38th Annual Research Course in Flow Cytometry

Sponsors: Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of New Mexico
Verity Software House

Location: Centennial Engineering Building, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Dates: May 30 - June 5, 2015


A research methods course in flow cytometry will be offered with emphasis on applications in cell biology, immunology, cell labeling, fluorescent protein analysis, bead-based assays, screening and sorting. The faculty consists of over 20 distinguished members of the flow cytometry community. This course will be aimed toward individuals with some experience in flow cytometry, and will consist of 19 lectures and a series of hands-on laboratory sessions. Each participant will receive extensive lecture notes and laboratory handout materials. Laboratory sessions will address sample preparation, instrument construction and operation, data collection and analysis, common and more cutting edge flow assays, and typical problems encountered in flow cytometry. Lab sessions will be hands-on, with plenty of time and opportunity for interaction with the instructors. Lab sessions will utilize a large variety of commercial and developmental instruments. Each participant will attend six different 4-hour laboratory sessions, chosen from 13 different offerings. During one evening session representatives from several commercial vendors will be available to demonstrate and discuss their most recent instruments and techniques. A second evening session will feature short presentations on next-generation flow cytometers and applications. Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Dr. Alan Waggoner, who will discuss his recent work developing and applying new fluorescent probes. One afternoon and evening will be free for participants to enjoy the many regional attractions of northern New Mexico, and the last evening includes a banquet with live entertainment at the world-famous El Pinto Restaurant (www.elpinto.com). Registration fees include all lectures, 6 laboratory sessions, course materials, breakfast & lunch each day, coffee breaks with snacks, refreshments at two evening sessions and the banquet.

Registration will be limited to 80 participants. Register here

Inexpensive housing will be available in newly renovated on-campus dormitories.

A reasonable rate at a local hotel has also been arranged, use the following link for information and reservations: http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/groups/personalized/A/ABQHWHW-FCC-20150528/index.jhtml

Fees: $2,200.00 US

Information: James Freyer (jfreyerp@unm.edu)

Download Tentative schedule (pdf)
Download Laboratory Descriptions (pdf)

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