Scientific Organisers: Derek Davies & Rachael Walker
This event will consist of both plenary talks from invited speakers and parallel sessions with selected talks, alongside several commercial workshops, a large exhibition and the opportunity to network with flow and image cytometrists from all over Europe and beyond. 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.
Registrations for this event have now closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Karina@rms.org.uk.
Exhibitions Manager & Corporate Member Liaison
Currently on Maternity Leave
We are now inviting abstracts for poster presentations - please note abstract submission for oral presentations are now closed. Sessions will be themed according to abstracts received. All abstracts will be reviewed and assigned to a session.
- Abstracts should be sent as Word documents electronically to Karina Lang 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- Abstracts should be primarily based on new, unpublished research.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.
- 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. You will be notified of receipt electronically and your abstract will be assigned a reference number that will be used in subsequent correspondence.
Deadline for abstract submission: 27th April 2018
Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee a place at the meeting – please remember to register!
- 12:00 Lunch and Registration
- 13:00 Welcome and Introduction
- 13:15 Session 1: Elaine Dziernak and 2 submitted talks to be confirmed
- 15:00 Tea and Exhibition
- 15:30 4 Commercial Workshops running parallel
- 16:30 4 Scientific Workshops running in parallel
- 17:45 Andrea Cossarizza
- 18:30 Posters and Buffet
- 09:00 Session 2: Herve Luce and 2 submitted talks to be confirmed
- 10:45 Tea and Exhibition
- 11:15 4 Commercial Workshops to run parallel
- 12:15 Lunch
- 13:15 Session 3: Scottish Cytometry Society Session
- 15:00 4 Scientific Workshops to run parallel
- 16:00 Tea and Exhibition
- 16:30 Session To Be Confirmed
- 18:00 Garry Nolan - Pathology from the molecular scale on up ISAC lecture
- 19:00 Drinks/Dinner
- 09:00 Session 4: Doreen Cantrell and 1 submitted talk to be confirmed
- 10:15 4 Commercial Workshops to run parallel
- 11:15 Tea and Exhibition
- 11:45 4 Scientific Workshops to run parallel
- 12:45 Session 5: Steve Rees - The use of Complex Cellular Assays for Novel Target Identification and High Throughput Screening
- 13:30 Lunch and Departure
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).
Prof. Doreen Cantrell
University of Dundee
Professor Doreen Cantrell is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. Her research interests are focused on T lymphocyte development and activation, a key process to the comprehension and manipulation of mammalian immune responses. She has published over 180 research papers and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and EMBO in 2000, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2005 and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2011. She was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the 2014 New Year Honours for her services to the UK Science.
Prof. Andrea Coassarizza
University of Modena
Prof. Elain Dzierzak
University of Edinburgh
Dr Hervé Luche
Dr Garry Nolan
Dr. Nolan is the Rachford and Carlota A. Harris Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained with Leonard Herzenberg (for his Ph.D.) and Nobelist Dr. David Baltimore (for postdoctoral work for the first cloning/characterization of NF-?B p65/ RelA and the development of rapid retroviral production systems). He has published over 220 research articles and is the holder of 20 US patents, and has been honored as one of the top 25 inventors at Stanford University.
Dr Steve Rees
In March 2017 Steve was appointed as Vice-President of the Discovery Biology department at AstraZeneca with global accountability for protein and cellular reagent generation and assay development, functional genomics and chemical biology. Prior to this Steve led the Screening Sciences and Sample Management department and successfully implemented strategies for hit identification, compound profiling, sample management and open innovation. Steve has led multiple international collaborations and has authored >65 scientific papers. Steve is currently Chair of the European Laboratory Research and Innovation group (ELRIG), has served as Chair of the SLAS Europe Council, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Axol Biosciences, LifeArc and the Centre for Membrane Protein and Receptor research at the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham.
The meeting is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 18 July at 13:00, with a light lunch and access to the exhibition from 12:00.
The University of Edinburgh
Pollock Halls Campus
John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC)
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY
The registration fees are as follows:
Standard rate including accommodation £425
RMS Member rate including accommodation £395
Student rate including accommodation £360
Standard rate £275
RMS Member rate £245
Student rate £210
The accommodation package includes two nights accommodation from Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Friday 20 July. An additional nights accommodation is available for Tuesday 17 July for £97.50. If once you have made your booking you would like to add this option, please email Karina@rms.org.uk.
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.
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