flowcytometryUK Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural flowcytometryUK meeting will be held on 19th-20th July 2007 at King’s College, Cambridge. King’s College is a beautiful setting for this meeting and will allow onsite accommodation for delegates and the conference dinner will be held in the magnificent Great Hall.

Meeting Programme

Thursday 19th July

flowcytometryUK - Why and whereto!

Welcome and introductory remarks
Derek Davies (Cancer Research UK, London, UK)

Flow Cytometry: The early years
James V Watson (OnICS, Cambridge, UK)

Cytomics and the next-generation technologies
J Paul Robinson (Purdue University, USA)

Multicolour Flow Cytometry

Towards and effective HIV vaccine: Identifying immunological correlates of protection
Mario Roederer (Vaccine Research Center, NIH, Bethesda, USA)

PhosphoFlow: Use in dissecting signalling pathways during T cell development
Rosie Clarke (Cell Biology and Immunology, University of Dundee, UK)

Physical detection and characterisation of antigen-specific CD8+ T cell populations by flow cytometry
David Price (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford University, UK)

Applications of multiparameter flow-sorting in the cellular and molecular characterisation of leukaemia stem cells
Brian Huntly (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Cambridge, UK)

Session Chairs: Shonna Johnston (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Ian Titley (Institute of Cancer Research, Surrey, UK)

Cytometry in Stem Cell Research

Stem cell sorting: “Side population” and other strategies
Margaret Goodell (Baylor College, Texas, USA)

Multiparameter analysis of adapted and non-adapted human embryonic stem cells by flow cytometry and cell sorting: identification of clonal potential
Mark Jones (Centre for Stem Cell Biology, University of Sheffield, UK)

Embryonic stem cell research applications for flow cytometry
Rebecca Stewart (Institute of Human Genetics, University of Newcastle, UK)

Age-dependent changes in murine bone marrow side population cells
Daniel Pearce (London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, UK)

Cytometry and stem cells: Discussion
Ian Dimmick (Institute of Human Genetics, University of Newcastle, UK)

Session Chairs: Ian Dimmick (Institute of Human Genetics, University of Newcastle, UK) and Rachael Walker (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, Cambridge, UK)

Friday 20th July

Clinical Flow Cytometry

Recent advances in multiparameter immunophenotypic analysis of haematological malignancies
Alberto Orfao (Salamanca, Spain)

Dissection of a functional epistasis on a common MHC haplotype associated with multiple sclerosis
Kamil Kranc (MRC Human Immunology Unit, Oxford University, UK)

The clinical value of flow cytometry in monitoring immunity to EBV and CMV in solid organ transplantation
Brian Shenton (Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, UK)

Characterisation of monoclonal expressions of CD4+ T-large granular lymphocytes
Alberto Orfao (University of Salamanca, Spain)

Session Chairs: Ann Atzberger (Weatherall Institute of Moelcular Medicine, Oxford University, UK) and Ricardo Morilla (Institute of Cancer Research, Surrey, UK)

Emerging Cytometric Technology

Minimalist Flow Cytometry: For richer, for poorer
Howard Shapiro (Shapiro Labs, Massachusetts, USA)

Microfabricated flow cytometer for simultaneous optical and impedance measurements of phytoplankton
Giuseppe Bennazzi (School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK)

Assessing dynamic responses in thousands of individual leukocytes simultaneously: A cell population array imager
Simon Hunt (Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University, UK)

Session Chairs: Ray Hicks (Department of Medicine, Cambridge University, UK) and Peter O'Toole (Department of Biology, University of York, UK)

Emerging Cytometric Applications

Applications of CBA technology in Aberdeen
Morgan Blaylock (University of Aberdeen, UK)

Cytopeia Influx: A technical overview
Andy Riddell (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)

Applications of an imaging flow cytometer in a Cytometry Core
Greg Veltri (Cambridge Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, UK)

Cell death by apoptosis in A341 cells: Cisplatin and BRAC019 guilty as charged
Lola Martinez (London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, UK)

Back to the future: The observation of the single bacterium
Gerhard Nebe von Caron (Unipath Ltd, Bedford, UK)

Screening for plant biocatalysts using reactivity based probes
Aileen Congreve (Department of Chemistry, University of Durham, UK)

Session Chairs: Derek Davies (London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, UK) and Richard Grenfell (Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)


We are grateful for the administrative help of the Royal Microscopical Society.

This meeting would also not be possible without our sponsors.

Major sponsors: BD Biosciences, Cambridge Biosciences, CompuCyte, Dako

Other sponsors: AbD SErotec, BeckmanCoulter, Bender MedSystems, Biostatus, Cadama Medical, Chroma, Cronus Technologies, Cytek Development, Distrilab, FlowJo, Guava Technologies, Invitrogen, Miltenyi Biotech, New England Biolabs, Park Scientific, Partec

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