Editorial Article: 18 top videos on emerging trends in life sciences discovery

From AI to artificial lifeforms, we spotlight the latest research and automation solutions innovating life sciences and drug discovery

18 May 2020

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Enhancing target discovery and accelerating drug development 

Dr. Shushant Jain discusses how reprogramed glutamatergic cortical neurons from Bit Bio can be used to enhance early target discovery and accelerate drug discovery.

Dr. Shushant Jain

Increasing the accuracy of testing for anti-cancer therapeutics

In this video, zPREDICTA CEO and founder, Dr. Julia Kirshner, discusses the benefits of using Tecan's D300e Digital Dispenser for combination treatments in cell cultures to develop laboratory models for more accurate testing of anti-cancer therapeutics.

Julia Kirshner

A new approach for monitoring protein kinases and phosphatases

In this presentation, Carl Peters, from BMG LABTECH, and Erik Schaeffer, from AssayQuant Technologies, Inc., discuss the exciting area of protein kinases as a target class and highlight the microplate reader technology supporting this collaboration.

Carl Peters

Fulfilling the potential of emerging trends in life sciences

David Newble, Managing Director of SPT Labtech, discusses emerging trends and novel techniques in life sciences and drug discovery and how unique technologies and automation solutions from SPT Labtech are set to transform the efficiency of laboratory workflows. From next-generation sequencing (NGS) miniaturization to the expansion of cryo-electron microscopy and the networking of automated biobanking, find out what could soon be changing in and around your lab.

David Newble

Dragonfly dispensing in drug discovery

Merck scientists Tina Minnick and Liudmila Dzhekieva share examples of how the dragonfly discovery liquid handler from SPT Labtech has proved advantageous for a range of drug discovery applications.

Christina Minnick

Design of Experiments (DOE) automation for robust, high-throughput methodology 

In this video, Shama Chilakwad, an EngD candidate at Synthace Ltd., describes how SPT Labtech's dragonfly discovery automated the execution of an experiment that used a Design of Experiments (DOE) framework. 

Shama Chilakwad

Collaboration creating solutions for complex pre-analytical workflows

In this video, Nigel Skinner, Andrew Alliance, and Stephen Calciano, Waters, discuss Waters’ acquisition of Andrew Alliance and how it will lead to an acceleration in the development of solutions for complex analytical workflows across the industry, highlighting the automation of Waters protocols on OneLab software and the Andrew+ pipetting robot

Nigel Skinner & Steven Calciano

The story behind the launch of high-throughput screening at Sygnature Discovery

Denise Swift, senior scientist at Sygnature Discovery, discusses how high-throughput screening (HTS) was established at Sygnature Discovery. HTS was introduced to offer a more comprehensive integrated hit-discovery platform to enhance successful early drug discovery for their clients.

Denise Swift

Working side by side with scientists to devise the best lab products

Chris Waddling, a field application scientist with SPT Labtech, discusses the importance of working closely with customers in order to ensure that the lab products it develops enable scientists to work effectively and get the most accurate data possible.

Chris Waddling

BioAccord LC-MS System announced Best New Product of 2019

Scientists from around the world chose the Waters BioAccord LC-MS System as the Best New Drug Discovery & Development Product of 2019. In this video, Selena Larkin, a Senior Director at Waters Corporation, shares what it means to win this prestigious award, how the system is helping scientists working in biopharmaceuticals, and what to look out for next from Waters.

Selena Larkin

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Melanie Leveridge
Melanie Leveridge, GlaxoSmithKline

Trends in drug discovery: From cellular target engagement technologies to AI disrupting pharmaceutical developments

Melanie Leveridge, SLAS2020 Co-Chair and Head of Screening, Profiling & Mechanistic Biology, GSK, explores the hot drug discovery trends at SLAS2020. Leveridge also predicts the topics that will make an impact at SLAS2021, including omics technology and cell therapy.

The future of morphological profiling databases

Dr. Anne Carpenter, Institute Scientist and Imaging Platform Senior Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, discusses her work on a cell painting assay project, aiming to extract the most information out of microscopy images in order to use this as a signature of how cells are responding to disease and treatments.

AI accelerates drug discovery and development through data mining

Dr. Jackie Hunter, board member of BenevolentAI, explains why artificial intelligence (AI) will be transformational for drug discovery and drug development and how it can enhance diagnosis to rapidly detect cancer and other diseases.

Prof. Lee Cronin
Prof. Lee Cronin, University of

Digitizing chemistry to create artificial lifeforms

Lee Cronin, Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, tells The Scientists’ Channel about the Cronin Group’s far-reaching project exploring the origin of life and its objectives to create artificial lifeforms, discover aliens and work out how to digitize chemistry. 

Microfluidic devices for intracellular delivery

In this video, Dr. Aram Chung, associate professor at Korea University, discusses his team's groundbreaking work creating microscale fluid-flow solutions for biologists and physicians, especially those involved in cancer immunotherapy. 

Microbiological analysis systems for the identification of bacteria

Prof. Pak Kin Wong, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Surgery at the Pennsylvania State University, describes his current work developing comprehensive microbiology analysis systems designed to provide rapid pathogen identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing within samples. 

Prof. Kevin Eggan

Prof. Kevin Eggan, Harvard Stem Cell 

Stem cell research: Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of psychiatric conditions

Prof. Kevin Eggan, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, reveals how new experiments are elucidating the genetic, cellular and molecular mechanisms in psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia. Hear about the latest trends in stem cell technologies and how these are starting to be translated to new therapeutics and cures for diseases.

Biofabrication of human tissue for the development of personalized medicine and regeneration of organs

Dr. Shrike Zhang, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School & Associate Bioengineer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses his research on biofabrication of human tissues. Zhang describes how the bioprinters used in this work are developed by extrusion and layer-by-layer techniques, in order to provide engineered tissue for the structural regeneration of tissues for patients with disease and for the provision of models for drug testing.

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