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Course Aim

Suitable for absolute beginners this workshop provides an introduction to cell identification using flow and mass cytometry (CyTOF) with an overview of the technologies themselves, including a visit to the Helios within the Mass Cytometry facility, and interactive sessions where participants will design cytometry panels and interpret cytometry data.

By the end of this workshop participants will have a basic foundation in cytometry enabling them to interpret cytometric data and confidently consider cytometry as a potential research tool.

Course Format

This course will take place as a workshop with presentations interspersed with interactive sessions.

Course content


1. Flow Cytometry Overview
2. Interactive session – Generate a flow cytometry panel to investigate specific cell types
3. Mass Cytometry Overview
4. Cell clustering and identification methods in CyTOF
5. Interactive session - Analyse and interpret flow cytometry and CyTOF data

Course length

Total course length is 3 hours (3 sections of 30 min lecture plus 2 interactive sessions of 30 mins).

Participant numbers

 Maximum 24  

Booking Instructions

Please read the updated instructions before booking. 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance. These have been updated for Trinity Term 2019.

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This course is scheduled in Trinity term.

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Monday, 17 June 2019, 1pm to 4pm

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Thursday, 20 June 2019, 2pm to 5pm

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Friday, 21 June 2019, 2pm to 4.30pm

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