Pistoia Alliance October Virtual Conference: Corteva COVID Testing: From Inception to Production in Three Weeks - a Benchling for Lab Automation Use Case
This is part of the Pistoia Alliance Collaborate to Innovate Virtual Conference Week, October 19-23, 2020. For more information about related events, please visit our online calendar.
In this presentation, Corteva Agriscience will discuss their motivation to address the urgent need to process COVID-19 samples and the technical challenges behind transitioning from innovating in agriculture to addressing this pressing critical need. Benchling will then present how Benchling for Lab Automation, a solution that provides a centralized environment for researchers to design, document and run up to 10,000 samples in a single experiment, supported Corteva during this process.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
Product Manager, Benchling
Trey Miller is Benchling’s Product Manager for laboratory automation and process management. He works with biopharma organizations to optimize automated workflows, improving R&D efficiency with a focus on the user experience. Trey studied Bioengineering at Penn where he performed research towards rare genetic diseases. Prior to Benchling, he worked in life science technology consulting.
Kevin Hayes, PhD
Global Lead, Data Science and Informatics Strategy and Communication, Corteva Agriscience
Kevin Hayes currently serves as Global Lead, Data Science and Informatics Strategic Initiatives and Communication. Kevin is currently engaged in strategy, planning and execution of projects for solutions of complex data problems. In this role, he works with building and growing techniques within Corteva Agriscience and through collaborations ranging from novel data architectures to algorithm design and implementation in support of research and development activities. Kevin holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with fellowships in Neurobiology and Translational Medicine (Scripps Florida and the University of Pennsylvania). Kevin’s breadth of experiences across science lead to contextually varied solutions to problems within the agricultural research sphere.