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We propose online and on-site courses and can adapt our offer to your needs : feel free to make suggestions !

Participants living in countries in this list may benefit from reduced prices as detailed in the course description.



May
(confirmed)
  2024-05-27
to 2024-05-29

ONLINE Lymphoma and MRD course


June
(confirmed)
  2024-06-10
to 2024-06-14

Introduction and Refresher course in Flow Cytometry


June
(confirmed)
  2024-06-17
to 2024-06-19

Diagnostic hématologique par cytométrie en flux en ligne


July
(confirmed)
  2024-07-15
to 2024-07-19

Private course in flow cytometry
(Full)


September
(planned)
  2024-09-23
to 2024-09-27

Introduction and Refresher course in Flow Cytometry
(1st Session of the CAS Flow Cytometry diploma)




All the courses

All the courses we can propose are listed below. Do not hesitate to contact us if you find a topic which might interest you.

Introduction and Refresher course in Flow Cytometry

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Introduction and Refresher course in Flow Cytometry

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Course : INTRO-01
Duration : 33 hours in 5 days (18h lectures, 15h practicals). 9am-5pm, except the last day 8am-4pm
Language : English
Target Audience : Anyone working in the biology field (either clinical or research). No requirement for prior knowledge of flow cytometry is necessary.
Prerequisites : Basic knowledge in biology and medicine
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• the principles of FCM.
• how to perform multicolor staining experiments with adequate compensations.
• how to elaborate and apply various gating strategies for data analysis.
• the most common applications of flow cytometry in hematology and immunology.
Costs : Public Sector: 2000 CHF
Private companies: 2500 CHF
Developing Countries and students: 1200 CHF
Registration deadline: 2 weeks before the course or when the place limit is reached.



ONLINE Introduction and Refresher course in Flow Cytometry

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ONLINE Introduction and Refresher course in Flow Cytometry

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Course : ONL_INTRO-17
Duration : 6 sessions of 1.5 h over 2 weeks, 2-3.30PM CET (e.g 8-9:30am EST, 4-5:30pm GST)
Language : English
Target Audience : Anyone working in the biology field (either clinical or research) No requirement of prior knowledge of flow cytometry is necessary.
Prerequisites : Basic knowledge in cell biology or medicine.
Courses objectives : Sessions:
April 15, 2024: 1. Introduction to flow cytometry – what is behind the dot plot.
April 16, 2024: 2. Working principles of a flow cytometer: fluidics, optics, electronics.
April 18, 2024: 3. Fluorochromes – how to choose the best one for your application.
April 22, 2024: 4. Immunodetection – antibodies, staining, immunophenotyping.
April 23, 2024: 5. Instrument setup and compensation.
April 25, 2024: 6. Gating strategies – how to analyze flow cytometry data.

The students will learn:
• the basic principles of flow cytometry
• how to perform a simple multicolor staining experiments with adequate compensations.
• how to elaborate and apply various gating strategies for data analysis.
• the most common applications of flow cytometry in hematology and immunology.

Costs : Public Sector: 600 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 800 CHF
Developing Countries and students: 300 CHF




Advanced applications of flow cytometry

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Advanced applications of flow cytometry

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Course : ADVANCED-04
Duration : 18 hours over 3 days (9h lectures, 9h practicals).
Language : English
Target Audience : Hematologists, immunologists, laboratory heads, researchers, senior technicians, doctoral students and post-docs.
Prerequisites : Knowledge in biology, biotechnology, pharmacy, immunology, medicine or related disciplines. Previous experience in flow cytometry required
Courses objectives : The participants will learn :
• to design and perform multicolor staining experiments.
• to study cell apoptosis.
• how to avoid compensation and setting pitfalls.
• how to perform T cell activation assay.
Costs : Public Sector: 1200 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 1500 CHF
Developing Countries: 800 CHF



ONLINE advanced applications of flow cytometry

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ONLINE advanced applications of flow cytometry

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Course : ONL_ADVANCED-18
Duration : 6 sessions of 1.5 hours over 3 consecutive days, 9-10:30 & 10:45-12:15am CET
Language : English
Target Audience : Biologists, scientists, researchers, technicians
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry and practical experience, background in cell biology.
Courses objectives : Sessions:
1. Experimental and Panel Design
2. Instrument Settings & Compensations
3. Intra-cellular staining (e.g. cytokines, cell cycle, proliferation)
4. Apoptosis & Cell viability
5. Data analysis: supervised and unsupervised
6. Introduction to new tools & technologies, Q&A
Costs : Public Sector: 600 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 800 CHF
Developing Countries: 300 CHF

