How to Automate Lab Protocols Without Coding—Protocol Designer



Lab automation should be accessible to all scientists, not just those with coding and programming experience, or access to teams of automation engineers. The Opentrons Protocol Designer allows scientists to automate any lab protocol with pipette liquid transfers, even complex protocols such as COVID-19 testing, without coding experience.


Using Protocol Designer, anyone with an OT-2 can build automation protocols. In this demo, we will cover the most important features of the Protocol Designer interface, including adding hardware and custom labware, and walk you through how to optimize your workflows.


This 40-minute webinar provides useful tips on how to:

  • Get a protocol up and running on an OT-2
  • Easily plan worktables with customizable deck layouts and modules
  • Add or change out hardware—even custom labware
  • Optimize pipetting in every protocol (the GUI provides graphical feedback on parameters as they are changed in a protocol)
  • Use batch-change parameters to save time



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Kathryn-Liles_200x200Kathryn Liles

Applications Consulting Engineer, Opentrons





Kathryn joined Opentrons after working as an Application Scientist for Tecan. Prior to that, she worked in labs at Monsanto and the USGS.  Kathryn earned a biology degree from Iowa State University in 2013. 




mike-asham_bw_100x100Mike Asham

Director of Applications Sciences and Solutions, Opentrons




Mike joined Opentrons in 2021 as the Director of Applications Sciences & Solutions. He has a diverse automation background with over 10+ years in the field using a variety of high throughput platforms and research experience specializing in Genomics & Molecular


Originally aired 10/28/21