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May 23, 2011: Laboratory Automation for Materials and Chemistry

“High Throughput
Methods for Development of Functional Biomaterials”
Dr. Joachim Kohn, Ph.D.,

Board of Governors Professor
of Chemistry, Rutgers University; Director, NJ Center for Biomaterials
 (presentation not available)

Discussion: “Setup and Operation of a High Throughput Chemical

Moderator: Dr. James Cawse,
Cawse and Effect LLC, Pittsfield MA; Panelists: K.F. Brandstadt, Dow
Corning Corporation, Midland MI; Anne Lapointe, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY; Hubert Lam, General Electric Global Research, Niskayuna, NY;

Dr. Paul Isbester, Albany Molecular Research, Albany, NY.

April 26, 2011: Advances in MicroRobotics

Manipulation and Characterization of Biological Cells:  MEMS and
Micro-Nanorobotics Approaches”
Dr. Yu Sun, Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Engineering Systems
Advance Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory, Dept. of Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical
Engineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of
Toronto, Toronto, CA
 (presentation not available)

NanoRobotics for Targeted Cancer Therapies”
Dr. Sylvain Martel, Canada Research Chair in Micro/Nanosystem
Development, Construction and Validation, Professor and Director,
NanoRobotics Laboratory, Department of Computer and Software
Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de
Montreal, QC, Canada
 (presentation not available)

October 27, 2010: Unconventional High-Throughput Applications

“Use of 3D Free
Form Fabrication for Design of Living Tissues”
Dr. Pankaj Karande, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

(presentation not available)

“Evolution of a
Robot Scientist”
Dr. Seth Cohen Ph.D., Senior Director Microfluidics Applications,
Caliper Life Sciences,

(presentation not available)

November 9, 2009: High-Throughput Core Operations

“Setting up an
HTS Laba in Academia: The Sloan-Kettering Experience”
Dr. Hakim Djaballah,
Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  In coordination
with the Northeast Regional Life Sciences Core Directors (NERLSCD) 2009
Meeting, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY –

(presentation not available)

April 20, 2009: Advances in Microfluidics

Microfluidics for Research and Development”
Dr. Nathanial C. Cady,
Assistant Professor, Nanobiosciences, College of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering, Albany, NY

Throughput Nucleic Acid and Protein Analysis using Microfluidic
Dr. Abbie L. Esterman, Ph.D., Senior Application Scientist, Caliper Life

(presentation not available)

“Redesigning the
Biological Activities of Heparan Sulfate on a Digital Microfluidic Chip”
Mr. Jeffrey Martin, Doctoral Candidate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

(presentation not available)

November 19, 2008: Automated Cell Culturing

Systems Automated Cell Culture and Integration into High Throughput Screening
and Protein Purification Systems”
, Daniel Rines,
Research Investigator, Genomics Institute of
the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), San Diego, CA

Approaches to Automating High Content Analysis Using Live Cells”
David W. Andrews
PhD, Professor, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Canada Research Chair
in Membrane Biogenesis, McMaster University, Hamilton, ONT

“A Fully
Automated Workflow Integrating Data Driven Cell Culture and Imaging for
Monoclonal Antibody Development Using Velocity 11’s BioCel Systems”,

Williams, Director of Applications, Velocity 11, Santa Clara, CA
(presentation not

“Of Cells and
Automation: A Perspective on Harnessing Cell Dynamics in the Automated HTS

Christopher Hogan, Scientist, Lead Discovery, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical
Research, Inc.,
Cambridge, MA 02139
(presentation not

June 25, 2008: Applications and Advances in Automation for

“Streamlining Forensics”, Danielle J.
Brownell, Forensic Scientist III (DNA), New York State Police Forensic
Investigation Center
(presentation not

“Automated DNA Extraction
Using the QuickGene-810 Platform”
Elizabeth Collins, Forensic
Identification and Profiling

“Applying Lean
Principles to the Forensic Laboratory”
, Todd Failing, Lean
Implementation Specialist, Centrex Clinical Labs Corp.


A Low-Cost, Commodity Based Law Enforcement Robotic Platform for Barricaded
Gunman and Hostage Scenarios”
, Berg, Bowen, Gressick, Lavin, Myer,
Raggio, Saulnier, Saunders, Soprano, Sullivan

“Digital Microfluidics – Automated Synthesis of Heparin”, Martin, Gupta,
Gressick, Xu, Liu, Akella, Dordick, Linhardt

(poster not available)

November 5, 2007: The Future of Genomics: How the X PRIZE
will Revolutionize Sequencing

Will it Take to Sequence The Human Genome Error-Free, In Minutes, For Pennies?
Dr. Sadeg M. Faris and Dr. James N. Eakin, Reveo, Inc.

Archon Genomics X PRIZE for Genomics: Ushering in a New Era of Personalized
Medicine, Through Competition
, Mr. Marc Hodosh, Senior Director of the
Archon X PRIZE for Genomics

“Technology Advances for DNA Sequencing – A Perspective from the University
Core Lab”
, Dr. Peter Schweitzer, Director of the Cornell DNA Sequencing and
Genotyping Laboratory

June 25, 2007: Albany Area Laboratory Automation Review and

Discovery and Development: Applications of Robotics and High-Throughput

Brian T. Gregg, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Medicinal Chemistry, AMRI

“Center for Biotechnology
and Interdisciplinary Studies”
Robert J. Linhardt, Constellation Chair,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

“Applied Robotics”

“Center for
Functional Genomics (CFG)”
, J
ohn Tine, Ph.D., Director, Molecular
Genetics Laboratory

“Science in the Pursuit of Health”
Carmen Mannella, Wadsworth Center,
NYS Department of Health

“NYSP Forensic Investigation Center”, Danielle J. Brownell, Forensic
Scientist III (DNA), NYSP Forensic Investigation Center

(presentation not available)

“8 Years of HTS Research at GE”, Dr. Donald Wisenhunt Jr., Manager,
Combinatorial Chemistry Lab
not available)

“Laboratory Automation
at Taconic’s Molecular Analysis Laboratory”
, Stephen Festin, Ph.D., Senior
Manager Molecular Analysis Services, Taconic Labs

(presentation not available)

November 10, 2006: Northeast Regional Life Science Core
Directors Meeting

“An Introduction to
the Upstate New York LRIG”

Glenn Saunders, Center for
Automation Technologies and Systems

(Presentation) (Poster)

October 26, 2006:  Laboratory Automation Technologies
and Practices: An Overview

“Laboratory Automation Strategies”
, W. Steven
Fillers, Ph.D., VP CSO TekCel LLC, Hopkinton, MA USA

“Automated Analysis of Edible Oils and Lubricants by FTIR Spectroscopy –
Problems and Solutions”
, F.R. van de
Voort, McGill IR Group, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

“High Throughput Crystallization System Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb”
, Dr. Anne I.
Song, Senior Research Investigator I, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ

“Microarray Biochips for High-Throughput Drug Screening”
, Moo-Yeal
Lee, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Solidus Bioscience Inc., Troy, NY USA

Upstate New York LRIG, Inc.

C/O: Center for Automation
Technologies and Systems

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

CII 8015

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180

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