Flow Cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Section was established specifically to encourage communication between cytometrists in both clinical and research laboratories.

About

The Flow Cytometry Section was formed in 1988. The Committee is made up from a cross section of cytometrists representing research, clinical and industrial aspects of flow cytometry. Collectively, the Committee acts as a point of contact for information and advice. We try to represent a cross-section of disciplines and support our members with a series of educational and scientific meetings throughout the year (meetings, courses and workshops). We are also recognised by the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) as an ‘Associated Society’.     

The Committee oversees the running of several well-established meetings.

  1. An annual week-long course aimed at beginners and those who want to expand their knowledge of flow cytometry. It comprises a two-day introduction to flow cytometry and then three days on either research or clinical applications.
  2. The Flow Facilities Meeting which is held annually during the first working week of the year.
  3. FlowcytometryUK, which alternates annually between a one-day meeting and a three-day meeting.

In addition, several one-day focussed meetings are organised when appropriate and in the past these have been on data analysis, cell sorting, and DNA analysis by flow cytometryThese can also be run in collaboration with other Societies e.g. the British Society of Immunology and can be scientific or training courses.

The Flow Cytometry medal is awarded once every two years at the flowcytometryUK meeting, and the aim of this is to celebrate outstanding work applying cytometric techniques in the field of immunology or cell biology. The medal is open to applicants worldwide who have been engaged in independent research for less than 10 years, or are in a tenured academic, or clinical, support role.

Anyone working in the field of cytometry is welcome to come forward with ideas for courses and you are encouraged to contact the section Committee if you would like to help.

The RMS is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive Society and encourages diversity across all activities and in the membership of our committees and groups.

If you are interested in joining any of the committees in the future, please contact Allison Winton.

RMS Section Awards

Launched in 2014, the Section Awards (formerly known as the Medal Series) recognise those who have made significant contributions to the field of microscopy. The RMS Section Awards celebrate outstanding scientific achievements across all areas of microscopy and flow cytometry with each RMS Science Section able to select a winner for their own award. 

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Award for Flow Cytometry

Committee 

Dr Karen Hogg

Dr Karen Hogg

Flow Cytometry Section Chair, University of York

Dr Gareth Howell

Dr Gareth Howell

Flow Cytometry Section Deputy Chair, University of Manchester

Jessica Back

Jessica Back

Wayne State University

Mr Derek Davies

Mr Derek Davies

The Francis Crick Institute

Irene Del Molino Del Barrio

Irene Del Molino Del Barrio

Early Career Representative, GlaxoSmithKline

Dr Helen Ferry

Dr Helen Ferry

University of Oxford

Yanping Guo

Yanping Guo

Early Career Committee Deputy Chair, Outreach Representative, University College London

Rajeev Gupta

Rajeev Gupta

University College London

Dr Andrea Holme

Dr Andrea Holme

University of Aberdeen

Dr Robert Jepras

Dr Robert Jepras

GlaxoSmithKline

Dr Katy Moffat

Dr Katy Moffat

The Pirbright Institute

Dr Barry Moran

Dr Barry Moran

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mrs Niga Nawroly

Mrs Niga Nawroly

Outreach & Education Committee Representative, ACEA Biosciences

Dr Hilary Sandig

Dr Hilary Sandig

Cancer Research UK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories

Dr Rachael Walker

Dr Rachael Walker

Babraham Institute

AGM

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Flow Cytometry Section of the Royal Microscopical Society, took place at the flowcytometryUK meeting in Birmingham on 21 July 2022.

All the Society’s AGMs are free to attend for both members and non-members.