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flowcytometryUK Meeting 2013

The 4th meeting in the series is to be held in July 2013.

Starts on29/07/2013
Ends on31/07/2013

Online registration has now closed

Scientific Organisers: Derek Davies (CRUK) and Rachael Walker (Cambridge)

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester

Meeting Information

As well as plenary and parallel sessions with invited speakers and selected talks, there will be several Commercial workshops, a large exhibition and the opportunity to network with flow and image cytometrists from all over Europe and beyond. Please see below for the workshop programme and link to abstracts. 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. Please see below for a list of exhibiting and sponsoring companies, along with workshop titles.

Please click here for a provisional programme.

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Vera Donnenberg (Pittsburg, USA) - Cancer Stem Cells: a decade later
Albert Donnenberg (Pittsburgh, USA) - Cell analysis in the cellular therapy Lab
Pratip Chattopadhyay (NIH, USA) - Good to the Last Drop: Getting the Most Out of Cytometry Experiments
Caroline Dive (Manchester, UK) - Circulating Tumour Cells, enumeration and beyond
Tomas Kalina (Prague, Czech Republic) - Quality Control in polychromatic Flow Cytometry - EuroFlow interlaboratory standardization
Douglas Kell (BBSRC) "Open access: how and why"

Abstract submission

We invite 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 Victoria Masters 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  • Abstracts should be primarily based on new, unpublished research.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. 

Notification of acceptance: 10th May 2013

Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee a place at the meeting – please remember to register!

flowcytometryUK Bursaries

flowcytometryUK logoflowcytometryUK operates an annual bursary fund to enable members to attend meetings both in the UK and worldwide. We will specifically fund attendance at relevant meetings. flowcytometryUK would like to provide funds of up to £150 for attendance at our biennial conference, flowcytometryUK2013. These bursaries are available for members who have had an abstract accepted. Applications should be submitted by 30th April 2013.

All applications should be addressed to and include an outline of the request and details of the meeting (form below). flowcytometryUK should be acknowledged in your presentation.

To download the bursary application form, click here.

BioLegend Travel Awards

The Travel Award is a monthly drawing held by BioLegend to award one lucky winner with a cash grant of £300 to help sponsor the winners trip to any scientific conference, or meeting of their choosing anywhere in the world. This contest is open to all Post-docs, Junior Faculty (Assistant Professors or equivalent) and Graduate Students anywhere in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There is absolutely no purchase necessary or any obligation to BioLegend of any kind!

For further details please visit

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3 Complimentary registrations for flowcytometryUK members

In addition to bursaries, flowcytometryUK would like to provide complementary registration to three of our members – no abstract submission is required.
Applications from staff of clinical laboratories, from PhD students and from staff of core facilities are invited.
The application should consist of a personal essay detailing why this meeting would be important and also a supporting letter from a Laboratory manager, supervisor or line manager. Applications should be address to and should be submitted by 30th April 2013.

Registration has now closed

Registration fees were:

RMS Member no accommodation £185; Non Member no accommodation £215; Student no accommodation £160


The hotel is now fully booked. If you require accommodation there are a variety of hotels in Manchester at a range of good rates. The nearest to Manchester Conference Centre is the Hotel Ibis Manchester on Princess Street.

If you have registered already with accommodation, the nights of the 29th and 30th July are included.

Further Information

The meeting is due to start at 11.00 on Monday 29th July and finish at 16.30 on Wednesday 31st July.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

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If you would be interested in exhibting, sponsoring or holding a commercial workshop at the event please contact Chloe Goode

Commerical Workshops

eBioscience - 1 hour session on Wednesday 31st July at 11.30-12.30 'Data analysis with Flowlogic software'

BD Biosciences - 1 hour session on Tuesday 30th July at 13.15-14.15 'See the Next Generation in Flow Cytometry'

Bio-Rad - 1 hour session on Tuesday 30th July at 11.15-12.15 'Democratize Cell Sorting'

Cronus Technologies - 1 hour session on Wednesday 31st July at 11.30-12.30 (title tbc)

DVS Sciences - 1 hour session on Monday 29th July at 15.30-16.30 'Uniquely CyTOF®: Fundamentals and Applications of Mass Cytometry'

Life Technologies - 1 hour session on Monday 29th July at 15.30-16.30 'Making the most of your Violet Laser: Novel and Advanced Tools from Mollecular Probes'

Partec - 1 hour session on Tuesday 30th July at 11.15-12.15 'The Award Winning Partec Cyflow Cube New Technology'

Propel Labs - 1 hour session on Tuesday 30th July at 13.15-14.15 'Co-Lase diode laser upgrades enhancing the performance of Cyan and MoFlo Systems' and 'Utilising the Propel Labs' Nanoview option for MoFlo and MoFlo XDP to visualise particles less than 200nm'

Sony Biotechnology - 1 hour session on Monday 29th July at 15.30-16.30 'New Technologies in Single Cell Analysis and Sorting by Sony Biotechnology Inc.'

All abstracts will follow shortly.