2014 European Life Science Awards

This was the official website for the European Life Science Awards.
Content is from the site's 2014 pages.



European Lab Automation 2014

SELECTBIO** is pleased to announce the 4th annual European Lab Automation Exhibition which will be held in parallel alongside Advances in NGS & Big Data, High Content Analysis, Advances in Automation & Robotics, Advances in qPCR & dPCR and Advances in Cellular Assays & Cell Culture. Building on the success of the previous years, we expect an exhibition of around 50 of the industry’s leading solution providers, showcasing current technologies and services.

Catalan Experience – European Lab Automation and the Life Science Awards, Barcelona

17:00-19:00 Tuesday, 13th May 2014

Join us at the Opening Reception for this year’s ELA - European Lab Automation, incorporating the bi-annual European Life Science Awards.

Come and experience the rich culture of Catalonia and get a taste for the region, through a selection of tapas, and local wines and beers.  Soft drinks will also be available.

The opening reception for this year’s European Lab Automation exhibition, enables you to engage with this year’s sponsors and exhibitors without the pressures of getting back to the conference sessions, whilst also being an enjoyable way to experience the culinary and cultural highlights of Barcelona and the Catalonia region.

We are pleased to incorporate the European Life Science Awards into the event with the awards ceremony beginning at 18:00 in the workshop presentation area of the exhibition hall. Entries can be made at www.LifeScienceAwards.com with a range of categories open to research teams, individuals or companies.

The conference sessions begin on at 08:30 on Wednesday 14th May running through to 18:00 on Thursday 15th May.

Entrance is free of charge to all registered attendees, so don’t miss out on an integral part of this year’s ELA.


** Established in 1999, Select Biosciences provides focused market reports, custom consultancy, training courses and conferences to the biomedical marketplace.

** Established in 1999, Select Biosciences provides focused market reports, custom consultancy, training courses and conferences to the biomedical marketplace.

In the past I have attended a number of conferences organized by Select Biosciences such as the 2014 European Lab Automation Exhibition. But with the emergance of a world wide pandemic everything was thrown into turmoil. I was concerned that the type of scientific conferences Select Biosciences manages would be impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic and indeed they were. Some were rescheduled and other became virtual. I was planning to attend the SelectBIO 3D-Printing and Biofabrication 2020 that was to be held August 17-18 in Boston, MA. USA. It would bring together researchers from across various disciplines who were involved in the fabrication of functional, engineered tissue constructs. In addition to scientific presentations, this conference would feature exhibits with companies showcasing their technologies and product offerings into this field. The conference was originally scheduled for March 23-24, 2020 in Boston, but was rescheduled due to the worldwide Coronavirus situation. Perhaps if I had been living in the US I would have made it to Boston. However, I am doing research in Melbourne, Australia where travel restrictions are stringemt, particularly for people returning to the country. With the numerous lockdowns that were occuring particularly in Melbourne, I didn't want to chance being denied leaving at the last moment.

The past 2 plus years have been challenging to say the least. My research requires working in a lab. During a lot of the lockdowns I had to remain at home. I was able to Zoom meet colleagues around the world, read up on the latest research that was / is going on, and feel cooped up. For entertainment and a release I, like many Aussies, turned to online casinos mostly to play poker and pokies, in my case. I would go to an online casino affiliate site that feautred a number of casinos that are Aussie friendly to check out the weekly promos for free spins, match bonuses, tournaments and new game introductions. If you are curious or interested in AUssie friendly online casinos you can start here at Online-Casino-Party.co. The reviews of their featured casinos are indepth which makes the decision where you want to play for real money much easier.

At the end of 2021 with Covid 19 vaccines and accessable testing for the illness available, my lab has opened up, although with the new Omicron variant spiking up infections, I am a bit hesitant to return. Fortunately, my fellow lab partners appear to be a concientious as I am regarding safety protocols. It's been great to return, but I have lost so much valuable time

I have actually started the planning for a Select Biosciences organized conference, Microfluidics, 3D-BioPrinting & BioFabrication, that is planned for Nov 2022 in Israel. Hopefully a new variant of Covid 19 will not emerge and cause havoc.





Frequently Asked Questions


1. How do I register?
Registration can be done via our website, or with one of our delegate sales team, their details can be found below.

2. What payment options are available and when are they required?
• All major credit cards
• Cheques made payable to ‘Select Bio Sciences’
• Bank transfer
• Invoice (Please note that our invoicing option is only available 4 weeks prior to the upcoming conference.)

3. Is it possible to register and pay on the day of the show itself if I do not wish to book in advance?
All major credit cards and Cashier’s Cheques are accepted.

4. What do I do if I need to cancel or change my registration?
Cancellation of a pre-booked registration is subject to £100 (€125, $150) administration charge. Cancellations must be received in writing (to enquiries@selectbiosciences.com ) at least 30 days prior to the start of the conference. No refunds are possible after this date. Substitute delegates are welcome, with no extra fee payable.

5. Are one day passes available?
One day passes are available on a case by case basis only. Please contact someone from our delegate sales team.

6. Can I just attend the exhibition?
We have various registration options for our conferences. Exhibition only passes can be purchased via our website or directly from one of our Delegate Sales Team.

