SLAS2014 Welcomes Nearly 5,800 to San Diego

SLAS would like to thank the 5,794 participants who attended SLAS2014 from Jan. 18-22 in San Diego. This turnout nearly equals the record turnout at SLAS2012, which was also held in San Diego.

Congratulations to the 2014 SLAS Innovation Award winner Patrick P. Beattie, Diagnostics For All, Cambridge, MA (USA), for his award-winning presentation: Paper-Based Sensors for Low-Cost Diagnostics. In conjunction with his award, Patrick received a $10,000 cash prize.

More than 45 new products were launched at SLAS2014, and three companies were selected by a panel of judges to receive the SLAS New Product Award (NPA) Designation, recognizing the best of what’s new on the exhibit floor. SLAS2014 NPA winners were:

Forty-six students traveled to SLAS2014 from 10 countries to present their work as part of the SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards program and the SLAS Young Scientist Awards program. These programs provide recipients with travel, hotel accommodations and full conference registrations. Three individuals earned top honors in the SLAS2014 Student Poster Competition:

SLAS2015 will be held February 7-11, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. For the latest details, watch the conference site.

On Demand Sessions Now Available

Enjoy select scientific presentations that were live streamed from SLAS2014 on Monday, January 20. The following sessions are now available on demand at no cost:

The Convergence of the Digital Era and Medicine
Opening keynote presentation by Dr. Eric J. Topol MD,
Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
Chief Academic Officer, Scripps HealthProfessor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute

Special Session: Disruptive Technologies
Chair: Daniel Sipes, The Genomics Institute for the Novartis Research Foundation

  • Open Source Hardware in Regenerative Medicine
    Presenter: Jordan Miller, Rice University
  • Quantitative Assessment of Target Engagement in Living Cells Using Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer
    Presenter: Keith Wood, Promega Corporation
  • Personalized Mass Spectrometers: A Dream Poised To Become Reality
    Presenter: Christopher Brown, 908 Devices
  • How Do we Feel? Mechanisms of Thermo- and Mechano-Transduction
    Presenter: Michael Bandell, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

This content is provided free-of-charge as a service to the SLAS community. Completing a short registration form is the only requirement to access. The Society thanks these esteemed presenters for allowing their presentations and expertise to be shared freely. Enjoy this taste of SLAS2014.

View the SLAS2014 Photo Gallery

See nearly 300 images from SLAS2014, covering everything from keynotes to the exhibition to Late Night with LRIG to our award winners. Visit the gallery.

Visit the SLAS2014 Poster Gallery

Hundreds of scientific posters presented at SLAS2014 are now available for review in the SLAS2014 ePoster Gallery. In this convenient digital resource, you can search by poster number, presentation date, review thumbnails, read abstracts, bookmark favorites and more. The gallery is available free-of-charge to SLAS2014 attendees and non-attendees alike. Visit the gallery.

Interesting and Inspiring Keynote Presentations


Eric J. Topol, M.D.
Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
Chief Academic Officer,
Scripps Health
Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute


Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich
Co-hosts, Radiolab