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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    A CYTO U Webinar presented by Kylie Price and Dagna Sheerar Keywords: Novel funding sources, philanthropy, relationship building, instrument procurement, infrastructure

    About the Speakers

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    Kylie Price
    Head of Research Technology and Senior Staff Scientist
    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

    Kylie Price is a senior scientist and the head of research technology at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. She has 18 years of experience providing strategic, scientific, and operational direction in multidisciplinary environments. Kylie has strong stakeholder management and engagement skills and has attracted more than $15 million of philanthropic funding over the past twelve years, supporting the creation of a distinguished center of research excellence, the Hugh Green Cytometry Centre (HGCC). Kylie leads a team of eight highly-skilled technology scientists in providing supporting to over 80 scientists at the Malaghan Institute. The HGCC provides access to cutting-edge technology platforms (including flow and spectral cytometry, histology, bioimaging, genomics, and bioinformatics) and advises multiple research groups both nationally and abroad. Kylie also has a strong leadership track-record that includes organizing high-profile networking events, such as CYTO Asia Singapore 2017, and directing international organizations, such as the Australasian Cytometry Society of which she is former president. Kylie is a two-time NZ Woman of Influence Awards finalist and finalist of the 2021 NZ High Tech Awards. She was the first New Zealander elected to the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry Council and was elected ISAC Secretary in 2020.

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    Dagna Sheerar

    Flow Cytometry Technical Director
    University of Wisconsin
    Carbone Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Laboratory

    Dagna Sheerar has been working in flow cytometry shared resource laboratories for over 20 years and is currently the technical director of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Carbone Cancer Center. Her areas of interest are core management and user education. Since becoming technical director, Dagna has successfully added, on average, one instrument per year to the Flow Lab through various grant programs, institutional purchases, or “crowd funding.” Dagna has been involved in the Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association (GLIIFCA) for almost as long as she has been working in cores, and she recently served as GLIIFCA president from 2020-2021. She is a member of ISAC and serves on the SRL Content Task Force. She serves as host, organizer, and instructor for the Annual Course in Cytometry, and she is currently in the planning stages for the 45th Annual Course to be held at the University of Wisconsin in June of 2022. Dagna has presented at GLIIFCA, the annual CYTO Meeting, and the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facility (ABRF) annual meetings. Dagna also served as the Interim Director of Campus Research Cores at UW – Madison in 2020.  

    Webinar Summary

    There is often a lot of pressure on SRL managers to run a partial- or full-cost-recovery core facility which presents many challenges. Identifying and securing external funding (in any form) can alleviate this pressure. This tutorial will cover various funding strategies for SRLs, looking at diversifying funding streams. Dagna Sheerar will provide an overview of traditional and novel methods for funding the purchase of instrumentation, including various grant programs, institutional purchases, and “crowd-funding.” Kylie Price will look at how to find, maintain, and grow philanthropic relationships as well as how to maximize opportunities with high-net-worth individuals/groups.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify novel funding sources for shared resource laboratories.
    • Leveraging usage data and research need to build support.
    • How best to present core technologies and core facility services to entice funding.
    • How to engage stakeholders.
    • Provide tips around how to build and grow philanthropic relationships.

    Who Should Attend

    SRL Managers, Flow Core Directors, SRL Staff.


    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A CYTO U Webinar presented by Marta Monteiro, PhD and Julie Auger Keywords: SRL, benchmarking, quality assurance

    About the Speakers

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    Marta Monteiro, PhD
    Head of Flow Cytometry & Antibodies
    Core Facility Speaker
    Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

    Marta has a PhD in immunology from the University of Paris. She is head of Flow Cytometry & Antibodies at the Gulbenkian Institute for Science (IGC), in Portugal, and also the core facility speaker, representing all IGC facilities. Before that, Marta worked as a researcher for 15 years in Portugal and abroad and was an assistant professor at he Medical School of University of Lisbon. She also was the head of the R&D department of a multinational pharmaceutical company. She is author of many scientific publications and co-inventor of a patent that was an award-winning entrepreneurship project and the foundation of a start-up. With her strong scientific know-how and practical input in core facility management, Marta also collaborates with Agendo for business development and marketing.

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    Julie Auger

    Executive Director

    Research Core Facilities Program

    University of California Davis

    Julie A. Auger, has been a member of the cytometry community since 1985 and is widely recognized for her expertise in the operation and administration of multi-technology, multidisciplinary academic resource centers. She serves as the executive director of the Research Core Facilities Program at the University of California Davis where she is responsible for development of a central support structure to optimize organization and administration for over 100 shared research facilities. Prior to her current position at UC Davis, Julie developed similar programs at UC San Francisco and The University of Chicago. She developed her core facility management expertise at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Chicago, where she developed internationally-reputed flow cytometry core facilities.

