Scientific Organisers: Mr Derek Davies and Dr Rachael Walker
This event will consist both Plenary and parallel sessions from invited speakers and selected talks, alongside several Commercial workshops, a large exhibition and the opportunity to network with flow and image cytometrists from all over Europe and beyond. The conference will highlight advances in flow and image instrumentation, high content screening, cancer and stem cell biology, applications of clinical cytometry and the development of novel probes and approaches in many areas of biomedical research.
We are now inviting abstracts for oral or poster presentation. Sessions will be themed according to abstracts received. All abstracts will be reviewed and assigned to sessions. If you submit an oral presentation abstract, it may be accepted as a poster.
- Abstracts should be sent as Word documents electronically to Cecile Dadachanji at the RMS office
- Abstracts should be no longer than 400 words. The title should be less than 255 characters.
- For each author enter full name and affiliation.
- The desired font is Times New Roman size 12.
- Accuracy of the abstract is the responsibility of the author(s)
- Abstracts should be primarily based on new, unpublished research.
- Abstracts may be submitted before all analyses and conclusions are made but authors should report at least preliminary results. Vague statements such as “data will be presented’ will result in abstract rejection.
- Before submission, authors should be confident that they can attend the meeting.
- You will be notified of receipt electronically and your abstract will be assigned a reference number that will be used in subsequent correspondence.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 April
Submit your abstract by email to Cecile Dadachanji
Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee a place at the meeting – please remember to register!
Dr Leonore Herzenberg HonFRMS - The Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) - the first biotech instrument
Dr Karen Hogg - Quantification of drug traffickers and symbionts
Prof Wolf Reik - Epigenetic reprogramming in mammalian development
Prof J.Paul Robinson - Moving the Frontiers of Cytometry
Dr Howard Shapiro - Cytometry in Perspective: a six-decade log
Prof Paul Wallace - mRNA Assessment by Flow Cytometry using the Branched DNA Technique
Prof James Brewer
University of Glasgow
Professor James Brewer completed a Ph.D. designing novel vaccine adjuvants with Prof. Jim Alexander at Strathclyde University in 1993 and continued to work on the development and formulation of novel adjuvants for industry until 1996. He joined the Glasgow Immunology Department in 1997 with a Wellcome Career Development Fellowship, which allowed him to concentrate on the fundamental immunological problem of how adjuvants work. During his Fellowship James also worked at Washington University in St. Louis with Dr David Russell, where he developed an interest the application of microscopy and bioimaging to answer fundamental immunological problems. He was appointed as a Lecturer at Glasgow in 2001 and Senior Lecturer in 2005. In 2006 James joined the Centre for Biophotonics at the University of Strathclyde as a Reader. In 2009 he was appointed Professor in the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at University of Glasgow.
Mr Derek Davies
Francis Crick Institute
Derek runs a large flow cytometry core facility at Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute which covers all aspects of cell analysis and sorting. He co-organises the section’s annual flow cytometry course at the University of York and is active in promotion of cytometry via focussed meetings and other courses. He is one of the principal organisers of the flowcytometryUK biennial meeting and also the Advances in Cytometry Meeting. Derek is particularly keen to promote cytometry education within the UK and beyond
Dr Muzlifah Hannifa
Dr. Muzlifah Haniffa is a dermatologist with a research interest in immunology. Her research programme is focused on understanding the functional heterogeneity of human mononuclear phagocytes, a family of white blood cells comprising dendritic cells, monocytes and macrophages, which initiate and regulate immune responses. She has used functional genomics and comparative biology to align the human and mouse mononuclear phagocyte networks. Muzlifah's research goal is to understand how mononuclear phagocytes regulate tissue homeostasis, immunity upon vaccination and their role in disease pathogenesis. This knowledge is essential for the development of new strategies to manipulate host immune response to improve vaccination and immunotherapeutic strategies.
Dr Leonore Herzenberg HonFRMS
Dr. Leonore A. Herzenberg, Lee PhD is an internationally recognized geneticist and immunologist. She has made seminal contributions both to the understanding of basic regulatory immunology and lymphocyte biology and to the development of monoclonal antibody technology for pre-clinical and clinical studies. Dr. Herzenberg's contributions to immunology and flow cytometry technology have been recognized with the Torino Medical Award, which she shared with Len Herzenberg in 2007. She has authored over 450 scientific papers. She maintains a direct relationship with manufacturers of FACS technology and is a member of the Invitrogen Scientific Advisory Board. She has been Member of the flow cytometry scientific advisory board of Life Technologies Corporation since June 2006. She has made major design contributions to companies, including ScienceXperts and Woodside Logic. She has a Doctorat d'Etat-es-Sciences, from the Sorbonne.
