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March 2018

​April 2018


Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening and Lead Discovery

March 26-27, 2018

March 26
William F. Bolger Center
9600 Newbridge Drive
Potomac, Maryland 20854

March 27
9800 Medical Center Drive
Building B, 3rd Floor Boardroom
Rockville, Maryland 20850

NCATS is supporting this two-day workshop that will cover a broad range of critical concepts underlying assay development for high-throughput screening and lead discovery projects, along with hands-on data analysis training. This workshop, which will feature presentations by several NCATS staff members and scientists from pharmaceutical companies, is designed to disseminate critical information about the implementation of robust assay methods and is particularly relevant for researchers developing bioassays for the discovery of drugs or chemical probes. Many of the workshop instructors have 20 to 30 years of experience in the field of drug discovery.

Along with the Assay Guidance Manual, this workshop will be a valuable resource for academic, industrial and government laboratory scientists who are developing test methods for low- or high-throughput screening that are amenable to automation using appropriate statistical and operational concepts. It will also be beneficial to early career researchers and experienced investigators who wish to learn about the latest assay concepts for high-throughput screening and lead optimization.

Registration is free and available on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to register no later than March 19, 2018.

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Organs- and Tissues-on-Chips Conference

April 8-12, 2018
Big Sky Resort
50 Big Sky Resort Road
Big Sky, MT 59716

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D., and Associate Director for Special Initiatives Danilo A. Tagle, Ph.D., M.S., will discuss the Center’s Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program during Keystone Symposia’s Organs- and Tissues-on-Chips Conference on April 8-12, 2018. Sponsored by AstraZeneca, this conference will cover ongoing efforts and various applications of tissue-on-chips technology to studies in precision medicine, environmental exposures, reproduction and development, and cancer and for use at the International Space Station.

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