Prof. Thomas Matthes
Medical Head of the Diagnostics Flow Cytometry Laboratory, University Hospital Geneva and Director of the Swiss Flow Cytometry School. Thomas Matthes is Associate Professor at the Medical Faculty, Hematology Service, University of Geneva and is currently the Head of the Laboratory of R&D in Hematology and of the “Unit of integrative diagnostics in hematology”. He has authored over 70 publications and was President of the Swiss Cytometry Society from 2009 to 2013. He is currently Board member of the French Cytometry society CytHem.
More than 10 years of experience in flow cytometry, mainly in drug discovery in Immuno-oncology with development of highly complex multicolor panels (Oncodesign OPM, FR, Dijon University, FR). Five years as head of the flow cytometry platform at Ichnos Sciences (Epalinges, CH). Bachelor's degree in Cellular Biology and University degree in Flow cytometry in research and clinic from University of Grenoble, FR. Currently in charge of training at the Swiss Flow Cytometry School.
Carmen Doñate, PhD
PhD in immunology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona followed by 5 years postdoctoral experience in the Flow Cytometry laboratory of the University Hospital of Geneva. During the last years Carmen Doñate has been involved in clinical and fundamental research projects, investigating the homing behaviour of B lymphocytes (DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-12-1756). She is an expert in the analysis of human and mouse samples by flow cytometry. Since 2015, she is Technical Manager at the Clinical Flow Cytometry laboratory, University Hospital of Geneva.
Cassandra Hogan, PhD
Technical Manager of the Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory, University Hospital Geneva, since 2011. PhD and Postdoctoral experience in Molecular Biology (epigenetics and chromatin organization), University of Cambridge, UK. Technical specialist Flow Cytometry Core laboratory CIMR Cambridge, UK. Experience in training end-users in multicolor flow cytometry and operating high end-analyzers and cell sorters.
Jean-François Mayol, PhD
Holds a PhD in Biological and Medical Engineering from the University of Grenoble, FR and has more than 20 years of experience in both academic and biotech R&D in France and Switzerland (TransCure bioServices, AMAL Therapeutics). He is currently the Director of the Flow Cytometry Facility, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He also created his own Consulting company for providing advisory and supportive services to the life science industry.
Françoise Solly, Pharm D
Holds a Pharm D from the University of Saint-Etienne, FR. Head of the Central Hematology Laboratory at CHUV, Lausanne. Board member of the Swiss Cytometry Society
Dr. Aleksandra Dufour
2019 - 2023
PhD in Biomedical Sciences and postdoctoral experience in Immunology, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Member of the Flow Cytometry Group of the multi-center PRECISESADS study (doi: 10.1016/j.autrev.2016.07.034). Currently, involved in research projects in leukemia field and in charge of training at the Swiss Flow Cytometry School from November 2019 to June 2023.
Dr. Nicolas Arraud
2016 - 2019
Nicolas Arraud completed a PhD in biochemistry in the field of molecular interaction studies by flow cytometry, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of plasmatic extracellular vesicles at the UMR CNRS 5248 CBMN, in Bordeaux; France. He proposed the use of fluorescence triggering flow cytometry as a simple solution to efficient extracellular vesicle analysis and was rewarded with the ISAC award for « Best paper of the year 2016 » (http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/cyto.a.22669). He was in charge of training at the Swiss Flow Cytometry School from March 2016 until October 2019.
Dr. Mathieu Hauwel
2012 - 2016
PhD in Neurosciences, Cardiff University, UK followed by postdoctoral fellowships at University of Geneva, Switzerland and Bracco Research, Italy. In charge of training at the Swiss Flow Cytometry School between January 2012 and February 2016.
Stephane Marchand-Maillet (Geneva, CH)
Françis Lacombe (Bordeaux, France)
Helena Todorov (Ghent, Belgium)