The Flow Cytometry Section was established specifically to encourage communication between cytometrists in both clinical and research laboratories.
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Dr Richard Grenfell
Flow Cytometry Section Chair
Cancer Research UK
After studying Chemistry at Salford University, Richard worked in the oligonucleotide synthesis group at the MRC’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, before changing direction and running the flow cytometry equipment for the LMB for 8 years. Moving to Cancer Research UK, Richard runs the Flow Cytometry core facility at the Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute, at Cambridge University. Richard is involved with local, national and international cytometry groups.
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).
Mr Mark Cheetham
Mark currently looks after the European interests of Propel Labs Inc, a Fort Collins based company developing Flow Cytometry solutions for both individual users and corporate entities. Mark started his Flow Cytometry career in 1984 running a facility at Guy’s Hospital, London. Since then he has worked for Flow Cytometer manufacturers, training and supporting customers as well as launching and marketing new systems. He has been lucky enough to be involved in the development of several successful software, hardware and reagent products. During his career Mark has been very active in the education of both new and advanced Flow Cytometry users. He has participated in many UK and International courses presenting on the principles and applications of Flow Cytometry.
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 Andy Filby
Newcastle University Centre for Life
Dr Filby obtained his PhD from the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Mill Hill, London where he studied the role of the Src family kinases Lck and Fyn in T cell function. He is currently head of the Flow Cytometry Core Facilit (FCCF) at Newcastle University leading a dedicated team of flow cytometry specialists with the sole aim of providing a comprehensive, cutting edge cytometry resource to the wider research community at Newcastle University and beyond. A significant part of his focus is the development of novel cytometry-based techniques that have underpinned several high profile publications in journals including Science and Cell. He also received the Cytometry Part A paper of the year accolade in 2011. He specialises in Imaging Flow Cytometry and the use of fluorescence dyes to track cell proliferation. Dr Filby is also an International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Shared Resource Laboratory Emerging Leader (SRL-EL) and is heavily involved in a number of educational initiatives for cytometry at both national and international levels.
Dr Andrew Herman
University of Bristol
Andy is the Director of the Flow Cytometry Facility at the University of Bristol. He trained as an immunologist after receiving a BS in Microbiology at the University of Maryland and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Virginia. He is involved in teaching and research in his role running a core facility for the users across the university and the wider scientific community.
Dr Gareth Howell
University of Manchester
Gareth is the Flow Cytometry Facility Manager at the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Manchester.
Dr Robert Jepras
Mr Ricardo Morilla
Royal Marsden Hospital
Ricardo Morilla is a Clinical Scientist and the Head of Immunophenotyping. The laboratory is part of the Haemato-Oncology Section for the integrated study of leukaemia and lymphoma.
He runs a flow cytometry diagnostic service which is strongly involved in the practice and teaching of haemato-ocology diagnosis, including many applications into clinical diagnostics such as cell immunophenotyping, stem cell transplantation, PNH and minimal residual disease detection. Ricardo is a member of the MIG UK group which is a national group working on the multicolour immunophenotyping guidelines for the UK. He participates as a lecturer in the Royal Microscopical Society’s courses and meetings. He also organises an annual meeting on the Laboratory Diagnosis of Haemato-Oncology disorders. His main research interest is the multiparameter analysis of the leukaemic cells. He is enthusiastic to work in the RMS with other experts in the field to promote and disseminate flow cytometry knowledge and skills at many levels and to encourage national and international networking.
Mrs Niga Nawroly
Niga is a qualified immunologist from Imperial College London with 10 years’ experience of the management of a successful flow cytometry facility. She has also worked for a number of flow cytometry reagents and instrumentation companies. She is interested in education in flow cytometry either as an organiser or a teacher/trainer. She has been an active member of the Flow Cytometry Committee for a number of years.
Mr Dan Payne
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Dan is the Principal Clinical Scientist for the Leicester Royal Infirmary Clinical Immunophenotyping Service and Clinical Lead for flow cytometry in empath pathology; a service covering Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire hospitals. The empath flow cytometry services form part of a comprehensive Immunology and Haemato-Oncology service for integrated diagnostics. Dan is a member of the MIG UK group and the UK PNH Diagnostic interest group. He has participated in advisory boards and as a lecturer in a number of courses within the UK and Europe.
Dr Ian Titley
Flow Cytometry Representative infocus Editorial Board
Institute of Cancer Research
Ian gained his PhD at King’s College Hospital, London in 1994. From there he moved to the Institute of Cancer Research at South Kensington to run a research flow cytometry facility and moved in 2007 to do the same for the Institute at its Sutton, Surrey campus. He is a member of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer.
Dr Fredrik Wallberg DipRMS
Fredrik runs the flow Cytometry Facility at the Chelsea campus of Institute of Cancer Research. He has been the manager since 2006. He is also involved in time lapse microscopy, confocal microscopy and high content microscopy. Before he joined the Institute of cancer research he worked both in Sweden and the Netherlands with flow Cytometry. He has succesfully completed the RMS Diploma in which his project focussed on cell death and time lapse microscopy.
Committee members are nominated from the RMS membership to represent the views of all cytometer users, and collectively to act as a point of contact for information and advice. This is a National Flow Cytometry Society, and is recognised by the International Society for Analytical Cytology (ISAC) as an 'Associated Society'.
Training courses are organised and run at regular intervals. These range from half-day workshops integrated into conferences run by other scientific societies, to single-day workshops and meetings, culminating with a one week comprehensive course.
The AGM of the RMS Flow Cytometry Section took place on Thursday 21 July 2016 in Leeds during the flowcytometryUK meeting.Download the 2016 Flow Cytometry Section AGM Minutes
The next AGM of the RMS Flow Cytometry Committee will take place on Wednesday 13 September at the RMS Flow Cytometry Course in York.