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4-Day Intensive Hands-On Course (York, 22-25 Jan)

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Basics through to more advanced techniques

22-25 January 2019,  in the friendly and historic city of York - UK

Instructors will include

Peter O'Toole (University of York)
Derek Davies (CRICK)
Karen Hogg (University of York - RMS medal winner for Flow Cytometry 2017)
Ian Brotherick (BeckmanCoulter)

This highly regarded and successful course (with feedback over 13 years giving 100% recommended and overall average scoring of excellent in all aspects and comments below from delegates across 6 continents) is an intensive, hands-on, four-day training course in the varied techniques using flow cytometry. Please see recent comments at bottom of email.

The course will initially cover basic flow cytometry (including multicolour compensation, phenotyping) and then rapidly move on to the more advanced applications. These will include cell cycle, apoptosis, cell proliferation, GFP and other fluorescent proteins, FRET and receptor quantification. The course has been designed to allow the participant to gain experience of what a flow cytometer is capable and to raise awareness of the problems that can be encountered.

An essential feature of our course is the unique combination of practical, laboratory-based work with both taught and tutorial-style classroom sessions with the majority of time spent on the instruments.

The Technology Facility labs are extremely well equipped for modern flow cytometry, including 2 x 9 colour BeckmanCoulter CyAn ADP analysers, 16 colour BD Fortessa X-20, 20 colour Coulter CytoFlex LX, 12 colour CytoFlex S, 16 colour MoFlo Astrios EQ. Participants will have the opportunity to analyse their own samples during the free format session or to cover previous work where appropriate.

Accommodation (en-suite), breakfast and lunches will be provided for the length of the course.  Evening meals will be provided on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Places are limited to 12 participants to permit full hands-on practice, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

York itself (, is one of the friendliest, warm welcoming and international cities in the UK. Steeped in history from Roman times through to the Vikings, the mega York Minster to the National Rail Museum, and of course, the famous medieval streets and city walls themselves.

For further information, please visit the course website at:
or contact Marie Highes 01904 328821,

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