Scientific Organisers: Derek Davies (Francis Crick Institute), Andy Filby (University of Newcastle) and Rachael Walker (Babraham Institute)
This meeting 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.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday 30 April
We are now inviting abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations at this year’s meeting. Sessions will be themed according to abstracts received. All abstracts will be reviewed by our scientific organising committee and assigned to sessions. Please note, if you submit an oral presentation abstract, it may be accepted as a poster presentation instead.
Information for Submission
Abstracts should be sent as word documents electronically to Katie Reynolds at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should follow the below guidelines.
- Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words
- The title should be less than 225 characters
- For each author, enter full name and affiliation, please also indicate the presenting author
- Please indicate whether you wish your abstract to be considered for an oral or poster presentation
- Before submission, authors should be confident that they can attend the meeting
Accuracy of the abstract is the responsibility of the author(s). 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.
You will be notified of receipt of submission via email. Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee a place at the meeting – please remember to register!
Mr Derek Davies
Flow Cytometry Section Chair
The Francis Crick Institute
Derek is the Science Technology Platform (STP) Training lead at the Francis Crick Institute in London. For many years prior to this he ran the flow cytometry core facility at the Crick (and its founder Institutes). His role now involves delivering high-quality education and training in flow cytometry and other technologies to end-users both at the Crick and outside. 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 flowcytometryUK meetings. 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.
Machine learning: the next frontier in cytometry
VIB and Ghent University
Yvan Saeys is associate professor of Machine Learning and Systems Immunology at VIB and Ghent University. He is developing state-of-the-art data mining and machine learning methods for biological and medical applications, and is an expert in computational models to analyze high-throughput single-cell data. The methods he develops have been shown to outperform competing techniques, including computational techniques for regulatory network inference (best performing team at the DREAM5 challenge) and biomarker discovery from high-throughput, single cell data (best performing team at the FlowCAP-IV challenge). Yvan Saeys has published >180 papers in top ranking journals and conferences, ranging from methodological development in machine learning and bioinformatics to applications in cancer, immunology and medicine.
Dr Malte Paulsen
Malte Paulsen obtained his PhD from the University of Heidelberg in 2011 working in the group of Christof Niehrs on systemsbiology of BMP signalling. During his biochemical-developmental biology orientated PhD thesis he got into a deep and long lasting relationship with Flow Cytometry. While finishing his PhD thesis he started up a small state-of-the-art Flow Core Facility at the Boehringer-Ingelheim funded Institute for Molecular Biology in Mainz, Germany. In Summer 2013, Malte transitioned to the Imperial College, London, where he led the Flow Core at the NHLI St. Mary’s campus. Here he got exposed to traditional immunological Flow Cytometry and clinical science. In Summer of 2015, he took over the lead of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at the mainlab site of the EMBL in Heidelberg. At EMBL, Malte’s lab provides a larger range of Flow services and experimental support for the full scope of developmental biology, genomics, cancer and immunology questions arising at the lab. With the push of single-cell sequencing technologies, the Flow and Genomics Core at EMBL have established fully integrate pipelines to ensure smooth and efficient services for EMBL users and external visitors.
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
We have secured a number of rooms at the Edgbaston Park Hotel & Confrence Centre where the meeting will be taking place.
If you wish to book accommodation for the nights of Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 July, please select the registration option, ‘incl. accommodation’ on the registration page.
We recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible as we have a limited allocation available to us.
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.
Please ensure that the full name or postcode is used for sat nav/taxi directions as there are two hotels in Birmingham call 'The Edgbaston'.
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