FLAT East 2024 Seminars

7:30AM - 7:50AM

Registration and Networking

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Automating Life Science Workflows: Overcoming Data Integration Challenges for Advanced Research and Progressive Scientific Innovation

• Defining why: Enhanced collaboration, accelerated scientific progress and optimized resource utilization
• Exploring the realities of liberating data from across different instruments, platforms, and sources within the lab
• Harmonizing data pipelines: Creating robust frameworks to minimize bottlenecks when handling big data
• FAIR data principles: Best-practice standards and protocols for scientific data collection, storage, and annotation

Speaker

  • Ilja Kusters Associate Director, Assay Automation & Qualification - Generate Biomedicines
8:30AM - 9:00AM

Artificial Intelligence and Personalized Medicine: Examining Potential Use-Cases and Real-World Applications for AI & ML Within Life Science Labs

• Reviewing the history, direction, and aspirations for developing a vision-based AI system
• Creating the optimal conditions AI needs for success whilst navigating infrastructure, planning and scale-up challenges
• Driving maximum results with minimal resources: Addressing issues with data quality and quantity limitations
• Keeping the promise: Demonstrating incremental progress and designing next steps for continued innovation

Speaker

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Achieving Lab Digitization at Scale through Reusable Patterns

• Identifying reusable patterns for optimal instrument integration and data management
• Transitioning from one-off implementations through to more scalable approaches
• Managing digital capabilities as a product to align efforts, goals and stakeholder ownership
• Maximizing the value of data through effective governance and improved metadata management
• Leveraging data and communication standards as an accelerator to streamline processes and interoperability

Speaker

9:30AM - 10:00AM

Cutting Edge and Adaptable: Balancing Lab Flexibility and Evolving Research Needs when Integrating Automation and Robotics

10:00AM - 10:50AM

QUICKFIRE TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS

This session provides an additional opportunity to meet with our product and solution providers in the exhibition hall to learn more about the products, technology, and services that have been developed to solve your unique challenges. The technology demonstrations will last approximately 8 minutes on four cycles with the opportunity to ask questions immediately afterwards over the refreshment break.
Hear from leading technology leaders specialising in remote monitoring & engagement tools, wearables, data & analytics software, AI/ ML and many more.
10:50AM - 11:30AM

NETWORKING BREAK & EXHIBITION

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Generative AI, NLP & LLM’s: Harnessing Voice and Language Processing Technology for Improved Lab Efficiency and Streamlined Workloads

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Overcoming Lab Automation Barriers: Proactively Addressing Resource, Stakeholder and Technology Challenges for Improved Success

Speaker

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Process, Experiment and Data Orchestration: Exploring Challenges, Needs and Applications of Lab Orchestration across Life Science Domains

Speaker

  • Erik Snow, CellinoErik Snow Principal Automation Engineer - Cellino
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Simplifying Laboratory Robotics: Innovating Workflows for Complex Sample Preparations

Speakers

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Synergizing Science with Technology: Bridging the Gap Between Scientists and Engineers when Embarking on Lab Automation Initiatives

Speaker

  • Ilja Kusters Associate Director, Assay Automation & Qualification - Generate Biomedicines
12:30PM - 1:00PM

Elevating Scientific Workforces: Deriving Maximum Value from Lab Digitalization Initiatives

• Preparing stakeholders for change, cultivating early adopters and developing in-house capabilities to embrace digital transformation at pace and scale
• Integrating lab technology that maximize the potential of scientific workforces
• Leveraging intelligent automation and advanced robotic systems to streamline liquid handling, sample management, storage and preparation
• Combining technology with human-in-the-loop: How RPA and AI can reduce repetitive laboratory tasks, enabling better decision-making and optimal scientific
resource utilization

1:00PM - 2:00PM

NETWORKING LUNCH & EXHIBITION

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Version Control and Lab Automation: Enhancing Scientific Reproducibility, Traceability, and Collaboration with Robust Systems

• Importance of version control systems (VCS) for enhancing efficiency, precision and reproducibility across lab workflows
• How we approached designing a robust, user-friendly VCS capable of managing complex and ever-evolving scientific processes
• Overcoming challenges in development and implementation: Handling resistance to change, technical obstacles, and data security assurance
• Future possibilities: How integrating AI and ML into VCS can further push the boundaries of lab automation

Speaker

2:30PM - 3:00PM

NETWORKING BREAK & EXHIBITION

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Accelerating In-House Lab Innovation: Developing Capabilities to Manage Alignment between Evolving Technology, Partner, and Stakeholder Objectives

Speaker

  • Charles Warren Associate Director, Head of Automation & Applied Engineering - FL85 (Flagship Pioneering)
3:00PM - 4:00PM

Cloud Computing & Data Management: Strategies and Platforms for Enabling Secure, Centralized Data Storage, Processing, and Interaction

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Navigating Lab Automation’s Evolution: From Grassroots to Advanced Technology Establishing Pace and Metrics for Continued Progress

Speaker

  • Matt Humes , BEAM TherapeuticsMatt Humes Director, Head of Lab Automation - Beam Therapeutics
3:00PM - 4:00PM

