New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

The official Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) podcast that explores advances in automation, cellular imaging, Big Data and what's coming in the spaces between traditional scientific disciplines. Guests often include members of SLAS along with innovators, leading experts and other members of the global scientific community to highlight technology and even career stories. Episodes are released every week and subscribe to New Matter - available on all podcast players.

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August 8, 2022 39 min

Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D., is the current vice president of product and marketing at Curiox, but did you know she also was a surgical neurophysiologist? You might be asking, "How is that possible?"

Banday is a lifelong believer in being able to pursue any career path as long as you're willing to learn.  Banday shares her incredible story of leaving India to come to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, t...

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Roland Terborg, Ph.D., Shinephi, joins Hannah to discuss Shinephi's achievement in winning the SLAS Ignite Award at SLAS Europe 2022. Terborg explains the early career path that led him to the research he conducts today at Shinephi in live-cell imaging. He also shares his experience at SLAS Europe 2022 and why the conference is an excellent opportunity for newer companies to participate in and attend. If you have the entreprene...

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We're joined by Mass Spectrometry (Mass Spec) expert, Michelle Dubuke, Ph.D.,  to learn all about mass spec! From learning the practical applications of mass spec to how researchers are using the tool to discover new insight into biological aging and cancer development, Dubuke breaks it all down to showcase how expansive mass spec is.

About Michelle Dubuke:
Michelle Dubuke is currently the Manager, Field Application Scientist at ...

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In this installment of Innovative New Technologies, we're joined by Kirstin Elgass, Ph.D., of ZEISS to learn about the ZEISS Lattice Lightsheet 7. Hannah and Kirstin take a deep dive into light sheet fluorescence microscopy, the applications of this technology, and everything you need to know to use the ZEISS Lattice Lightsheet 7 in your research.

To learn more about the vesicle trafficking images to results story referenced in...

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Previous SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant 2020 award winner, Ulri Lee, Ph.D., returns to the podcast after recently successfully defending her doctoral thesis. In a follow up discussion, Ulri provides Hannah insight on her research in air sampling, how the COVID-19 virus influenced her research, and how the SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant helped  advance Ulri's air sampling device.

Join us as we learn more about...

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We've brought our SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant 2021 winner, David McIntyre, from Boston University, back to the New Matter Podcast for a follow-up discussion.

David provides an update on his research with automating the design of microfluidics through rapid prototyping and machine learning for use in screening synthetic biological systems. We learn what interested him in microfluidic research, the uses cases for his...

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We're joined by SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant 2019 winner, Carine Nemr, Ph.D., to see what's new since her first appearance on the New Matter Podcast. Carine walks us through her research funded by the SLAS grant in developing miniaturized diagnostic tools for the rapid diagnosis of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. She also shares an experience during her research that stresses the importance of not to ...

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June 12, 2022 31 min

Santosh Paidi was the SLAS Fellowship Grant Winner in 2018. Now that he is a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Berkeley, we brought him on to tell us what he been up to since he was working on his graduate degree on diagnostics tools.  Thanks to Santosh, Hannah gets an in depth understanding of what Raman spectroscopy is and how it can be applied, his work on developing a holistic view of examining all the tissues i...

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June 5, 2022 37 min

Have you ever noticed that music and maths often tie themselves together? Our guest this week is an excellent example of this, with his passionate start with the euphonium to his career in physics and engineering. In this continuation of our series on career trajectories, David Jennions walks us through the differences in education between the UK and US systems, his work in brining science and engineering together, and the importan...

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May 29, 2022 34 min

Mei Wu has had some amazing support in her road to getting a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This episode in our career trajectories series dives into the balancing act that Mei experiences while working full time while obtaining a Ph.D.. Listeners hear another opinion on how having a Ph.D. affects job prospects in the life sciences fields. Keep an ear out for Mei's advice on how to decide what level of education t...

