Virtual Flow Cytometry Facilities Meeting 2021

5 – 6 January 2021


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This flow cytometry facilities meeting is aimed at those managing or working in flow cytometry facilities.

This year the annual Flow Cytometry Facilities meeting is going virtual! As in previous years, the meeting is aimed at all those that run or work in a Flow Facility and seeks to address common subject matters, themes, and circumstances within the community.  We will also focus on new and emerging technologies as well as operational aspects of running, and working in, a core.  We will include presentations from current core facilities (Crib talks) and also from our industry colleagues (Technobites).  The meeting will be run over two afternoon sessions (14:30-15:30BST) to allow our American colleagues to join us. Although in a virtual format, there will be ample time in the programme for discussion and questions from the community.    

Scientific Organisers

  • 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 Karen Hogg

    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

  • Dr Peter O'Toole

    RMS Vice President

    University of York
    Peter O'Toole 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. He 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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