Joe Liscouski, Author Profile

Joe Liscouski is the executive director of the Institute for Laboratory Automation. He specializes in helping labs understand and apply technologies to lab work, and do the planning needed to be successful. The institute provides online courses.

Recent Articles

Finding a Middle Ground

Finding a Middle Ground

May 5, 2016

The use of information technology in the laboratory is changing the lab’s role within organizations...
Automating Sample Preparation

Automating Sample Preparation

March 5, 2015

Sample preparation can be a labor-intensive and expensive process. What are the factors that should be considered w...
IT's Complicated

IT's Complicated

February 10, 2014

An IT department alone can't plan, implement, and support today's laboratory systems

Lab Automation is Inevitable

July 6, 2012

In September 2012, the Institute for Laboratory Automation and Lab Manager — as part of the Lab Automation University p...

Integrating Systems

January 18, 2012

With the architectual basis for integration still undeveloped, users must focus on their own requirements.

Game Changer

September 6, 2011

Lab automation projects have become cooperative activities between lab and IT groups. This is part of the evolution of lab sy...

Automating Science

January 11, 2011

We have moved past the point where general computer, word processing, and spreadsheet skills are a reasonable basis for compe...

Integrating Laboratory Automation

April 7, 2009

Regardless of what stage your lab is in, planning is essential to the successful application of automation and information te...