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Welcome to S-Lab, a unique initiative which supports laboratory improvement through events, assessment tools, benchmarking, cases and guidance documents.

Our next event is a one day Conference on 'Lab Excellence: Best Practice Design, Operation and Management" taking place at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA on 12 December 2017.

Conference bookings are now open with special early-bird tickets available. Click here for more information if you are external to the Campus, or here if you are internal

If you are a commercial organisation interested in exhibiting at the event, please email conference@istonline.org.uk to register your interest. 

Agendas, delegate lists and 400+ presentations from all of our recent Conferences and Workshops can be found in our Public Dropbox Folder. This includes: 

  • 60+ presentations from our May 9-10 2017 Conference, York Racecourse: "Science Innovation and Translation: The Design and Operation of Research Laboratories, Incubators and Science Park Facilities", organised in collaboration with our partners, UKSPA (UK Science Park Association) and several key partners. 
  • 40-50 presentations from each of our 2016 events: The Effective Laboratory: Scotland in March, Laboratory Equipment and Services at Rothamsted Research in June, and Laboratories of the Future at the University of Nottingham on Sept 21. The latter coincided with, and had presentations on, the new Carbon-Neutral GSK Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory.
  • Almost 100 presentations from our Sept 2015 Conference at the University of Leeds, which had 420 attendees.

Many of the above events featured short-listed applications for past S-Lab Awards. The 2017 winners and shortlist - many of which were the focus of presentations at the York event - is available here.

Register here for the S-Lab Newsletter which will inform you of all our events, publications and other activities.

Contact S-Lab via s-lab@istonline.org.uk.


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