International Collaborative Robots Workshop
Biography for Dan Sipes, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Daniel G. Sipes is the Director of Advanced Automation Technologies at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in San Diego, CA. He holds a Master of Science, Immunology, from University of California, Davis. From 1989 to 1992 Daniel worked in the Hybridoma Laboratory at Genentech, Inc. developing both tool and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. From 1992 to 1994 attended UC Davis which resulted in an MS in Immunology with an emphasis in molecular biology. From 1994 to 1999, he worked in the Transcription Research and Automated Screening Laboratories at Ligand Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, CA. It was here that Daniel developed numerous automated cell-based assays, as well as procured and implemented new robotic systems. In late 1999, joined GNF and assisted in developing and operating GNF’s flagship fully automated miniaturized cell-based ultra-High Throughput (uHTS) system. In 2002, joined Kalypsys, Inc., a GNF spin-off company, where he was responsible for the implementation and operation of their uHTS systems (built by GNF) and compound management operations. In 2005 Daniel returned to GNF and is working with a team of scientists and engineers to develop and operate next-generation automation for cell-based profiling. Daniel has been active in the laboratory automation field for over 15 years in is currently serving as President of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (www.slas.org).