Optimizing Quality Control and Assurance: Leveraging Data-Science and Visualization Tools for Real-Time Process Monitoring

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Seamless Science-IT Collaboration: Cultivating Open, Transparent and Productive Partnerships for Streamlined Digital Transition

Speaker

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Cost Effective Lab Automation: Navigating Investment, Budget Considerations and Suitable Opportunities to Achieve ROI

Speaker

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Deciphering our Scientific Data: Exploring Effective Data Digitalization Strategies that Make Sense and Deliver Value

Speaker

  • Casey Fowler Senior Scientist, Laboratory Automation Lead - Cellarity
4:00PM - 5:00PM

Future-Proof & User-Centric: Designing Flexible Automation Systems with Intuitive User Interfaces that Meet Evolving Needs

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Legacy Systems and Infrastructure: Best-Practice for Simplifying the Integration and Migration of Data and Workflows across Lab Systems

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Transformative Power of Diversity, Inclusion and Equality: Importance of Empowering Women across Life science, Engineering, and Automation

Speaker

  • Olga Seltser Head of Automation/ VP Automation - Sail Biomedicines / Harbinger Health
5:00PM - 5:45PM

Panel Discussion: Optimizing Life Science Labs, Workflows & Workforces with Disruptive Technology: Embracing the Digital Future of Scientific Discovery, Research and Development

The pursuit for digitally optimized workflows, reduced costs, accelerated timelines, and increased collaboration across life science labs is driving organizations to
embrace automation, robotics, and disruptive technology at pace and scale, in a concerted effort to bring high quality, ground-breaking medicines and treatments
to patients faster.

Panelists will discuss the status quo, common challenges faced, and best practice strategies for driving continued lab innovation which supports our scientific workforces
and meets our ambitions for optimal scientific outcomes.

• Strategic Lab Automation: Identifying suitable technology and partners that meet our growing need for accelerated, streamlined and optimized scientific
processes
• How will digital disruption reshape our evolving scientific workforces and influence our overall journey towards labs of the future?
• Delivering ROI with cost-effective lab automation: How should we refine our strategies and capabilities to deliver lab innovation that’s scalable, flexible and
within budget?
• Cultivating a collective and cohesive effort: How should we encourage stakeholders, industry collaborators and solutions providers to pool resources and
knowledge to accelerate the transformational journey
• Next phase of scientific innovation: What do we envisage as our labs of the future, and how will emerging technology further support continued scientific
innovation?

Speakers

5:45PM - 5:50PM

CLOSING REMARKS & END OF CONFERENCE

5:50PM - 7:00PM

Drinks Reception

7:30AM - 7:50AM

Registration and Networking

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Automating Life Science Workflows: Overcoming Data Integration Challenges for Advanced Research and Progressive Scientific Innovation

• Defining why: Enhanced collaboration, accelerated scientific progress and optimized resource utilization
• Exploring the realities of liberating data from across different instruments, platforms, and sources within the lab
• Harmonizing data pipelines: Creating robust frameworks to minimize bottlenecks when handling big data
• FAIR data principles: Best-practice standards and protocols for scientific data collection, storage, and annotation

Speaker

  • Ilja Kusters Associate Director, Assay Automation & Qualification - Generate Biomedicines
8:30AM - 9:00AM

Artificial Intelligence and Personalized Medicine: Examining Potential Use-Cases and Real-World Applications for AI & ML Within Life Science Labs

• Reviewing the history, direction, and aspirations for developing a vision-based AI system
• Creating the optimal conditions AI needs for success whilst navigating infrastructure, planning and scale-up challenges
• Driving maximum results with minimal resources: Addressing issues with data quality and quantity limitations
• Keeping the promise: Demonstrating incremental progress and designing next steps for continued innovation

Speaker

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Achieving Lab Digitization at Scale through Reusable Patterns

• Identifying reusable patterns for optimal instrument integration and data management
• Transitioning from one-off implementations through to more scalable approaches
• Managing digital capabilities as a product to align efforts, goals and stakeholder ownership
• Maximizing the value of data through effective governance and improved metadata management
• Leveraging data and communication standards as an accelerator to streamline processes and interoperability

Speaker

9:30AM - 10:00AM

Cutting Edge and Adaptable: Balancing Lab Flexibility and Evolving Research Needs when Integrating Automation and Robotics

10:00AM - 10:50AM

QUICKFIRE TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS

This session provides an additional opportunity to meet with our product and solution providers in the exhibition hall to learn more about the products, technology, and services that have been developed to solve your unique challenges. The technology demonstrations will last approximately 8 minutes on four cycles with the opportunity to ask questions immediately afterwards over the refreshment break.
Hear from leading technology leaders specialising in remote monitoring & engagement tools, wearables, data & analytics software, AI/ ML and many more.
10:50AM - 11:30AM

NETWORKING BREAK & EXHIBITION

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Generative AI, NLP & LLM’s: Harnessing Voice and Language Processing Technology for Improved Lab Efficiency and Streamlined Workloads

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Overcoming Lab Automation Barriers: Proactively Addressing Resource, Stakeholder and Technology Challenges for Improved Success

