40th Annual Research Course in Flow Cytometry

Sponsors: Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of New Mexico

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

Dates: June 24 - June 30, 2017


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 20 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 15 different offerings (see lab description link below). 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 with speakers drawn from the New Mexico flow cytometry community. Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Dr. David Basiji, who will discuss his work developing and applying imaging flow cytometry. 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.

Inexpensive housing will be available in newly renovated on-campus dormitories (details on Registration site). A block of hotel rooms is also reserved at a local hotel. View hotel info and registration here

Registration will be limited to 80 participants: register here!

Fees: $2000.00 US until April 30th, 2017
$2200.00 US after April 30th, 2017

Information: James Freyer (jfreyerp@unm.edu)

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

Testimonials from Past Participants!

"I liked the small participant number and access to lecturers who were all approachable and happy to answer questions."

"I got a lot out of this course. I liked that you could talk to any of the instructors at any time during the course."

"Again, great job. The hands-on labs are essential."

"I'm amazed that you guys were able to pack so much information into one week!"

"I enjoyed and met a lot of people. I would recommend it to other people."

"Thank you for the wonderful learning opportunity!"

"I really liked that we got an electronic copy of all the lectures and labs."

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I have learned so much from both the instructors and fellow participants."

"I sincerely appreciate having had the opportunity to attend this course."

"It was a great way to see the industry as a whole and learn and get information about all aspects of flow and not just the niche I have focused on."

"I loved the course and will repeat in a few years. I will definitely recommend to colleagues."

"It was awesome!"

"These labs were really well designed. The 6 labs I took were amazing!"

"I think that the organization was incredible (well done!)."

"It must be very hard to organize courses to suit trainees with different backgrounds and different knowledge levels. It was organized very well."

"I had a great time and learned a lot. I am now applying a couple of methods I have learned into my research."

"Considering what we have learned from the training course, compared to other training courses I feel this one is really a high quality and low cost training course."

"I had a great time and planning to go back in the future to take other lab sessions that I didn't get chance to do last time."

"I will highly recommend to my colleagues."

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