Dates:
7th - 17th March 2022; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Exact dates of each session: 7.03, 8.03, 10.03, 14.03, 15.03, 17.03.
Time: 1PM-2.30PM (CET)



Hematological Diagnosis by Flow Cytometry

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Hematological Diagnosis by Flow Cytometry

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Course : HEMATO_IMMUNO-19
Duration : 3 days in Geneva (Switzerland)
Language : English
Target Audience : Hematologists, biologists, laboratory technicians and students with an interest in hematology.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of the basic principles of flow cytometry and hematology.
Courses objectives : The participants will learn :
• how to use flow cytometry for the detailed analysis of normal hematopoiesis in peripheral blood and bone marrow samples.
• the different strategies to characterize hematological malignancies by flow cytometry and detect MRD
• to design an optimal panel
• how spectral cytometry can be used for diagnostic purposes
• to use multidimensional analyses to understand complex cell phenotypes
Costs : Public Sector: 1200 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 1500 CHF
Developing Countries, Students: 800 CHF
Registration deadline: 1 month before the course or when the place limit is reached.



Lymphoma diagnosis and MRD detection by flow cytometry

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Lymphoma diagnosis and MRD detection by flow cytometry

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Course : LYMPHOMA_MRD-05
Duration : 22 hours over 3 1/2 days (10h lectures, 12h practical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in B and T cell lymphomas, hematologists, immunologists.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry, background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• how to elaborate and apply gating strategies for lymphocyte analysis.
• how to use cytometry for the detection of normal B and T cells in lymphoid organs, peripheral blood and bone marrow.
• how to diagnose B and T cell lymphomas using cytometry.
• the pitfalls of lymphoma diagnosis and how to avoid them.
• how to perform MRD detection for lymphomas.
Costs : Public Sector: 1500 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 1800 CHF
Developing Countries: 1000 CHF



ONLINE Lymphoma and MRD course

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ONLINE Lymphoma and MRD course

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Course : ONL_LYMPHOMA-16
Duration : 6 sessions of 1.5 hours over 3 consecutive days, 9-10:30 & 10:45-12:15am CET
Language : English
Target Audience : Biologists, scientists, researchers, technicians with an interest in lymphomas and hematology.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry, background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : Sessions – the application of the flow cytometry to study:
1. Normal B cell maturation and B cell populations.
2. B cell lymphomas.
3. Normal T cell maturation and T cell populations.
4. T and NK cell lymphomas.
5. Plasma cells – normal and malignant.
6. MRD detection in lymphomas.
Costs : Public Sector: 600 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 800 CHF
Developing Countries: 300 CHF

Registration and cancellation policies are available on our Information page.



Leukemia diagnosis and MRD detection by flow cytometry

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Leukemia diagnosis and MRD detection by flow cytometry

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Course : LEUKEMIA_MRD-06
Duration : 22 hours over 3 1/2 days (10h lectures, 12h practical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in acute leukemias, hematologists, immunologists.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry, background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• how to use cytometry for the detailed analysis of normal hematopoiesis in peripheral blood and bone marrow samples.
• how to diagnose acute leukemias (AML and ALL) using cytometry.
• the pitfalls of leukemia diagnosis and how to avoid them.
• how to perform MRD detection in acute leukemias.
Costs : Public Sector: 1500 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 1800 CHF
Developing Countries: 1000 CHF



ONLINE Leukemia and MRD course

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ONLINE Leukemia and MRD course

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Course : ONL_LEUKEMIA-15
Duration : 6 sessions of 1.5 hours in 3 days, twice a day, 10am-11.30pm & 12.30pm-2pm(CET)
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in acute leukemias, hematologists, immunologists.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry, background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : Sessions – the application of the flow cytometry to study:
1. Normal hematopoiesis : Monday 19th of February 2024, 10-11:30am CET
2. MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) : Monday 19th of February 2024, 12:30-2pm CET
3. AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) : Tuesday 20th of February 2024, 10-11:30am CET
4. ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) : Tuesday 20th of February 2024, 12:30-2pm CET
5. MRD (Minimal Residual Disease) – theory: Wednesday 21st of February, 10-11:30am CET
6. MRD in ALL and AML: Wednesday 21st of February, 12:30-2pm CET

The participants will learn the basics of following topics:
• how to use cytometry for the detailed analysis of normal hematopoiesis in peripheral blood and bone marrow samples.
• how to diagnose acute leukemia (AML and ALL) as well as MDS using cytometry.
• how to perform MRD detection in acute leukemia.