7. Is there a discount available for students?
We provide a student discounted rate for each conference; please find them listed on the registration pages.

8. Are there discounted rates available for group registration?
Group registrations are available, discounts may be applied. Please contact our Delegate Sales Team for further information.

9. What will I be receiving after my payment?
After you have completed your registration you will instantly receive a confirmation email. Approximately 7 days prior to the conference a Delegate Pack will be sent to you via email containing all the important information you will need to know about the conference .

10. Does my registration fee include accommodation?
Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

11. Do Select Biosciences Ltd provide accommodation and travel services?
For our recommended conference accommodation, please follow the link on the relevant conference website. Select Biosciences do not provide travel booking services.

12. How do I submit a poster abstract?
Poster abstracts can be submitted via our website within the relevant conference.

13. Can Select Biosciences Ltd provide me with an invitation letter?
We are able to organise Invitation letters once your registration fee has been fully processed.





About the Life Science Awards

The 3rd European Life Science Awards were held in Barcelona to celebrate the very best of the industry's achievements. The awards ceremony took place during the opening reception evening for European Lab Automation on the evening of 13th May 2014.

2014 Award Winners
Most Innovative New Product
LCMS-8050 triple quadrupole LC-MS/MS by Shimadzu
Most Innovative New Service
ULTImate YChemH service by Hybrigenics Services, France
Research Group of the Year
The Stevens Group at Imperial College, London
Investigator of the Year
Dr Iva Tolic-Norrelykke, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology, Dresden
Business Leader of the Year
Jas Sanghera, Managing Director, TTP LabTech
Most Effective Marketing Campaign
FastPrep-24 5G Instrument launch by MP Biomedicals Europe
Best New Company
Ferentis, Lithuania



2012 Winners
Most Innovative New Product
Professor Alexander Seifalian - Synthetic Trachea
Most Innovative New Service
Invenios - Room Temperature Bonding
Best New Company
Sony DADC Biosciences
Business Leader of the Year
Dr Darrin Disley, CEO, Horizon Diagnostics
Investigator of the Year
Professor Barry VL Potter, University of Bath
Research Group of the Year
Dr Andrew Marks' Group, Columbia University Medical Center
Most Effective Marketing Campaign
StemGent: mRNA Reprogramming Models Online Campaign

2011 Winners
Most Innovative New Product
Pacific Biosciences' PACBIO RS
Most Innovative New Service
Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nucleases (TALENs), Cellectis bioresearch
Most Effective Marketing Campaign
Online IonWorks Barracuda Product Launch Molecular Devices
Business Leader of the Year
Dr. Janet Wolfe, CEO, Wolfe Laboratories Inc
Research Group of the Year
Phyton Biotech's Research Group, Ahrensburg, Germany
Best New Company
Redd and Whyte Ltd
Investigator of the Year
Professor Naomi Chayen, Imperial College London, UK



About the Venue

Fira Barcelona - Gran Via is one of the largest and most modern venues in Europe, designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito, winner of the Pritzker Prize. Its outstanding features are its architecture, functionality and commitment to sustainability: it has one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic installations. Its eight pavilions, connected by a walkway that channels the flow of visitors, provide cutting-edge services and logistics. The gastronomic restaurant Nuclo is located inside the Foyer Europe.

It is located in a new business development area, very close to Barcelona airport and connected to the public transport network.

The Gran Via venue has various spaces for congress. It houses the Convention Centre, a completely modular and versatile space, with capacity for 3,000 to 12,000 attendees, in addition to different rooms spread over the halls.


Joe Liscouski

Mikael Kubista,
TATAA Biocenter

Hakim Djaballah

Hakim Djaballah,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Anthony Davies

Anthony Davies,
Director, High Content Research Facility,
National Center for High Content Screening and Analysis (INCHA)

Nicole Pamme

Klaus Pantel,
University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf

Keji Zhao

Rainer Cramer,
University of Reading


About Barcelona

Barcelona is Spain's second largest city, with a population of nearly one and half million people (nearly five million in the metropolitan area) and the capital and largest city of Catalonia.

This city, located directly on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich history dating back at least 2,000 years when it gained prominence as a Roman town under its old name, Barcino.

In 1992, Barcelona gained international recognition by hosting the Olympic games which brought a massive upturn in its tourism industry. This had the effect of changing the city in ways that are still felt today with neighbourhoods renovated (and in some cases levelled) and the intense focus of modern design permeating all aspects of life in Barcelona from public buildings to something as simple as a park bench or an event poster.

For visitors, this has translated into the very modern, yet incredibly old city you see now in the 21st century, where the new elements work to both preserve and celebrate the ancient. This beautiful city is full of what European cities are known for (outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums and churches) and is fantastic for walking with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations.

The core centre of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella ("Old City") provides days of enjoyment for those looking to experience the life of Barcelona while the beaches the city was built upon provide sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather.

Where To Stay

José Agustín Goytisolo,
9-1108908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat,

Tel: (+34) 932671800
Fax: (+34) 932671801

SELECTBIO has negotiated the following special rates for hotel rooms.

Standard Single: €95.00pn inc breakfast
Standard Double: €105.00pn inc breakfast

Reservations to be made through SELECTBIO to ensure these rates.