Announcing Benchtalk Summit: The premier forum for life science R&D and IT

Sean Smith

At Benchling, we’re thrilled to be fostering a community of life science R&D and IT professionals. To bring this community together, we’re hosting Benchtalk Summit, Benchling’s East Coast user forum, on Thursday, October 17 at Le Méridien in Cambridge, MA.

Benchtalk Summit is an annual gathering of life science R&D leaders to learn, network, and share best practices. There is a variety of sessions, suitable for everyone from seasoned Benchling users to those interested in getting started. We’ve outlined some of the learning opportunities below. Visit the event page to explore the agenda and get your ticket.

Explore the Agenda

Benchling User Workshops:Become a Benchling power user

For the first time, we will be hosting pre-event workshops that offer a hands-on deep dive into some of Benchling's most advanced and powerful functions. These sessions will give Benchling users the chance to:

  • Build a custom analytics dashboard to answer new questions about R&D

  • Discover Benchling's new high-throughput molecular biology toolset

  • Look under the hood and learn how Benchling enables instrument integration and lab automation

  • Review data fundamentals for large molecule R&D, and how to capture and search for data in Benchling.

Tickets to the Benchling User Workshops are $299, but we are offering early-bird tickets at a discounted rate of $149 until August 31st.

Benchling Showcase:For those interested in Benchling

The Benchling Showcase is designed for those interested in finding out more about Benchling, and provides an overview of the Benchling solution, its applications, and common use cases. This includes a live demo of the platform. Wrapping up the session, Dr. Lauren Shields, Benchling’s Head of Customer Success, East, will facilitate a fireside Chat with Benchling customers on why they selected Benchling and how it has transformed their R&D. Speakers include:

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

User Workshops:Learn how leading biopharma companies are using Benchling to power R&D

During the plenary session we’ll be joined by some of the most forward-thinking life science leaders as they discuss their research and how they use Benchling to optimize R&D. Presenters at Benchtalk Summit 2019 include:

  • Jason Yasenchak, Associate Director, Scientific Business Analysis @ Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

  • Yekaterina Tarasova, Head of Scientific Operations @ Asimov

  • Dheeraj Tomar, Scientist, Structural Biology @ Akrevia Therapeutics

Product Roadmap:Get a sneak peek of upcoming releases on the Benchling Platform

Finally, Benchling Co-Founder and Head of Product Ashu Singhal will join us to talk about some of the releases we have planned for 2020 and beyond. We’re excited to share our product roadmap, including enhanced support for lab automation, small molecule R&D, and GxP environments. Ashu will outline Benchling’s plan to support customers as they continue to push the boundaries of life science R&D.

We've worked hard to develop a truly compelling program delivered by industry leaders — see the full agenda and speaker lineup at — we hope to see you there!

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