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May 22, 2022 33 min

Aoi Senju, Co-Founder/CEO at Colabra, sits down with Hannah to talk about how he went from researching next-generation battery chemistries to collaborative lab software. In this first episode diving into career trajectories we get to hear how a degree in chemical and biological engineering transferred into software and product design.  Listen in to find out what being a marathoner, a concert pianist, a scientist, and an entrepreneu...

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May 18, 2022 26 min

SLAS2022 New Product Award Winner Kebotix joined Hannah to talk about their win for ReactionSage, an artificial intelligence-powered software solution for predicting novel and diverse sets of reaction pathways for forward and retro synthesis. Christoph Kreisbeck, Chief Commercial Officer at Kebotix shares the inspiration behind Reaction Sage, the uses for it, and how it's secret sauce in combining AI and lab automation can make...

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May 8, 2022 29 min

SLAS2022 Innovation AveNEW company A4Cell join us to us to talk about their new technology, the CytoCHECK SPAchip pH single-detection Kit . Antonio Quilez, High Content Screening Manager at A4Cell gives Hannah an inside look at how this new and innovative technology analyzes cells without affecting cell physiology, the optimal uses of SPAchip, and the ideal research situations in which to use it. Listen in to hear how this detector...

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May 1, 2022 36 min

Today we talk beer with Maciej Grajewski (SGPapertronics). Hannah learns about his lab in a box Beer-O-Meter, which streamlines the quality control process. Maciej shares how he identified the new and adaptable systems needed for testing,  and the way in which the Beer-O-Meter fits in with a changing market. This new and innovative lab in a box is meant for practitioners who do not have a lot of lab experience, and is aimed at repl...

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April 24, 2022 18 min

Today we hear about another cool new innovation as our SLAS2022 New Product Award Winner, SEED Biosciences discusses their new DISPENCELL ALL-in-ONE. Hanna and Georges Muller, SEED Bioscience CEO compare the DISPENCELL with other single cell isolation methods, the research it can be used for, and the future applications of SEED Biosciences technology. A fair warning to other technology providers listening, SEED's goal is to win...

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April 3, 2022 30 min

In this first podcast of our series on new technologies, we welcomed back Iscaffpharma by chatting with Per Setterberg, CEO and  Professor Göran Landberg, CMO.  Göran talks to us about how pre-clinical testing in human tumor microenvironment  and synthetic copies of the same adds value to drug screening of oncology drugs. The model creates a pre-clinical fingerprint that mimics the potential effect a drug will have in humans, as we...

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March 27, 2022 22 min

This fun podcast is a mix of recording from SLAS2022 on site excitement, and some follow up with some of the winners afterwards. Tune in to hear from the following award winners:

Student Poster Award Winners

  • Antra Ganguly, PhD Student,  University of Texas At Dallas for A novel, non-culture based electrochemical sensor for multiplexed biomarker quantification towards rapid Urinary Tract Infection management     
  • Jeong Hyun Lee, Post D...
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    March 16, 2022 14 min

    In this first episode with our new host, SLAS Scientific Manager, Hannah Rosen, we talk to Steven Graves, CEO and Founder at BennuBio, Inc about their new, high-throughput, multiple parallel stream system for flow cytometry.  Steve shares their biggest challenges in developing this technology and their goal in getting it out into commercial world  where it can do the most good. Listen in to find out how their new system, the Velocy...

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    January 26, 2022 26 min

    Today Vicki sits in as host and talks with Mike Tarselli, Chief Scientific Officer and Bill Hobbib, Chief Marketing Officer from TetraScience on the importance of being pragmatic and continuing to advance science through in person collaboration.  Nothing replaces the serendipity of meeting in person, and they discuss the importance of pushing out of our pandemic comfort levels and making new habits to live in an endemic environment...

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    January 25, 2022 20 min

    David Weinkove, CEO of Magnitude Biosciences joins us to talk to us about their work with C. elegans- tiny worms used to test compounds for health. We learn about the difference between a lifespan and a healthspan and how using these tiny worms to study the effects of compounds on aging is helpful.  David shares Magnitude's work as a CRO and how they translate their work into an industrial setting. Finally, find out a cool fact...

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