Guest speakers will share their expertise/experience integrating GNF equipment in their current automation environment and custom platforms. Following the presentations, we will close the session with a panel discussion including fellow GNF Systems users and automation engineers from across the country. Please RSVP with Salvatore Fanale (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your spot today!
(Please note, boxed lunch will be provided.)
"Recent Developments from GNF Systems"
Salvatore G. Fanale
Business Development Manager, GNF Systems
"Many-to-One: Assay Flexibility in a Small Footprint"
Carlo van Staden
Sr. Scientist, Amgen
"Custom Instrument Integration Enabling Rapid Development of Automated Workflows"
Lead Automation Engineer, Merck
Carlo joined the HTS/Molecular Pharmacology department at Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA 18 years ago as a biologist and used fully-automated screening platforms and stand-alone work stations to perform small molecule HTS. Over the years, the department has changed names multiple times, the automation pendulum has swung back-and-forth, and 5 years engaged in automated mass spectrometry with the Agilent RapidFire, but the job remained the same. A few years ago, Amgen entered the 1,536-well screening world with a fully-automated, robotic platform from GNF. Carlo is the biologist operator of the platform who complements the engineer operator to deliver confirmed hits to the project teams.
Automation Engineering Lead
Jason received his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. He has a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. Hired at Merck in 1999, he has been developing, designing, and using instrumentation and systems to perform High Throughput Screening Assays. He holds 2 US patents.
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