Costs : Public Sector: 600 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 800 CHF
Developing Countries and students: 300 CHF

Registration and cancellation policies are available on our information page.



Introduction to multi-dimensional flow cytometry analyses

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Introduction to multi-dimensional flow cytometry analyses

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Course : COMPUTING-11
Duration : 2 days
Language : English
Target Audience : Cytometrists with experience in multicolor flow cytometry data analysis
Prerequisites : Good working knowledge of data analysis with standard cytometry software (eg.: Kaluza, FlowJo, Infinicyt)
Courses objectives : Topics:
Foundations of multidimensional data analysis.
Clustering algorithms.
Practical training on datasets in R: from pre-processing to visualization.
Clean data, clean results. Discovering trajectories in your data.
Standardization and reproducibility: the keys to generate good data for unsupervised analysis.
Accelerating answers with the Cytobank platform and autogating.
Exploring high-dimensional data in FlowJo.
Dimensionality reduction and clustering: pitfalls and practicalities.
Costs : Public Sector: 800 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 1000 CHF
Developing Countries: 500 CHF
Registration deadline: 1month before the course or when the place limit is reached.



Private course in flow cytometry

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Private course in flow cytometry

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Course : PRIVATE_COURSE-21
Duration : Variable
Language : English or French
Target Audience : Industry, Pharma, Public laboratories
Prerequisites : None
Courses objectives : From basic rules of flow cytometry to advanced applications - we can prepare a tailored course for your team.
Costs : available upon request



CytHem Genève - Formation en Cytométrie Hématologique

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CytHem Genève - Formation en Cytométrie Hématologique

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Cours : CYTHEM-22
Durée : 22 heures (3 jours)
Langue : Français
Public cible : Hématologues et biologistes, ingénieurs, scientifiques, technicien(ne)s de laboratoire, étudiant(e)s avec un intérêt hématologie.
Prérequis : Connaissances des principes de base de la cytométrie en flux et en hématologie.
Objectifs : Programme:
• Hématopoïèse normale
• Syndromes lymphoprolifératifs B, T et NK
• Maladies plasmocytaires
• Leucémies aigües myéloïdes
• Leucémies aiguës lymphoblastiques B et T
• SMP, SMD et LMMC
• Analyses d’évènements rares: MRD et PNH
• Cytométrie spectrale
• Conception de panel optimisée
• Analyses multidimensionnelles (t-SNE, FlowSOM)
Coût : Étudiant(e)s en master ou en thèse (MD ou PhD), technicien(ne)s de laboratoire: 400 CHF
Biologistes, médecins, ingénieurs, scientifiques: 600 CHF
Maghreb: 350 CHF



Winterschool of Cell Analysis in Immunology

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Winterschool of Cell Analysis in Immunology

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Course : WINTER_SCHOOL-14
Duration : 5 days, 40 hours of lectures and practicals
Language : English
Target Audience : Immunologists, Researchers, Clinical Biologists, PhD students, Lab assistants, R&D pharma
Prerequisites : Knowledge of the basic principles of flow cytometry, strong background in immunology and/or cell biology or: Introductory course of flow cytometry
Courses objectives : The students will learn:
• to design and perform multicolor staining experiments
• to analyse in depth specific cell populations of the innate and adaptive immune system
• to perform current functional cytometric tests in immunology

Costs : Public Sector: 2000 CHF
Students (MD, PhD): 1500 CHF
Industry, Pharma: 2500 CHF
Developing Countries: 1200 CHF
Registration deadline: February 22nd or when the place limit is reached.




Spectral Flow Cytometry: Playing over the Rainbow

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Spectral Flow Cytometry: Playing over the Rainbow

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Course : SPECTRAL-23
Duration : 2 days
Language : English
Target Audience : Scientists, Biologists and Technicians
Prerequisites : Previous experience in conventional flow cytometry required. No previous knowledge of spectral flow cytometry is necessary.
Courses objectives : Fundamentals of Spectral Flow Cytometry
From Panel design to Analysis
Autofluorescence management
Applications in Research and Clinic
Troubleshooting
Hands-on session on Cytek Flow Cytometer
Costs : Public Sector: 800 CHF
Private companies: 1000 CHF
Developing Countries and Students: 500 CHF



Diagnostic hématologique par cytométrie en flux en ligne

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Diagnostic hématologique par cytométrie en flux en ligne

