XIV SDDN Meting: SLAS Poster Award


The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is proud to award an SLAS Tony B. Travel Award to the most outstanding poster presented at the XIV Spanish Drug Discovery Network Meeting.

SLAS is an international professional society of academic, industry and government researchers as well as developers and providers of laboratory automation technology and tools. SLAS advances scientific innovation by providing education, collaboration and professional development that unites scientists across disciplines to transform research.

The poster award winner will receive the SLAS Tony B. Travel Award – to recognize up-and-coming researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in laboratory science and technology. The SLAS Tony B. Travel Award contains the following:

  1. Complimentary Premier SLAS Membership for one year
  2. Full registration for the SLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium
  3. Travel stipend including shared hotel accommodations (up to 4 nights) and airfare or train fare
  4. One workshop registration
  5. Invitation to be featured on the SLAS podcast, New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists
  6. Mentorship opportunity through SLAS Mentor Match Program
  7. Waived publication fee (i.e. APC) for one article in SLAS Discovery or SLAS Technology journals containing the contents of the winning poster


All posters that opt in for review for this award will be judged onsite according to the requirements of the SLAS Poster Award listed below:

Poster Design:

  • Organization: Is the poster content organized in a logical manner, such that experimental problem, approach and results are easily understood?
  • Layout: Is the poster layout, look and feel well done? Does the presenter use appropriate font sizes, readable graphics, suitable colors?

Poster Content:

  • Motivation/Background: Does the poster present sufficient context for the reader to understand the purpose and originality of the experiment as well as the background and motivation for performing the experiment?
  • Approach: Does the poster present sufficient data on the experimental methods used for the reader to understand and judge the quality of the approach?
  • Discussion: Does the poster demonstrate an understanding of the selected methods and technologies in the context of the state-of-the-art? The presenter should provide appropriate statistics.
  • Conclusion: Does the poster present sufficient information and data to support the conclusion of the poster?


Each candidate will be judged on the same criteria as listed below. In scoring the presentations, the judges will consider the following:

Poster Presentation

  • Timely presentation: Did the presenter explain the key concept(s) of the poster within the time allowed?
  • Content: Was the poster content presented clearly and concisely in a way that enhanced understanding of the written poster content? (Rather than just a verbatim reading of the poster itself.)
  • Questions and answers: Did the presenter satisfactorily answer questions from the judges within the time allowed?
  • Overall presentation: Was the presenter able to keep the judges’ attention during the presentation and was the presentation easily understood? Did the presenter show an appropriate level of enthusiasm for the research?