Scientific Organisers: Derek Davies (Francis Crick Institute), Andy Filby (University of Newcastle), Rachael Walker (Babraham Institute)
This event will consist of themed plenary sessions with talks from invited speakers. There will also be parallel scientific workshops organised by members of the cytometry community and parallel commercial workshops. There will be a large exhibition and the opportunity to network with flow and image cytometrists from all over Europe and beyond. The meeting 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 note we are not yet accepting abstracts for submission.
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- Abstracts should be primarily based on new, unpublished research
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Mr Derek Davies
Flow Cytometry Section Chair
The 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 Rachael Walker
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).
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 Ryan Brinkman
BC Cancer Research
Dr. Ryan Brinkman’s research is focused on developing and applying flow cytometry bioinformatics approaches to advance our understanding of human health and disease. Early work centered on creating the required data standards and a free, open source computational infrastructure to support high throughput computational statistical analysis of flow data. Recent efforts have concentrated around developing complete analysis pipelines that cover all the steps from flow cytometry data pre-processing to automated gating and biomarker discovery. Dr. Brinkman is also applying these methodologies as part of collaborative projects, primarily in the area of immunotherapy clinical trials. Dr. Brinkman is also active in the community as Chair of ISAC’s Data Standards Task Force and leadership of Flow Repository and FlowCAP efforts. Dr. Brinkman was the 2018 ISAC Distinguished Service Awardee.
Admittance to this event is for registered and authorised attendees. Unfortunately we cannot permit access to visitors or allow non-registered persons to enter the meeting or exhibition areas. If you have any questions, please contact the RMS contact for this event.
The meeting is scheduled to begin on 15 July at 13.00, with a light lunch and access to the exhibition from 12:00. Please note these timings are provisional and may change.
Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre
53 Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2RS
The hotel and conference centre are on Edgbaston Park Road, near to the University of Birmingham’s other conference facilities. From Birmingham city centre, it’s a 2-mile drive to the hotel, which should take around 11 minutes. University train station is a 15-minute walk, with a high-frequency 6-minute service direct to Birmingham New Street.
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