SLAS2017 Short Courses

Introduction to Laboratory Automation

This course presents a broad introduction to laboratory automation in the R&D laboratory environment (i.e. non-clinical). A general understanding of a laboratory environment is helpful.

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Steven D. Hamilton

Steven Hamilton received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University in 1983. He has created and led laboratory automation and informatics teams at Eli Lilly and Amgen and also worked in the technology providing sector with Scitec Inc and Hewlett Packard. Currently he is the Director of Education for SLAS.

Steve was honored with the 1986 Pioneer In Laboratory Robotics Award, 1992 Scitec/TNO award and the 1999 ALA Achievement Award. He has served on the ALA Board of Directors, the Editorial Boards of Laboratory Robotics and Automation and the Journal of the Association of Laboratory Automation. He is the author or co-author of over 60 papers and abstracts. Together with his colleagues he has annually taught short courses on laboratory automation since 1993.

James M. Gill, II
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Jay Gill leads visual analytics support and contributes to Scientific Search and analytics at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Jay has more that 25 years experience developing scientifically oriented hardware and software solutions primarily for early drug discovery. Jay began his career as a neurobiologist studying signal transduction and coding in the central nervous system, focusing on the sense of taste.