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ALA announces first speaker for LabAutomation2011.

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December 21, 2009 - ALA announced confirmation of the first speaker in its plenary line-up for LabAutomation2011, which will be held Jan 29 to Feb 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, CA. Chad Mirkin, Ph.D., will focus on The Polyvalent Oligonucleotide Nanoparticle Conjugate: A New Frontier in Molecular Diagnostics, Intracellular Gene Regulation and Therapy.

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15th Annual Premier Event Is January 29-February 2, 2011 in Palm Springs, CA, USA

Press release date: December 15, 2009

CHICAGO - The Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA), a multi-disciplinary, non-profit scientific association spanning diverse industries and technology sectors, announced today the confirmation of the first speaker in its leading-edge plenary line-up for LabAutomation2011, Jan. 29- Feb 2, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA, USA:

o Chad Mirkin, Ph.D., Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University

Mirkin's talk will focus on The Polyvalent Oligonucleotide Nanoparticle Conjugate: A New Frontier in Molecular Diagnostics, Intracellular Gene Regulation and Therapy.

LabAutomation2011 Scientific Committee Chair Adam Woolley is excited about Mirkin's participation in the plenary series and is convinced this announcement solidifies the tradition of high-caliber and futuristic focus with LabAutomation plenary speakers.

"Each year, LabAutomation's plenary series presents speakers who enhance the tradition and scope of our conference and exhibition and showcase the best of the best in technologies and science impacting the field of laboratory automation," said Woolley. "The objective for LabAutomation2011 is to continue to complement our cutting-edge scientific program with an elite series of plenary speakers presenting the future of laboratory automation and the innovations in technologies and science taking place across the industry."

For more information regarding LabAutomation2011, visit labautomation.org or call +1.888.733.1ALA (1252).

The Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) is a worldwide organization representing leaders in all aspects of laboratory automation. ALA seeks to provide a greater understanding of the importance and value of automation strategies and technologies in the laboratory settings, to advance science and promote education related to laboratory automation

LabAutomation2011, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, Palm Springs Convention Center, CA, USA is a five-day event bringing together laboratory automation scientists, academicians, engineers, business leaders and students from around the globe in conjunction with the world's largest exhibition of laboratory technologies.

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