Assay Guidance Manual (AGM) Workshop Agenda - February 2015

February 6, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

9800 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Introduction and Overview of the Assay Guidance Manual
Sitta Sittampalam, Ph.D., NCATS, NIH

9:30 – 10:50 a.m.: Developing a Robust Cellular and Biochemical Assay
Lisa Minor, Ph.D., In Vitro Strategies, LLC

10:50 – 11:30 a.m.: Cell-based Assays
Terry Riss, Ph.D., Promega Corporation

11:30 – 12:20 p.m.: Tour of the NCATS Facility

12:20 – 1:40 p.m.: Lunch on Own

1:40 – 2:20 p.m.: Common Sources of Assay Artifacts
Douglas Auld, Ph.D., Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

2:20 – 3:00 p.m.: Statistics and Data Analysis
Thomas D.Y. Chung, Ph.D., Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Small Group Discussions - Participants will be assigned to one of five small groups, based on their individual interests. Each group will include one of the workshop speakers. This section will allow participants an opportunity to receive practical feedback and advice to accelerate their own research. 

Acknowledgements: Chris Austin, Charles ‘Pepper’ Bonney, Nicholas Gelardi, Sandy Ismail, Cindy McConnell, Anton Simeonov, Geoff Spencer, and Adam Yasgar