SLAS Poster winners SanDiego 2014

Kris Wilson, Ph.D., a student at the University of Edinburgh, is a two-time winner !

Kris’s poster entry first was awarded at the European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group’s (ELRIG) Drug Discovery 2013 conference, held in Manchester, UK, in collaboration with SLAS. Her poster earned her the SLAS Young Scientist Award there, which came with a trip to SLAS2014. “To then be shortlisted and win the poster prize at SLAS was a shock since I was very pleased just to attend as a delegate,” says Wilson. Her entry, “A Novel High Throughput Drug Screening Technique Targeting Human Kynurenine 3-Monooxygenase (KMO),” illustrates one of several novel techniques for targeting the human KMO enzyme developed during her Ph.D. studies.

“I received excellent feedback both during the presentation and since coming home,” she says.

The SLAS Student Poster Competition is a launching pad for the work of the next generation of scientists. The $500-per-winner cash award recognizes the top three entries of innovative research submitted by students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty. In addition, winners are encouraged to submit their work for fast track publication consideration in one of two SLAS peer-reviewed publications, the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) and the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA). With so many opportunities open to them now, SLAS2014 award recipients enthusiastically encourage others to enter next year’s competition.

Read the full story on SLAS’s website HERE

You can also listen to a podcast interview with Kris on SLAS’s “The Labman”.

SLAS will again be sponsoring the Student Poster Prize at Drug Discovery’14 in Manchester this September. Submit your poster abstract HERE.

Pictured : Garrett Mosley, Timothy Ruckh and Kris Wilson — winners of the SLAS2014 Student Poster Competition in San Diego.