Speaker

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Process, Experiment and Data Orchestration: Exploring Challenges, Needs and Applications of Lab Orchestration across Life Science Domains

Speaker

  • Erik Snow, CellinoErik Snow Principal Automation Engineer - Cellino
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Simplifying Laboratory Robotics: Innovating Workflows for Complex Sample Preparations

Speakers

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Synergizing Science with Technology: Bridging the Gap Between Scientists and Engineers when Embarking on Lab Automation Initiatives

Speaker

  • Ilja Kusters Associate Director, Assay Automation & Qualification - Generate Biomedicines
12:30PM - 1:00PM

Elevating Scientific Workforces: Deriving Maximum Value from Lab Digitalization Initiatives

• Preparing stakeholders for change, cultivating early adopters and developing in-house capabilities to embrace digital transformation at pace and scale
• Integrating lab technology that maximize the potential of scientific workforces
• Leveraging intelligent automation and advanced robotic systems to streamline liquid handling, sample management, storage and preparation
• Combining technology with human-in-the-loop: How RPA and AI can reduce repetitive laboratory tasks, enabling better decision-making and optimal scientific
resource utilization

1:00PM - 2:00PM

NETWORKING LUNCH & EXHIBITION

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Version Control and Lab Automation: Enhancing Scientific Reproducibility, Traceability, and Collaboration with Robust Systems

• Importance of version control systems (VCS) for enhancing efficiency, precision and reproducibility across lab workflows
• How we approached designing a robust, user-friendly VCS capable of managing complex and ever-evolving scientific processes
• Overcoming challenges in development and implementation: Handling resistance to change, technical obstacles, and data security assurance
• Future possibilities: How integrating AI and ML into VCS can further push the boundaries of lab automation

Speaker

2:30PM - 3:00PM

NETWORKING BREAK & EXHIBITION

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Accelerating In-House Lab Innovation: Developing Capabilities to Manage Alignment between Evolving Technology, Partner, and Stakeholder Objectives

Speaker

  • Charles Warren Associate Director, Head of Automation & Applied Engineering - FL85 (Flagship Pioneering)
3:00PM - 4:00PM

Cloud Computing & Data Management: Strategies and Platforms for Enabling Secure, Centralized Data Storage, Processing, and Interaction

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Navigating Lab Automation’s Evolution: From Grassroots to Advanced Technology Establishing Pace and Metrics for Continued Progress

Speaker

  • Matt Humes , BEAM TherapeuticsMatt Humes Director, Head of Lab Automation - Beam Therapeutics
3:00PM - 4:00PM

Optimizing Quality Control and Assurance: Leveraging Data-Science and Visualization Tools for Real-Time Process Monitoring

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Seamless Science-IT Collaboration: Cultivating Open, Transparent and Productive Partnerships for Streamlined Digital Transition

Speaker

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Cost Effective Lab Automation: Navigating Investment, Budget Considerations and Suitable Opportunities to Achieve ROI

Speaker

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Deciphering our Scientific Data: Exploring Effective Data Digitalization Strategies that Make Sense and Deliver Value

Speaker

  • Casey Fowler Senior Scientist, Laboratory Automation Lead - Cellarity
4:00PM - 5:00PM

Future-Proof & User-Centric: Designing Flexible Automation Systems with Intuitive User Interfaces that Meet Evolving Needs

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Legacy Systems and Infrastructure: Best-Practice for Simplifying the Integration and Migration of Data and Workflows across Lab Systems

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Transformative Power of Diversity, Inclusion and Equality: Importance of Empowering Women across Life science, Engineering, and Automation

Speaker

  • Olga Seltser Head of Automation/ VP Automation - Sail Biomedicines / Harbinger Health
5:00PM - 5:45PM

Panel Discussion: Optimizing Life Science Labs, Workflows & Workforces with Disruptive Technology: Embracing the Digital Future of Scientific Discovery, Research and Development

The pursuit for digitally optimized workflows, reduced costs, accelerated timelines, and increased collaboration across life science labs is driving organizations to
embrace automation, robotics, and disruptive technology at pace and scale, in a concerted effort to bring high quality, ground-breaking medicines and treatments
to patients faster.

Panelists will discuss the status quo, common challenges faced, and best practice strategies for driving continued lab innovation which supports our scientific workforces
and meets our ambitions for optimal scientific outcomes.

• Strategic Lab Automation: Identifying suitable technology and partners that meet our growing need for accelerated, streamlined and optimized scientific
processes
• How will digital disruption reshape our evolving scientific workforces and influence our overall journey towards labs of the future?
• Delivering ROI with cost-effective lab automation: How should we refine our strategies and capabilities to deliver lab innovation that’s scalable, flexible and
within budget?
• Cultivating a collective and cohesive effort: How should we encourage stakeholders, industry collaborators and solutions providers to pool resources and
knowledge to accelerate the transformational journey
• Next phase of scientific innovation: What do we envisage as our labs of the future, and how will emerging technology further support continued scientific
innovation?

Speakers

5:45PM - 5:50PM

CLOSING REMARKS & END OF CONFERENCE

5:50PM - 7:00PM

Drinks Reception