BD Horizon™ Tour: New Insights for Multicolor Panel Design

BD Biosciences is inviting you to an educative program The BD Horizon™ Tour: New Insights for Multicolor Panel Design a full day event which will be hold in Montreal on June 11, 2014.

Join BD experts and key opinion leaders to learn a new approach to multicolor panel design. This approach will help you simplify work so you can confidently unlock the full potential of your flow cytometer.

Please note that this invitation is reserved for researchers that are running or planning to do Flow Cytometry Multicolor Application on a regular basis.

When: 11 June 2014
9:30 au 16:00

Where: Ritz-Carlton Montréal
Salons Or et Gris
1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Québec

The program will be presented by BD Biosciences specialists and will cover the topics described below:

Time Topic
9:30am Welcome and Networking
10:00am The implication of relative fluorochrome brightness to resolve your populations of interest
11:00am The importance of antigen density in choosing the appropriate fluorochrome/antibody combination for your flow cytometer
11:30am Ways to manage instrument set up to maximize resolution and address spectral overlap
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Putting it all together, tools and techniques to build optimal panels from 4 to 12 colors
3:00pm The Sentinel approach a new way to get more from your flow cytometer
4:00pm Program concludes

For more information: The BD Horizon™ Tour Invite

Please register if you are interested attending by clicking on the link below:

How to better study CD4+ T cell response using MHCII tetramer-based cell enrichment

There will be a webinar on Monday 7, 2014 at 12pm given by Marc Jenkins of the University of Minnesota entitled:

Going low: use of peptide: MHCII tetramer-based cell enrichment to study the CD4+ T cell response

For more details about this webinar and to join the event click on this link.

This event is presented by webcasts and is sponsored by eBioscience an Affymetrix company. The duration of the webinar is 60 minutes including a Q&A.

Seminar novel technology: Quantigene FlowRNA

You are invited to a seminar entitled: Genomics Meets Proteomics Using QuantiGene FlowRNA: Insights Begin In a Single Cell hosted by Affymetrix eBioscience and McGill Flow Cytometry Core Facility on April 15, 2014. This seminar is to present a new Flow Cytometry technology to detect RNA transcripts in single cells in combination with cell surface marker.

Title: Genomics Meets Proteomics Using QuantiGene FlowRNA: Insights Begin In a Single Cell
Presented by: Sue Reynolds, Application Scientist at Affymetrix eBioscience
When: Tuesday April 15, 2014 from 10h00-11h30am.
Where: Karp Conference room 501, Cancer Research Centre, McGill

See attached flyer for more details.

Welcome to all flow users!

Learn more about DNA Cycle Analysis

You are invited to attend to a Webminar given by a ExCyte on DNA Cycle Analysis:

For more info please follow the link below:
How To Set Up, Run, And Analyze A Cell Cycle Experiment

Time: Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Only 24 hours left to join the meeting!

Discover Flow Cytometry Services

The main purpose of the facility is to make flow cytometric technology available from within and outside the McGill research community. This facility is located in the Life Science Complex, in the Bellini Pavilion and has been in operation since 2004 providing Flow Cytometry resources yearly to about 200 scientists. We offer theoretical information as well as practical techniques for those researchers interested in flow cytometry as a tool to discover the physical and/or chemical characteristics of single cells or biological particles.

Flow cytometry representation 1

Flow cytometry is a laser based biophysical technology that involves suspending cells in an isotonic sheath fluid which passes them through an electronic detection apparatus. This allows for the simultaneous, multiparametric analysis and/or isolation of cells. This advanced technology is commonly used for cell cycle analysis, immunophenotyping, cell proliferation or apoptosis assays, tracking of gene transfer. Cytokine detection by intracellular staining or cytometric bead array as well as measurements for phospho proteins signaling can be performed by flow cytometry.

The facility is managed by: Ken McDonald (manager), who has over 25 years in flow cytometry and is in charge quality control, cell sorting/acquisition and data analysis. Diane Ethier (assistant manager) , with over 30 years of  industrial assay development, is responsible for  training and giving assistance for experimental design and technical applications. Dr. Russell Jones from the Goodman Research Cancer Center oversees our operations as Director and  has over 15 years of experience in flow cytometry and research applications.

Over the next series of blogs, we will expose the power of flow cytometry and its value to investigators as an important research tool.  This blog is put in place for scientists to interact and share resources or expertise.  Comments on this blog are welcome and will help to us to meet your ongoing needs.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or visit our website.


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