Keynote Speakers

SLAS2013 Keynote Speakers Illustrate the Inspiring Potential of Laboratory Science and Technology

SLAS2013 offers an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, all of whom will use direct experience and examples to showcase the importance of laboratory science and technology. Speakers include a pioneer in the potential clinical applications of circulating tumor cells, a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and an Emmy-award winning television journalist detailing his personal medical journey. Each one will deliver a thought-provoking and insightful keynote address. Plan to make room in your schedule for what are sure to be heavily attended events.

All three of these keynote presentations are currently available on demand, for free at www.SLAS.org/ondemand. SLAS thanks these presenters for generously allowing their presentations to be shared in this manner.

Mehmet Toner, Ph.D.
Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery (Biomedical Engineering), and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of the Circulating Tumor Cell Microchip

Mehmet Toner, Ph.D. is the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Scheduled for Monday, January 14, Dr. Toner's presentation, "Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of the Circulating Tumor Cell Microchip," shares his integrated strategy to simultaneously advance the engineering and microfluidics of CTC-Chip development, the biology of these rare cells and the potential clinical applications of circulating tumor cells.

Sir Harold Kroto, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Florida State University
1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Science and Society in the 21st Century

Sir Harold "Harry" Kroto, Ph.D. is a Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, where he is carrying out research in nanoscience and cluster chemistry. In 1996, Dr. Kroto was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, an honor that resulted from his 1985 laboratory experiments that uncovered the existence of C60 Buckminsterfullerene, a new form of carbon. To be presented on Tuesday, January 15, Dr. Kroto discusses "Science and Society in the 21st Century."

Charles Sabine
Emmy-Award Winning Television Journalist

The Pursuit of Hope and Dignity: Why Every Link in the Medical Chain Matters

Charles Sabine is an Emmy-award-winning television journalist who witnessed wars and revolutions as a correspondent for NBC News. Today, he is a spokesperson for patients — and their families—suffering from neurodegenerative disease. At SLAS2013, Mr. Sabine shares the importance of work that occurs within laboratories and the need for scientists to realize how any research is valued by patients and their families. His presentation, "The Pursuit of Hope and Dignity: Why Every Link in the Medical Chain Matters," is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16.