7 - 10 March 2022, Clinical Module 14 March 2022, Online

This course, which will run over four half-days from Monday 7 March to Thursday 10 March 2022, plus one optional additional Clinical Module on Monday 14 March 2022.  The course will cover the basics of analysis for a number of different applications including antibody phenotyping, DNA and cell cycle kinetics, cell proliferation and death, and functional studies. There will also be the opportunity to explore high-dimensional analysis using dimensionality reduction and clustering techniques.

Pre-recorded lectures will be provided in advance of the meeting with live small group practical sessions in the afternoons.  It will run in the afternoon UK time to make it more accessible to those in other time zones (14:00 GMT/15:00 CET/09:00 EST).  The Clinical Module on Monday 14 March 2022 will be a full day UK time (09:00 GMT/10:00 CET/04:00 EST).

Delegates will be able to use data files (which will be provided) and follow along with directed analysis by the course demonstrators. Analysis will be performed in either FlowJo or FCS Express and Applications specialists will also form part of the demonstrator team.

This course is open to all and is suitable for those who are relatively new to flow cytometry and who wish to expand their experience with applications and specific analysis.

Scientific Organisers

  • Derek Davies

    Mr Derek Davies

    Flow Cytometry Section Vice Chair

    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.

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    Dr Karen Hogg

    Flow Cytometry Section Chair

    University of York
    Karen is currently a Senior Experimental Officer at the University of York, Bioscience Technology Facility.  Karen underpins the scientific service within the Imaging and Cytometry Laboratory and takes a lead role in the research, operation and method development of cell sorting and analysis.  As such, Karen’s expertise is utilized for a wide range of diverse applications both within and external to the Department of Biology.  Karen is also a co-organizer and tutor on multiple flow cytometry courses throughout the UK.  She got her BSc, Joint Honours in Biology and Biochemistry at Keele University, U.K. 1991-1995; then obtained her MSc in Applied Parasitology & Medical Entomology from the University of Liverpool, U.K. 1995-1996; then proceeded to obtain her Phd. from the School of Biology, University of Leeds, U.K. 1996-1999

  • Peter O'Toole

    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.

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    Steve Couzens

    University of Wales College of Medicine
    Steve is the current head of the Immunophenotyping laboratory in the Department of Haematology at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. Having started as a Biomedical Scientist, Steve undertook the STP Equivalence process in 2014 and is now registered as a Clinical Scientist with the HCPC. He passed the RCPath Part 2 examination in 2015. Steve is a member of a number of expert groups including the Multi-Colour Immunophenotyping Group (MIG) and organises the clinical module of the annual RMS International Flow Cytometry Course.


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    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.