New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

Join SLAS Scientific Director Marshall Brennan as he explores advances in automation, cellular imaging, Big Data, and what's coming in the spaces between traditional scientific disciplines.... Show More

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March 8, 2021 7 min

Jens Schwamborn and his company OrganoTherapeutics is using their technology (human-specific mini-brains)  to treat Parkinson's. He walks Marshall through how they grew their young company through the time of a global pandemic and the opportunities they made from it to use their technology to support research in therapies related to SARS COV 2.  

 OrganoTherapuetics is a SLAS2021 New Product Award winner and an  participated in ...

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March 3, 2021 13 min

2021 SLAS Fellowship Winner David McIntyre, from the Densmore Lab at Boston University, is automating the design of microfluidics through rapid prototyping and machine learning for use in screening synthetic biological systems. Coming from Silicon Valley, David was exposed to science and tech from an early age, and spurred his desire to accelerate biological research. Listen in to hear about his most exciting accomplishments and th...

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How do you enable labs to easily leverage equipment and people so they can automate their experiments? Artificial's Chief Product Officer Nikhita Singh joins New Matter today to tell us how Artificial's aLab Suite brings together scientists and automation engineers to do just that.  She also shares about their recent win of the SLAS Ignite Award and participation in Innovation AveNEW.  

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February 22, 2021 16 min

Solentim is a SLAS2021 New Product Award Winner for ICON and they loaned us  Duncan Borthwick today to tell us how they are dedicated to listening to scientists to make better tools to improve science. Duncan shares how this quality assurance product company works on improving therapeutics by reducing variability. 


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February 15, 2021 19 min

At SLAS2021  Sisi Chen (Caltech) was awarded the SLAS Innovation Award, honoring research that proved to be exceedingly innovative. In this episode of New Matter, Sisi talks more about her research in defining the breadth and specificity of drug response in heterogeneous immune cell populations.  Sisi shares more about her passions, her research, and her primordial early life bioengineering manifesto. 

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February 8, 2021 24 min

Julio Martin , a “playmaker scientist” with over 30 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, shares his vision on better management of scientific organizations and labs. He emphasizes the need to create new patterns of order at the edge of chaos and relationships that are not top down. His blog, Sciengement Lab, is a great space for the exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge in management. Make sure to check ...

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February 1, 2021 15 min

 Advising. Visiting. Troubleshooting. Those are the keywords that describe Constanza Curotto's (Corning) day to day work. She joins Marshall and guest host  Marc Bickle (Max Planck Dresden) to discuss her winding road from Chile all the way to Amsterdam. She decided early on that she wanted to shift from hands on science to the business side of things. Since the forced incubation period that has come out of the current pandemic...

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January 25, 2021 15 min

Dhash Shrivathsa drills down into what they do at Radix Labs. In response to the SLAS challenge he came up with Operating systems for biology labs, we cook software drugs. He talks about how Radix started off with a joke that went too far and evolved into making software for not software people. Learn about their new approach to the tools you already have and the philosophy of software.  His philosophy is that one of the best skill...

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January 18, 2021 19 min

Marshall chats with Mike Tarselli about his birth on a planet far, far away to his rise as Chief Scientific Officer at TetraScience (a SLAS2021 Innovation AveNEW company). Mike discusses his winding journey starting as a pre-med major and eventually careening to his final path - a Ph.D. in Chemistry and the battle scars accumulated from the arduous path to completion. And then hitting the Great Recession! 

Mike shares his thoughts o...

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January 11, 2021 22 min

In this second interview with new SLAS Scientific Director Marshall Brennan, he explores with guest host Karlton Moore (Artel) where he came from before he joined SLAS. Don't skip ahead to the end, but you'll get to hear who Marshall is fanboying over at SLAS. 

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January 4, 2021 22 min

Vicki welcomes Marshall Brennan, the new SLAS Scientific Director. Marshall will be the new host of New Matter, and we get some good insight into what he hopes to achieve at SLAS. 

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December 14, 2020 14 min

Manuela Beil-Peter (Analytik Jena AG) didn't choose her career, it kind of evolved from her first love; languages. Hear how this SLAS board member hopes to help the community connect more and emphasize the journey of science and technology moving forward together. 

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December 11, 2020 13 min

Mel Leveridge (GSK) shares her deep passion for biology and biochemistry with guest host Mario Richter (AbbVie). Listen to her extraordinary experience leading the establishment of a COVID19 testing center at Cambridge UK last year as part of the collaboration between GSK, AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge, and her dedication to delivering science and technology to discover new medicines. Take a page from Mel's book a...

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December 8, 2020 21 min

New SLAS Board Member Jan Lichtenberg join us this week to talk about the importance of communication and more to being successful in science. He walks us through the roller coaster ride that was developing his start up, InSphero, and one of their most exciting movements. What is it like rowing in the same boat as a bigger pharmaceutical company? Listen and find out! 

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November 19, 2020 19 min

Rising SLAS Board Member Jonathan O'Connell is passionate about the future of SLAS.  He talks with guest host Karlton Moore (from Artel) about his career path and how certain choices shaped his future. Hear about his new company, Valo Health, which has just come out of stealth mode and is leveraging compute, AI and data to transform the drug discovery and development process; after all, the beauty of AI is that it can think mul...

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November 16, 2020 15 min

What are the best ways to apply 3D organoid models and get the answers to what you need in the simplest way possible? Hilary Sherman (Corning) can tell you! She and guest host Annika Jenmalm Jensen (Karolinska Institutet) dip into different fields of research and the advantages to always getting to learn something new. Hear how she moved from a career in marine biology to cellular biology and how trying new things can often lead to...

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November 9, 2020 19 min

In this week's episode, guest host Andrew Napper, Vice President, Discovery Sciences at Evotec joins Zack Gurard-Levin Chief Scientific Officer at SAMDI Tech, Inc. Andrew and Zack discuss how high school chemistry sparked his interest in science and his work with SAMDI Tech helping companies solve challenging problems, and opening up avenues for networking and collaboration. Learn about what one of the best decisions of Zack’s ...

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November 2, 2020 13 min

Join special guest host Dr. Colin Cox (King of the Robots) and Dr. Lauren Shields as they discuss what is important to think about in terms of organic team building, how to persevere and focus in the field of science, and the pro-bono COVID projects Benchling is working on. Along the way learn about her start in science at a very young age and her amazing personal growth in the field since, as well how to have fun in the Bay area, ...

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October 26, 2020 19 min

Robots never tire, and neither do we. Learn from Biosero CTO David Dambman about how a passion for software, repeatability, and impact on world health problems - plus side paths in radar and guitar equipment - led him to construct the Green Button Go™ Automation Scheduling Software integration layer atop the company's lab automation. We touch on how to make use of tight lab space, where the Cloud actually lives, and what David ...

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October 19, 2020 21 min

 If being scientifically "bilingual" is important for today's careers, Imran Haque is a master linguist - he speaks data science, immunology, chemistry, and relates it all with a smile and enthusiasm. Join Mike and Imran as they discuss COVID-19 cytokine storms, GIGO, "unshackling" scientists by teaching them scripting languages, and how a cartoon genetics book influenced his amazing career.

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