The premier forum for life sciences R&D and IT

OCTOBER 17, 2019 • CAMBRIDGE, MA

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Why attend Benchtalk Summit?

HEAR FROM INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS

Benchtalk speakers will showcase their groundbreaking work on CRISPR, antibodies, cell therapy, gene therapy, synthetic biology, and other fields.

MASTER LIFE SCIENCE DATA

Biointelligence, lineage tracking, automation - hear how leading life science organizations use these approaches and more to unlock data-driven insights.

BECOME A BENCHLING EXPERT

Hear best practices and novel use cases from Benchling users and get a deep-dive on some of Benchling's most advanced and powerful functions.

NETWORK AND SOCIALIZE

Have fun and enjoy delicious cocktails and appetizers with Benchling users and your industry peers.

Benchtalk Summit Speakers

Jason Yasenchak
Associate Director, Scientific Business Analysis, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Dheeraj Tomar
Scientist, Akrevia Therapeutics

Yekaterina Tarasova
Head of Scientific Operations, Asimov

Sajith Wickramasekara
Co-Founder and CEO, Benchling

Shane Flannelly-King
IT Lead, Bioverativ, a Sanofi company

Ashu Singhal
Co-Founder and Head of Product, Benchling

Lauren Shields
Head of Customer Success, East, Benchling

Qian Dong
Field Application Scientist, Benchling

Benchtalk Speaker Alumni

Chris Bond
Vice President of Cellular Engineering, Kite Pharma

Christine Loh
Vice President of Biology,
Kymera Therapeutics

Dennis Underwood
Vice President of Molecular and Information Systems, Agenus

Deven Dharm
Director of Software Engineering, Bolt Threads

Hari Jayaram
Vice President of Technology, Spotlight Therapeutics

Jackie Papkoff
CSO, Microbiome,
Assembly Biosciences

Jeanette Grant
Director of Project Management, Adicet Bio

Jessica Alston
Principal, F-Prime Capital

Kristy Hawkins
Co-Founder and CSO, Antheia

Michael Dinsmore
Associate Director of Informatics, Editas Medicine

Patrick Johnson
Systems Analyst, Bolt Threads

Scott Hamilton
Senior Lead Process Engineer, Synlogic

Tiffany Chen
Director of Discovery, Rubius Therapeutics

Tom Crevier
Director of Automation, Equipment and Data Management, Juno Therapeutics

Vipin Suri
Vice President of Discovery, Obsidian Therapeutics

Agenda

Whether you’re a Benchling customer or are interested in becoming one, Benchtalk has a program for you.
The main Benchtalk Summit event is for everyone and is free!

FOR BENCHLING CUSTOMERS
User Workshops
12:15 – 3:00pm
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Networking Lunch


Track 1: Mastering the Benchling Platform

Registry and Inventory (1:00–2:00pm)
Registration and inventory management are at the heart of Benchling’s life sciences R&D cloud. Read more.

Advanced Molecular Biology (2:00–3:00pm)
Molecular biology research is more complex than ever, and research teams need automated, high-throughput tools for sequence design and workflow management. Read more.


Track 2: Integrating and Extending the Benchling Platform

Benchling's Developer Platform (1:00–2:00pm)
Benchling’s developer platform enables users to integrate custom software, external databases, and standalone informatics tools. Read more.

Reporting and Analytics (2:00–3:00pm)
Reporting and analytics in Benchling enables users to optimize R&D operations, analyze data across experiments, and get a real-time picture of how scientists are using the platform. Read more.
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Benchling Showcase
1:30 – 3:00pm
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Introduction to the Benchling Platform
Get an overview of the Benchling solution, its applications, and common use cases. This will include a live demo of the platform.

Qian Dong
Field Application Scientist @ Benchling


Fireside Chat with Benchling Customers
More Speakers to be Announced
Learn from customers on why they selected Benchling and how it's transformed their R&D.

Shane Flannelly-King
IT Lead @ Bioverativ, a Sanofi company

Moderated by
Lauren Shields
Head of Customer Success, East @ Benchling

Benchling Q&A
FOR EVERYONE
Benchtalk Summit
3:00 – 8:00pm
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Coffee and Networking


CEO Update
Sajith Wickramasekara
Co-Founder and CEO @ Benchling

Benchling User Presentations
More Speakers to be Announced
Jason Yasenchak
Associate Director, Scientific Business Analysis @ Regeneron
Dheeraj Tomar
Scientist
@ Akrevia Therapeutics

Yekaterina Tarasova
Head of Scientific Operations
@ Asimov


Benchling Vision and Roadmap
Ashu Singhal
Co-Founder and Head of Product @ Benchling

Networking Happy Hour

Location

Le Méridien Cambridge
20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA
October 17, 2019