News 2 2017-05-10T19:23:04+00:00

EMBO Practical Course: The fundamentals of high-end cell sorting

We are very glad to announce the 1st. EMBO Practical Course in High-End Cell Sorting taking place from 20-24th November 2017 at EMBL Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).

The course is intended for Ph.D. students and postdocs who are starting to use, or already using flow cytometry based cell sorting in their research projects. Applicants with some previous active knowledge of basic principles of flow cytometry and a regular use of flow cytometers in daily research will profit most from the content of the course.

The topics covered will be the common principles of cell sorting and how to correct or avoid technical insufficiency, performing single cell sorts for sequencing or any other common downstream method. The course will provide knowledge transfer from EMBLs Gene Core with regards to single cell genomics.

Our main aim is to provide our attendees with the right knowledge and experience about cell sorting so that they can go back to their research with high confidence about their sorts.

The following link contains detailed information regarding application, course program, and fees:

https://www.embl.de/training/events/2017/CES17-01/index.html

EMBL  „Hands on“ Flow Cytometry Course:

A first edition of the EMBL Course Hands-on Flow Cytometry took place the second week of February 2017 at the training labs of the ATC building. The course was organized by the EMBL-Flow Cytometry Core Facility in collaboration with highly qualified speakers and instructors from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Newcastle Univesity and the Flow Cytometry of EMBL-Monterotondo.

For this course, we received 80 applications from all over the world, from which 16 participants were selected based on their needs and motivation to learn “a bit more” about Flow Cytometry.

The course covered fundamental theory about this technique with a big emphasis on practical work. Attendees had the opportunity to perform labeling and cell cycle experiments at the bench and get familiar with experimental set-up and sample acquisition directly on the cytometers.

We got a very positive feedback from the participants and a second edition of the course will take place on June 4-8, 2018. More information in the following months!.

Photos Courtesy Of: Patricia Bustos