Flow Cytometry Facilities Meeting 2022


This event will be taking place between
Monday 10 January - Tuesday 11 January 2022

The meeting will be held virtually. The meeting is very much focused on defining our identity as core technologists, both in terms of career structure and recognition from grant funding agencies.  We will also focus on new and emerging technologies as well as operational aspects of running and working in a core.  Presentations will be given from those working in or using core facilities and our industry colleagues. There will be ample time in the programme for discussion.   

The meeting will open at 14:00 GMT (09:00 EST, 15:00 CET) on the Monday and it is anticipated to finish by 18:00 GMT (13:00 EST, 19:00 CET). It will resume again on Tuesday at 11:00 GMT with a UK focussed session and then the afternoon session will start again at 14:00 GMT (09:00 EST, 15:00 CET) and it is anticipated to finish by 18:00 GMT (13:00 EST, 19:00 CET).

 


Scientific Organisers

  • Dr Alexis Conway

    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Alexis is a Flow Cytometry Specialist and Graduate Coordinator at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Adjunct Professor at University at Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo State College. She was awarded the prestigious accolade of Shared Resource Laboratory “Emerging Leader” (SRL-EL) by the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) in 2020. Her main interest is developing scientific educational programs for scientist and the lay public with particular focus on youth. She hopes this will transcend traditional scientific educational boundaries by informing SRL’s how to successfully plan public outreach events.  She is currently developing a “blue-print” curriculum for a comprehensive graduate-level training course.  Her scientific research interests and areas of specialty include spectral flow cytometry particularly in clinical/translational setting such as high-dimensional immunophenotyping and minimal residual disease testing; the role of circulating hematopoietic progenitor cells in acute inflammation and cardiovascular disease; and understanding the immune regulatory role of exosomes derived from tumors.

  • Mr Derek Davies

    The Francis Crick Institute
    Derek is the National Science Technology Platform (STP) Training Lead at the Francis Crick Institute in London where his role is to develop Educational and Training courses to support Biomedical Research in the UK and beyond. 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 Yasmin Haque

    King's College London
    Yasmin is an experienced immunologist and has managed the flow cytometry facility at King's College London since 2015.  The facility specialises in the provision of services in the academic and translational clinical research arena.  Yasmin is passionate about providing high quality technical support to researchers and collaborate with multiple stakeholders from leading pharmaceutical companies.  She is currently involved in the immuno-phenotyping of cells from clinical trial patients and various surgical tissues.   

  • Dr Peter O'Toole

    RMS Vice President

    University of York
    Peter heads the Imaging and Cytometry Labs within the Technology Facility at the University of York which includes an array of confocal microscopes, flow cytometers and electron microscopes. Peter gained his PhD in the Cell Biophysics Laboratory at the University of Essex and has been involved in many aspects of fluorescence imaging. Research is currently focused on both technology and method development of novel probes and imaging modalities. 

    Peter has ongoing collaborations with many leading microscopy and cytometry companies and his group also provides research support to many academics and commercial organisations. Peter is also heavily involved with teaching microscopy and flow cytometry which includes organising and teaching on both the RMS Light Microscopy Summer School and the RMS Practical Flow Cytometry courses.

  • Sukhveer Purewal

    The Francis Crick Institute
    Sukhveer is the Deputy Head of the Flow Cytometry Scientific Technology Platform at The Francis Crick Institute. The Flow Cytometry STP contains several cell sorters and analytical flow cytometers including mass, imaging and spectral cytometers. Sukhveer has many years of practical experience in flow cytometry across many of the technology platforms and routinely collaborates, teaches and assists researchers with all questions in relation to flow cytometry. Sukhveer also teaches on the RMS Virtual Flow Cytometry Data Analysis courses.

  • Dr Rachael Sheridan

    Van Andel Institute
    Rachael heads the flow cytometry core at the Van Andel Isntitute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is on the board of directors for the Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cyometry Association (GLIIFCA) where she served as the GLIIFCA president in 2019 and was elected as an ISAC SRL Emerging Leader (2020-2023). Rachael enjoys teaching the basics of flow cytometry to novice users and developing novel assays to address biological questions by flow cytometry. She is currently interested in finding ways to incorporate multiple metabolic readouts into multi-omic studies at the flow cytometry stage.