SLAS Young Scientist Awardees

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On this page, we feature select posters of the winners of the SLAS Young Scientists Awards, presented at numerous partner conferences around the world. Undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral students from around the world competed for these prestigious SLAS awards by authoring poster presentations that received top honors at 2012 events presented by allied scientific organizations, including the Institute of Food Technologists (United States), European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (U.K.) and MipTec (Switzerland).


The Prize

Winners receive a $500 cash prize, roundtrip airfare to the annual SLAS conference, shared hotel accommodations and full conference registration.

2014 Winners

SLAS2014, San Diego, CA, USA

Timothy Ruckh, Ph.D
Northeastern University
Ultra-small and Ratiometric Nanosensors for Dynamic Potassium Imaging

Kris Wilson
University of Edinburgh
A Novel High Throughput Drug Screening Technique Targeting Human Kynurenine 3-Monooxygenase

Garrett Mosley
Layer-by-Layer Chitosan-Alginate Coating of Polymeric Nanoparticles for Colon Specific Drug Delivery

2013 Winners

MipTec, Basel, Switzerland

Eyram Adjogatse
University College London
Multiple drug design strategies for the discovery of new treatments for human African trypanosomiasis

SLAS2013, Orlando, FL, USA

Kamran Honarnejad, M.Sc
Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt in Munich, Germany
Development and Implementation of a High-throughput FRET-based Calcium Imaging Assay for Alzheimer's Disease Drug Screening

Michael T. Jacobs
University of Texas at Dallas
A Novel Nanotexturing Approach for Enhanced Biomarker Detection

Yang Wu, PhD University of New Mexico
Discovery of Regulators of Receptor Internalization by High Throughput Flow Cytometry

2012 Winners

MipTec, Basel, Switzerland

Alexander Daschner and Kamran Honarnejad
German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt in Munich, Germany
A Novel Multifactorial Drug Candidate for Alzheimer's Disease: High-Throughput Screening, Identification and Efficacy Characterization

ELRIG Drug Discovery, Manchester, UK

Aurore LeJuene
Molecular Pharmacology Department, Cancer Research Technology Development Laboratory, at Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London, England
A Novel Cell-Based Screening Approach for the Identification of FOXA 1 Pathway Inhibitors for the Treatment of Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancer

Institute of Food Technologists

Lin Lu
Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, HI
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopic Technique with a Functionalized Microwire Sensor for Rapid Detection of Foodborne Pathogens

SLAS2012, San Jose, CA, USA

First Place
Kaston Leung, Hans Zahn, Tim Leaver, Carl Hansen
University of British Columbia
A Programmable Droplet-Based Microfluidic Reaction Array Applied To Genetic Analysis of Single Cells

Second Place
Alexander Price, Brian Paegel
The Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute ROBOTS: Rapid On-Bead Oligomer-Target Screening

Third Place
Janna Hutz, Thomas Nelson, Hua Wu, Savina Jaeger, Douglas Selinger
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
The Perturbation Score: A Single Metric to Measure Similarity and Activity of Treatments in High-Throughput Multidimensional Screens