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Introduction to Flow Cytometry

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals and applications of flow cytometry across a range of life science applications. Flow cytometry has become a go-to technology for single cell analysis and has also entered the world of high through-put screening. Those who want to learn about the fundamentals of how flow cytometry works, and its background to the field and its  applications., will find this course attractive.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals with little or no knowledge of the field of flow cytometry who would like to learn more about the field

Course Benefits

  • Learners will gain knowledge of the fundamental concepts and unique terminology of flow cytometry from experienced teachers who know how to impart knowledge in easy-to-understand ways.

Course Topics

  • How a flow cytometer works
  • Light sources and optics
  • Detectors and electronics
  • Fluorophores and fluorescence
  • Data analysis and software
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Cell proliferation and death
  • Cell sorting

Instructors:

J. Paul Robinson

J. Paul Robinson
Purdue University

J. Paul Robinson, Ph.D.,is the SVM Professor of Cytomics and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He has been involved in developing and using flow cytometers for over 35 years andfor the past 27 years he has been teaching graduate courses in the field. He has edited nine books focused on flow cytometry technologies and is the editor-in-chief of Current Protocols in Cytometry.

John Nolan

John Nolan
Scintillon Institute

John Nolan, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Scintillon Institute, where his group develops new cytometry instrumentation and applications. He was previously Director of the National Flow Cytometry Resource and is currently on the editorial boards of Cytometry and Current Protocols in Cytometry. He regularly teaches on cytometry topics via short courses and webinars and helps lead CYTO University, the online education effort of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC).


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