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Introductory and refresher course in flow cytometry
Working principals of a flow cytometer, set-up and calibration, compensation, fluorescence and fluorochromes, pre-analytical methods, immunodetection, data analysis, strategies for the analysis of peripheral blood samples, applications in immunology.
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Duration : 30 hours in 5 days (17h lectures, 13h practicals)
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: 1month before the course or when the place limit is reached.