New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

Saving the World With a Lab in a Box

November 29, 2021 SLAS Episode 94
New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists
Saving the World With a Lab in a Box
Show Notes

Julio Martin, SLAS European Ambassador, joins us again to co-host as we talk to Winston Chiu. Winston is an amazing young scientists who is a PhD student at KU Keuven in Belgium. Winston walks us through his research into highly infectious diseases, his adventures in robotic programming (and the accidents that happened along the way), and his viewpoint on life and learning. 

 Winston was a poster presenter at SLAS Europe 2021, a SLAS Student Poster Award Winner, and is an Expert Operator who manages all the technical aspects and operations of the state-of-the-art Caps-It system. Under the direction of his supervisor, Pieter Leyssen, he setup Caps-It from scratch by teaching the robotic arms, writing pipetting scripts and developing image analysis protocols. Winston has a background in industrial engineering biochemistry and has worked in clinical research laboratories where he acquired extensive knowledge in assay optimisation and validation. 

 Check out his winning poster: Caps-It System Facilitates Screening of 1.5 Million Molecules Identifying 6500 Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 Replication

Watch this cool video on the Caps-It and check out his labs twitter account! 

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