Workshop on Applications of Flow Cytometry
Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) or Flow Cytometry is widely used in basic and clinical research. To harness the real power of this state of art technique, appropriate experimental designing and accurate analysis of FACS data are crucial. Correct data analysis is not only important but also critical to adequately identify or functionally characterize the multiple cell populations of interest within the Flow Cytometry system. In this workshop, we will cover theoretical basics of flow cytometry as well as hands-on experience in preparing samples and analysis of flow cytometry data and guidelines for the correct data analysis. We will also cover FACS techniques and cell sorting
The Center of Excellence for Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine (CESC) is organising a workshop entitled:
Theoretical & Practical Workshop on Applications of Flow Cytometry in Stem Cells Research
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Gain an overview of the technology and its uses.
- Design flow cytometry experiments and report and present flow cytometry data.
- Have a understanding of how a cytometer works
- Recognize the need for good sample preparation
- Obtain Hands-on experience on staining samples for flow cytometry
- Gain knowledge on cells sorting using flow cytometry
- Understand appropriate fluorochrome choice
- Appreciate the importance of fluorescence compensation
- Have a greater understanding on how to optimize your results
- Assess publication quality material
- Be able to communicate your results to your peers
- Use appropriate controls in an experiment
- Understand the setup of a cytometer to ensure optimal data is produced
- Understand the common problems with experiments and instrumentation and how to troubleshoot them
Registration fees: 1,500 LE
Limited no. of participants, Registration will be First-Come-First-Serve basis.
Last date of Registration: Thursday, May 4, 2017
If you are interested in joining the workshop, kindly fill in the registration form.