling parameters affect pipetting performance.
  • Gain confidence in robotic performance and in assay results.
  • Become more proficient in liquid handler use and problem solving

Course Topics:

  • Liquid Handling Overview: Review liquid handling fundamental concepts and factors that affect liquid delivery.
  • Understanding Accuracy and Precision: Improve liquid handler performance to ensure reliable assay results.
  • Examining Liquid Classes: Understand the dynamics of liquid class differences and how those properties can affect pipetting performance.
  • Aspirating, Dispensing, and Mixing Strategies: Explore the critical components of liquid transfer steps and examine how various parameters influence performance.
  • Troubleshooting strategies and case study discussions.

Instructors:

Nathaniel Hentz

Nathaniel Hentz
NC State University - BTEC

Nat is an industry leader with years of experience developing high-throughput screening assays, automating and optimizing laboratory equipment, and investigating new technologies with Eli Lilly & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. As Assistant Director, Analytical at the North Carolina State University, Nat specializes in hands-on instruction and development activities to assist with the growth of the emerging bio-manufacturing industry.

Emily Avis

Emily Avis
Artel

Emily Avis is an engineer with a passion for improving laboratory processes through automation, education, and optimization.

As a Laboratory Application Specialist at Artel, Emily works directly with laboratories, helping them solve complex liquid handling and process issues that are often critical to their productivity and compliance, and to the integrity of their test results.

Lisa Knapp

Lisa Knapp
Agilent Technologies

Lisa is a liquid handling automation professional, with extensive experience in liquid handling, high throughput screening, genomics and automation in a variety of laboratories throughout North America.

As the US Manager of the Genomics Automation Field Applications Scientist Group at Agilent Technologies, Lisa works directly with laboratories in the US and internationally to implement and troubleshoot complex genomic automation protocols that are critical to research and clinical applications.


Our Sponsors

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Hamilton

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    Artel
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    Corning
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    Thermo Fisher Scientific
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    Waters
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    Beckman Coulter
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    Hamamatsu
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    Miltenyi Biotec
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    Molecular Devices
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    Tecan
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    Agilent
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    Gilson
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    HighRes Biosolutions
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    Labcyte
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    Analytik Jena
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    BioNex Solutions
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    Cisbio
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    Greiner Bio-One
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    NanoTemper
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    Sirius Automation Group
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