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Call for Abstracts Now Live!

The SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts is now live. Please respond to be considered for a spot on the SLAS218 Podium Program or in the Poster Gallery in San Diego next February. Learn more about the benefits of presenting at SLAS2018. The SLAS2018 scientific program features ten educational tracks, including three making their debut in 2018: Biologics Discovery, Chemical Biology and High-Definition Biotechnology. The deadline for podium abstracts is Monday, August 7. See more information on the For Presenters section of this site. Access the SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts here.


SLAS returns to San Diego in 2018

Mark your calendar to attend SLAS2018, the flagship SLAS international Conference & Exhibition, February 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. Short Courses take place Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 3-4, with the Exhibition and Conference running Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-7. Attendee registration opens in September 2017.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

SLAS2018 delivers a host of valuable exhibit and sponsorship opportunities to life sciences discovery and technology solution providers.  See more information and key contacts on the For Exhibitors section of this site. 


SLAS2017 Recap

Watch the video below to get a sense of the excitement and community spirit so plentiful at SLAS2017, which took place Feb. 4-8 in Washington, DC. For more details, visit

Keynote Speakers

Benjamin F. Cravatt
Benjamin F. Cravatt will deliver the SLAS2018 opening keynote address on Monday, Feb 5. Dr. Cravatt is a Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute. His research group is interested in understanding the roles that enzymes play in physiological and pathological processes, especially as pertains to the nervous system and cancer.
Marc Abrahams
Marc Abrahams will deliver the SLAS2018 closing keynote on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Marc writes about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK. Marc founded Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in 1991, and serves as its Master of Ceremonies. He co-founded and edits the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), hosts the Improbable Research weekly podcast (distributed by CBS), and wrote This is Improbable, The Ig Nobel Prizes, and other books. He edits and writes much of the web site and blog, and the monthly newsletter mini-AIR.