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Cours : ONL_DIAG_HEMATO-24
Durée : En ligne, 6 sessions de 1.5 heures pendant 3 jours consécutifs, 12h30-16h CET (pause incluse), et une session Q&A 16h30-17h CET le dernier jour
Langue : Français
Public cible : Technicien.e.s, biologistes, chercheurs avec un intérêt pour les cancers hématologiques
Prérequis : Connaissances des principes de bases de la cytométrie en flux et en hématologie/biologie cellulaire
Objectifs : Sessions interactive and pratiques avec études de cas :
• Hématopoïèse normale
• Leucémie aigüe lymphoïde
• Leucémie aigüe myéloïde
• Pathologies lymphoïdes B et T
• Maladie résiduelle
• HPN
• Questions-Réponses
Coût : Laboratoires privés/entreprises pharmaceutiques: 1'000 CHF
Laboratoires publiques/académiques: 800 CHF
Etudiants et pays en voie de développement: 400 CHF.
Le paiement est à effectuer avant la formation.
Nos conditions d’annulation après inscription sont disponibles sur notre page « Information ».



Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in 2022/2023

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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in 2022/2023

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Course : CERTIFICATE-13
Duration : 1 year
Language : English
Target Audience : Physicians (hematologists, immunologists), biologists, biochemists, pharmacists, toxicologists, veterinarians, engineers in the medical sciences, laboratory technicians with a professional experience in flow cytometry.
Prerequisites : - a Master's or a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Medicine, or a degree deemed equivalent issued by a University, and recognized by the University of Geneva; - a Bachelor or a Master's degree from a University of Applied Sciences (HES). 2 years professional experience related to the Certificate program will be required. An interview can complete the admission procedure; - a higher education degree in Biomedical Analysis or equivalent training (ie.: laboratory technician). 2 years professional experience related to the Certificate program will be required. An interview can complete the admission procedure.
Courses objectives : - Give participants the theoretical and practical information needed to perform flow cytometric analyses independently
- Enable participants to develop experimental and diagnostic approaches, to develop data analysis strategies, and to use appropriate analytical softwares
- Illustrate to participants the most common applications of flow cytometry with a special focus on applications in hematology and immunology
- Inform participants of the latest developments in the field of flow cytometry, of the technical progress and of multi-dimensional data analysis
The course consists of 3 modules:
1. Introductory and refresher course in flow cytometry
2. Winter school of cell analysis in immunology
3. Flow cytometry for hematologists and immunologists
Costs : 6000.- CHF
REGISTRATION: https://www.unige.ch/formcont/cours/flow-cytometry



Flow cytometry for biomedical analysts
Higher Professional Examination, Module Hematology

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Flow cytometry for biomedical analysts
Higher Professional Examination, Module Hematology

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Course : LABMED-08
Duration : 24 hours over 3 days (14h lectures, 10h pratical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Biomedical analysts and technicians taking part in the swiss higher education program for ”Biomedical analytics”
Prerequisites : none
Courses objectives : introduction to flow cytometry
Costs : please contact directly Miss Wyna Giller (wyna.giller@labmed.ch) for costs and registration



MRD detection by flow cytometry

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MRD detection by flow cytometry

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Course : MRD-07
Duration : 12 hours over 2 days (6h lectures, 6h pratical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in MRD detection, hematologists, immunologists.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry, background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : The students will learn:
• how to perform MRD in acute leukemias and lymphomas, based on detailed studies of AML, ALL, CLL and multiple myeloma cases
• how to set up and perform analysis of paucicellular samples (ie: LCR)
Costs : Public sector: 500 CHF (up to 2 weeks prior to course start; afterwards 600 CHF).
Private sector: the fee for applicants is available upon request.



Excellence workshop in PNH and MDS diagnosis

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Excellence workshop in PNH and MDS diagnosis

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Course : PNH_MDS-03
Duration : 18 hours over 3 days (6h lectures, 12h practical).
Language : English
Target Audience : Researchers with an interest in PNH, hematologists, immunologists.
Prerequisites : Knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry; background in hematology and/or cell biology.
Courses objectives : The students will learn :
• the pathophysiology of PNH.
• how to use flow cytometry for the detection and quantification of PNH clones in white and red blood cells.
• how to perform high sensitivity analysis of very small PNH clones (<0.01%).
• the pitfalls of PNH diagnosis and how to avoid them.
Costs : Public sector: 800 CHF (up to 2 weeks prior to course start; afterwards 1000 CHF).
Private sector: the fee for applicants is available upon request.