    Webinar Summary

    At research institutions, shared resource laboratories (SRLs) managers face increasing expectations to maximize facility usage and optimize operation. Benchmarking is a helpful exercise for organizations to identify their strengths and opportunities for development with the aim of maximizing performance. External assessment of the SRLs can be used as a benchmarking strategy to perform an objective and unbiased analysis of the standpoint of those services, providing valuable recommendations for improvement on different areas. In this webinar, we will present a successful case study of a first external assessment of the scientific core facilities of a research institution. We will provide an overview of the different steps, from the initial engagement of the entire community to prepare the exercis, to the benefits it conveyed and that are seen at present.

    Learning Objectives

    • Usefulness of benchmarking for SRLs.
    • Different steps of an external assessment process of SRLs.
    • Benefits that an external assessment process of SRLs can bring to an entire institution.
    • Definition of Key Performance Indicators/metric for SRLs.

    Who Should Attend

    SRLs managers, SRLs technicians, institutional executive and scientific managers.

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • SRL Junior Staff - Free!
      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
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      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
      • Community Administrator - Free!
      • Student Non-Member - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff Non-member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A CYTO U Webinar presented by Dr. Kewal Asosingh Keywords: Solid tissue, disaggregation, single-cell suspension

    About the Speaker

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    Dr. Kewal Asosingh
    Scientific Director for Flow Cytometry
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

    Dr. Asosingh is a principal investigator and scientific director for flow cytometry at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. He is a past ISAC Scholar, Cytometry Part A associate editor, ISAC Flow Cytometry Content subcommittee chair, and member of the Education Committee. He has more than 20 years of experience in solid tissue disaggregation into a single-cell suspension.

    Webinar Summary

    A good single-cell prep is essential for any flow cytometry and single-cell omics experiment. This webinar outlines the principles and provides a general guide of steps to consider for solid tissue disaggregation.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Basics of solid tissue composition.
    • What is a “good” single-cell prep in flow cytometry and single-cell RNAseq experiments?
    • The dos and don’ts in designing a tissue disaggregation protocol.
    • Evaluation of the quality of a single cell prep and common pitfalls. 

    Who Should Attend

    Flow cytometry SRL staff and anyone performing flow cytometry using solid tissue as starting material. 

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • Student - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff - Free!
      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
      • Community Administrator - Free!
      • Student Non-Member - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff Non-member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/13/2021

    A CYTO U Webinar presented by Sherry Thornton, PhD and Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, PhD Keywords: grants, funding, SRL, tips and tricks for funding, funding sources

    About the Speakers

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    Sherry Thornton, PhD
    Professor of Rheumatology
    Director, Research Flow Cytometry Core

    Dr. Sherry Thornton been involved in flow cytometry for over 19 years both in projects as an investigator and in provision of services as a core director. She is a field service professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM) in the Division of Rheumatology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Her main role is to direct the research flow cytometry core and provide services to over 190 investigators and their labs both at CCHMC and UCCOM. She is highly involved in education and shared facilities nationally and internationally. She currently serves as chair of the Education Committee of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) and is a past chair and current member of the Flow Cytometry Research Group for Association for Biomedical Resource Facilities (ABRF). She also was involved in the launching and the continuation of the ABRF mentorship program as a member of the Career Development Committee. In striving to provide education and state-of-the-art flow cytometry for core users, she has been supported by two NIH P30 grant mechanisms for over 15 years and has been awarded two NIH Shared Instrumentation Grants to provide access to user-friendly based cell sorting 24/7 and high parameter flow cytometry. 

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    Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, PhD
    Sahlgrenska Academy
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Julia's research career in cell and molecular biology and core facility training experience has provided her with an excellent background in multiple life sciences disciplines, as well as in the management, operation, and coordination of an imaging research infrastructure and its training activities at the national and international level. Since 2003 Julia has been responsible of the Centre for Cellular Imaging, an open-access Correlated Multimodal Imaging Facility that provides technical and scientific excellence by integrating multiple imaging technologies with image processing and analysis tools in a single core. Julia's main interest is to provide expertise in correlated multimodal imaging workflows (from experimental design to image acquisition and analysis) tailored to various research domains within the life sciences. In 2016, Julia was awarded one of the 15 Research Infrastructure Fellows grants by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. At the university core facility, Julia is also involved in the education and training of students and researchers through a series of courses, seminars, and workshops, often in collaboration with other universities in Sweden and abroad and with industrial partners. Julia's responsibility is to organize and lead these events and ensure that the scientific community receives the appropriate basic or advanced training on different microscopy methods. Julia's overall aim is to have students and researchers foster a deep understanding of basic and advanced methods used in microscopy to tackle their questions about the most appropriate probes and instruments. Furthermore, she has supervised core internship students in bioimaging, promoting future career possibilities and introducing core facility work as a possible career direction. At the national level, she is the scientific coordinator of the National Microscopy Infrastructure in Sweden and a member of the Boards of the Nordic Microscopy Society (SCANDEM) and the Bridging Nordic Microscopy Infrastructure (NordForks). Julia is also connected to several other European facilities such as the European Light Microscopy Initiative, ELMI (member of the Steering committee since 2008), and the Euro-BioImaging ERIC consortium (member of the Nodes Board). She is also president of the Core Technologies for Life Sciences Association (CTLS). Further, she represent Sweden in the Management Committee and is the coordinator of the Short-Term Scientific Missions of the European COST Action COMULIS (CA17121) -funded network in Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences.

