September 2020

Virtual Flow Cytometry Data Course

14/09/20 00:00 - 17/09/20


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In the absence of this years Flow Cytometry Course, the RMS is offering an interactive course on flow cytometric data analysis.

Scientific Organisers: Peter O'Toole, Derek Davies, Steve Couzens, Karen Hogg

This course, which will run over 4 half-days, 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.

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

Crick-Memorial Sloan Kettering Webinar

18/09/20 18:00 - 18/09/20


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The next Crick-Memorial Sloan Kettering Webinar will be held on Friday 18th September.

We will be looking at some of the issues that can lead to incorrect compensation in flow cytometry; as usual it will be a mix of theory and practical brought to you by Derek Davies (Francis Crick Institute, London), and Kathy Daniels and Rui Gardner (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York).

When carrying out multicolor Flow Cytometry experiments, you may run into scenarios where your data do not look as expected. In this Open Flow session, we will review in depth the rules of compensa-on and how our data can suffer when we do not follow them. This will be done utilizing the automatic compensation built into the sofware and a four color experiment.

Core Facility Leadership and Management Course

22/09/20 00:00 - 09/10/20


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The 2020 course is held in eight half day online sessions between 22 September and 9 October through the Zoom Video Conferencing Software.

Registration deadline for the 2020 Core Facility Leadership and Management Course by GerBI-GMB and hfp consulting: 31 August 2020



We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Core Facility Leadership and Management Course by GerBI-GMB and hfp consulting will be extended to four full days (as eight half-day sessions in the online format), in response to the feedback provided by the participants of the course in 2019. The concept of core facilities, central hubs for demanding technical and analytics services, is rapidly changing how science is carried out at many research institutions. Core facility managers, often academically trained scientists, find themselves in a variety of different roles that demand a broad set of skills they traditionally haven’t been taught in their career. Managing budgets, structuring the facility to work most productively, recruiting the right people, negotiating with partners, clients and vendors, dealing with hierarchy and addressing role conflicts are some of the challenges core facility managers typically face. GerBI-GMB in collaboration with hfp consulting, a group specialised in supporting scientists to improve their leadership and management skills, have developed an intense, interactive and highly specialised workshop that addresses these challenges.   Please find an event report about the GerBI Core Facility Management Course for Imaging Specialists 2014 in: Imaging & Microscopy (page 12)

Course description

In this practical course, designed specifically for core facility managers in the life sciences, you will learn how to:

  • Balance your different roles
  • Build a productive team culture
  • Deal with conflicts constructively
  • Manage your time better
  • Delegate tasks more effectively
  • Deal with different personalities in the team
  • Position your facility in your organisation strategically
  • Negotiate more effectively
  • Hire the right people
  • Manage your budget

We approach these topics practically. Short theoretical inputs are followed by extensive exercises. Our goal is to increase the impact of the training by immediately applying the concepts we teach in partner exercises, case studies, and simulations during the workshop. The course language is English.

Course timeline


  • Tuesday, 22 Sep
  • Thursday, 24 Sep
  • Monday, 28 Sep
  • Wednesday, 30 Sep
  • Friday, 2 Oct
  • Monday, 5 Oct
  • Wednesday, 7 Oct
  • Friday, 9 Oct

The online course will take place in eight complementary half-day sessions. Each session will last 3.5 hours (including a break), from 09:00 - 12:30 CEST.

ICCS 2020 Virtual Meeting

28/09/20 09:00 - 30/09/20


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World Experts. Your Colleagues. All are Invited.

The ICCS 2020 Virtual Meeting is designed for Laboratory Directors, Physicians, Laboratory Managers and Supervisors, Clinical Laboratory Scientists/Medical Technologists, and Residents/ Fellows.

Live Events from September 28 - 30, 2020
On-Demand (recorded) Material until October 31, 2020

The goals of this virtual meeting is to to help participants increase their knowledge of current tools and technologies available for patient sample analysis, better understand the accepted methodologies and benchmarks for patient sample analysis and diagnosis, and to increase their competence in using analytical software applications.

German Society of Cytometry (DGfZ)

28/09/20 09:00 - 02/10/20


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Annual Meeting 2020 goes online

Dear DGfZ members, dear friends of Cytometry,

we are very pleased to invite you to our virtual 30th Anniversary conference of the German Society of Cytometry (DGfZ) from 28.09. – 02.10.2020.

Due to the current pandemic situation, we cannot welcome you personally in Berlin. However, science does not stand still – quite the contrary, cytometry is of great importance now. For that reason, and also because of the 30th Anniversary of the DGfZ conference, we would like to send a positive signal in the form of a new format, namely an online conference: DGfZ will become DiGiFZ 2020 – a digital forum for cytometry in a completely new, exciting format via ZOOM!

We have adapted the program for this purpose:

Of course, we will celebrate the society´s 30th Anniversary with a lecture by Günther Valet, one of the founding fathers of the DGfZ. We are especially pleased that we could win exciting speakers as Michael Dustin for the keynote lecture and Andrea Cossarizza for a Cutting Edge Session on the topic of COVID-19 cytometry.

Our popular Product Slam format will be available online this year and an interactive poster session, where even a poster prize will be awarded. Core facility managers will have the chance to exchange their expertise in our Core Facility Session.

Our partners from industry will present their brand new products and developments in form of a virtual exhibition, in the form of webinars, which start even before the conference begins: Between 28.09. and 02.10., there will be nine Satellite Webinars, including a raffle with great prizes!

Please check out the program for more details – the registration portal is online now: Register here

We hope for your understanding that there will be no call for the Goerttler Prize this year.

Today we would like to invite you to play a part in making this meeting not only an Anniversary for cytometry, but also to set new milestones for the online communication of the community.

I am looking forward to welcoming you to DiGiFZ 2020!

Anja Hauser

Program overview

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14/09/20 08:00 - 16/09/21

Lisbon, Portugal

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Core Facilities are key-players in modern institutions. Their still emergent role inevitably entails new paradigms regarding their scope and structure. The CTLS2021 conference aims to address several of these points, contributing to shape the future of the technical and scientific landscape of life sciences in Europe.

Nuno Moreno, Chair of the CTLS2021  steering committee