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Applications Now Being Accepted for SBS 17th Annual Conference & Exhibition Academic Travel Awards

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society for Biomolecular Sciences, now officially the Biomolecular Sciences Section of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), invites students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty to apply for an SLAS Academic Travel Award to be used for the SBS 17th Annual Conference & Exhibition, March 27-31, 2011, in Orlando, FL, USA.

Applicants must be the primary author of a submitted abstract, and if selected, must present their research as part of a special poster session at the conference. A complete list of required application materials can be found at

"SBS 2011 provides a place for students in the scientific disciplines to learn from industry leaders, enhance their skills and understanding of drug discovery and screening, and explore their options beyond graduation," says Michelle Palmer, SLAS President. "We are pleased to support students in our community by presenting them with new opportunities, like the SLAS Academic Travel Awards program, that will allow them to participate in SBS 2011 and enrich their knowledge and experiences in the field."

Award applications are reviewed by members of the SLAS Academic Travel Award Working Group and are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: quality of the abstract, relevance of the research to SBS 2011, statement of value of the conference and qualifications of the applicant. Award recipients will receive coach airfare booked through the official SLAS travel agent (or mileage reimbursement in lieu of airfare), full conference registration and shared accommodations at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, provided by the SLAS housing office.

Focusing on drug discovery and screening, SBS 2011 offers educational sessions about the latest trends and basic and applied research that are transforming the way new pharmaceuticals are developed. This five-day event hosts more than 200 exhibitors and approximately 2,000 scientists, innovators, researchers and industry analysts from around the globe.

For more information about SBS 2011 or the SLAS Academic Travel Awards program, visit or call +1.877.990.SLAS (7527) today.

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is a new non-profit scientific organization uniting the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) and the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA). The SLAS mission is to be the preeminent global organization providing forums for education and information exchange and to encourage the study of, improve the science and practice of, laboratory automation and screening. For additional information, please visit

SBS 2011, March 27-31, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL, USA is a five-day event bringing together scientists, innovators, researchers and industry analysts from around the globe to learn about the latest trends and basic and applied research that are transforming the way new pharmaceuticals are developed.Contact Information:Anne O'DayTelephone:

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