Dr Karen Hogg
Karen is currently a Senior Experimental Officer at the University of York, Bioscience Technology Facility. Karen underpins the scientific service within the Imaging and Cytometry Laboratory and takes a lead role in the research, operation and method development of cell sorting and analysis. As such, Karen’s expertise is utilized for a wide range of diverse applications both within and external to the Department of Biology. Karen is also a co-organizer and tutor on multiple flow cytometry courses throughout the UK. She got her BSc, Joint Honours in Biology and Biochemistry at Keele University, U.K. 1991-1995; then obtained her MSc in Applied Parasitology & Medical Entomology from the University of Liverpool, U.K. 1995-1996; then proceeded to obtain her Phd. from the School of Biology, University of Leeds, U.K. 1996-1999
Prof Wolf Reik
Wolf Reik is a molecular biologist, senior group leader and associate director at the Babraham Institute, professor of Epigenetics at the University of Cambridge and associate faculty at the Sanger Institute. Wolf Reik studies how additional information can be added to the genome through a range of processes collectively called epigenetics. He discovered some of the key epigenetic mechanisms important for mammalian development, physiology, genome reprogramming, and human diseases. His early work led to the discovery that the molecular mechanism of genomic imprinting is based on DNA methylation. He uncovered non-coding RNA and chromatin looping regulating imprinted genes, which he showed to be involved in fetal nutrition, growth, and disease. He discovered epigenetic reprogramming, including active demethylation, and showed that it was faulty in reproductive cloning and affects pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. He found that the environment influences epigenetic programming in embryos, with changes in gene expression persisting in adults and their offspring.
Prof J Paul Robinson
Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories
J. Paul Robinson is the SVM Professor of Cytomics in the College of Veterinary Medicine and a professor of biomedical engineering in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in Immunopathology from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is currently the director of the Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories at Purdue University.
Dr Howard Shapiro
Dr. Howard Shapiro did undergraduate work in biochemistry at Harvard and received his M.D. from New York University; he has developed and used cytometric instrumentation and methodology since the 1960s, when he and others at NIH built the first interactive computerized optical microscope. Based in Boston and consulting worldwide since 1975, he has studied lymphocyte activation and bacterial and parasite physiology and response to drugs, now devoting most of his time to designing minimalist imaging cytometers for diagnosis of infectious diseases in resource-poor environments. His textbook, Practical Flow Cytometry (4th Edition, 2003), can be downloaded from Beckman Coulter’s website.
Dr Rachael Walker
Flow Cytometry Section Secretary
Rachael is the Head of Flow Cytometry Core Facility at Babraham Institute, Cambridge. The core provides a service to Babraham Institute and biotech companies that are housed on the Babraham Research Campus. She is also very involved with the flow cytometry community, on a local, national and International level. Rachael is one of the principle organisers of the flowcytometryUK biennial meeting and also the Advances in Cytometry meeting.
Rachael has been awarded an ‘Emerging Leader ‘ scholarship from the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC).
Prof Paul Wallace
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Paul K. Wallace, PhD has served since 2003 as Director of the Flow and Image Cytometry Department and is Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY. He is also Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH and Associate Professor of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. He is President elect of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry and Senior Educational Councilor of the International Clinical Cytometry Society
Early Bird Registration will close at 12pm on 3rd June 2016.
Accommodation will be at the venue, the LeedsMet Hotel in Leeds, King Street, West Yorkshire, Leeds, LS1 2HQ, UK.
If you require accommodation for this event, please register for a “Non-Member rate Incl Accommodation” (£400) or “Member rate Incl. Accommodation” (£375, if you are an RMS member) or “Student rate incl. Accommodation”
The nights included in the registration fee with accommodation are Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 July.
If you require any additional nights, please contact Cecile Dadachanji
On Thursday 21 July there will be a dinner at the venue, this is included in the registration fee for the Meeting.
An email will be sent to you three weeks before the event with final details.
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