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Lifting the Lid on Academic Automation 2010, Scientific Conference 12th January 2010

Press release October 17, 2009 Science

This conference follows last years successful meeting and introduces many new and exciting developments in European academia and seeks to address the constantly changing needs of industry.

Hinxton hall 2

The speaker programmefeatures leading academics in laboratory automation and will be of interest to academics and industrialists. Presentations will provide practical insights and detailed case studies by scientists for scientists.

Delegateswill learn about different approaches to automation which will prove invaluable particularly those planning new automation projects or struggling to get the performance that they require. Accompanying the programme of presentations will be a poster session and exhibition featuring leading suppliers of automation equipment.

This conferencewill be of interest to academic scientists, research institutes, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies working in the field of laboratory automation and high content screening.

Speakers will include:

Prof Ross King, Department of Computer Science, University of Wales Aberystwyth, 'Automating Science'

Dr Jon Wingfield, AstraZeneca, 'Opportunities to bridge the technology gap between academia and industry, the view from one pharma'

Prof  Reinhold Schaeffer, RheinMain University of Applied Science, Wiesbaden, 'Workflows controlling all essential laboratory activities - Analysis planning, data acquisition, automated error recovery, information retrieval, and evaluations, all in one'

Dr Chris Bakal, The Institute of Cancer Research, 'Using High-throughput Genetics to Describe Complex Systems'

Dr Chris Lovell, Southampton University, 'Autonomous Experimentation: Coupling Machine Learning with Computer Controlled Microfluidics'

Speaker to be announced, Dundee University, 'Aspects of Hit and Lead Discovery in an Academic Setting'

Dr Rob Harkness, Process Analysis and Automation Ltd, 'New Solutions for Scheduling Assays'

Exhibitors currently include: BMG Labtech, Destaco, FluidX,  Matrical, Miltenyi Biotec, Molecular Devices, paa and Qiagen

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