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ALA Partners with MipTec to Support Young Scientists Poster Award

The Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) has announced that an agreement has been reached to begin a partnership with MipTec a European conference and exhibition.

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The Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) has announced that an agreement has been reached to begin a partnership with MipTec – a European conference and exhibition encompassing innovative approaches to high quality science and technology for efficient drug discovery. This collaboration aims to unite the two scientific organizations around young scientists presenting research within the field of laboratory automation surrounding drug discovery.
 
According to ALA President Erik Rubin, this new alignment with MipTec further advances ALA’s mission of education and grows its support of the student scientific community around the globe.
 
“ ALA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing its mission of providing education for individuals working within the field of laboratory automation,” said Rubin. “In aligning with MipTec we are able to continue expanding opportunities for continuing education and cultivating student involvement and interest in the science of laboratory automation.”
 
MipTec has named ALA as the sponsor of their student poster competition at its October 2009 conference and exhibition, taking place in Basel, Switzerland. The winner of the ALA Young Scientists Poster Award will take home $1000.00 (USD).  For more information on this program, please visit http://www.miptec.com/awards_opportunities/index.html.
 
This alliance also extends to the Journal for the Association of Laboratory Automation (JALA), the official journal of ALA, by featuring one of MipTec’s top scientific presentations in the journal early next year.
 
MipTec 2009 Program Chair, Al Kolb believes the partnership with ALA will result in excellent exposure to Europe’s drug discovery industry, specifically providing for the advancement of students studying within the industry.
 
“We believe partnering with ALA on such programs is critical for ongoing learning both here in Europe and around the globe,” said Kolb. “By providing for an award for content presented by students, both ALA and MipTec confirm their commitment to advancing education within the field of drug discovery and providing an outlet for student growth within both organizations.”