    Webinar Summary

    Participants are invited to learn tips and tricks regarding funding for shared resource laboratories (SRL). Speakers will address NIH and European funding sources, focusing on how participants can support their cytometry SRL through instrumentation or other grant mechanisms.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify funding sources for shared resource laboratories.
    • Determine basic requirements for successful core laboratory grant submissions.
    • Provide specific tips for successful grant submissions.
    • Determine common pitfalls for grant applications.

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • Full - Free!
      • Student - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff - Free!
      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
      • Community Administrator - Free!
      • Student Non-Member - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff Non-member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/12/2021

    A CYTO U webinar presented by Florian Mair, PhD and Thomas Liechti, PhD Keywords: Dendritic cells, Monocytes, High-dimensional flow cytometry, Panel design, Unsupervised data analysis

    About the Presenter

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    Thomas Liechti, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    ImmunoTechnology Section
    Vaccine Research Center
    National Institutes of Health

    Thomas Liechti obtained his PhD in immunology and microbiology at the University of Zurich in 2017 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Mario Roederer’s group at the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda (USA). His main interest is high-dimensional flow cytometry and human immunology. During his postdoctoral training, he established a 28-color flow cytometry sample processing and analysis pipeline to assess the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to human immune homeostasis in a cohort of more than 3000 individuals.  


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    Florian Mair, PhD
    Research Associate | Cytometry Specialist
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Florian Mair graduated with a PhD from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 2014 and is currently working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, USA, as a research associate. During the past decade, he has been involved extensively with different cytometry platforms (conventional, spectral and mass cytometry) as well as scRNA-seq techniques and developed an interest in applying novel analysis approaches for single cell data. He has been actively engaged in teaching flow cytometry courses, including systematic panel design and analysis of high-dimensional cytometry experiments. 

    Webinar Summary

    Human dendritic cells (DCs) and monocytes are critical components of the innate immune system and important for orchestrating adaptive immunity. In recent years high-dimensional single cell technologies, such as flow cytometry and single cell RNA-seq, dissected the heterogeneity of human DCs and monocytes more precisely, suggesting more robust markers to unequivocally define these subsets. Based on these results and our recently published phenotype report (Mair F. and Liechti T. Cytometry Part A, 2021), we will discuss strategies to better define and characterize human DCs and monocytes using a combination of traditional and recently discovered markers. We will show practical examples of how the combination of thorough panel design and unsupervised data analysis can help to dissect heterogenous immune populations. This webinar will be split into three parts:

    • A description about the phenotypic and functional characteristics of human DC and monocyte subsets with a focus on how the emergence of single-cell technologies improved our understanding of the heterogenous landscape of human phagocytes.
    • High-dimensional panel design for characterization of human DCs and monocytes with a more specific focus on marker selection and the incorporation of biological knowledge into this process.
    • An overview of how unsupervised data analysis approaches can improve the delineation of human DC and monocyte subsets.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about the phenotypic and functional characteristics of human DCs and monocytes.
    • Understand strategies for marker selection in high-dimensional flow cytometry panel design.
    • Learn how unsupervised data analysis can guide the analysis of human DCs and monocytes.

     Who Should Attend

    Scientist interested in studying human dendritic cells and monocytes using flow cytometry. In addition, flow cytometrists with a general interest in high-dimensional flow cytometry panel design.

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • SRL Junior Staff - Free!
      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
      • Community Administrator - Free!
      • Student Non-Member - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff Non-member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/21/2021

    A CYTO U Webinar presented by Jakob Zimmerman, PhD Keywords: Intestinal microbiota, Gnotobiotic mice, Bacterial flow cytometry and cell sorting, Host-microbe mutualism, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    About the Speaker

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    Jakob Zimmerman, PhD
    University of Bern
    Department for BioMedical Research

    Dr. Zimmermann obtained his PhD in the lab of former ISAC president Andreas Radbruch at the German Rheumatism Research Center in Berlin, Germany, working on Th cells in the pathogenesis of IBD, while also establishing new methods for the flow cytometric interrogation of the intestinal microbiota. As a postdoctoral fellow supported by a Marie-Curie fellowship by the European Commission, he moved to the lab of Andrew Macpherson at the University of Bern, Switzerland, to further specialize in host-microbe mutualism. As an ISAC Marylou-Ingram scholar, he is currently leveraging the power of bacterial flow cytometry when combined with the robustness of defined gnotobiotic model microbiotas.

    Webinar Summary

    The intestinal microbiota has been implicated in nearly all aspects of human health, yet our mechanistic understanding of these microbial consortia and their interaction with the host remains superficial. This webinar shall address how flow cytometry and cell sorting of gut bacteria can contribute to deepen this knowledge. It’ll involve key advantages over other techniques, examples for its application as well as practical guidance and pitfalls when doing microbiota flow cytometry.

    Learning Objectives

    Attendants should learn how flow cytometry can contribute to research on the intestinal microbiota and which questions can best be answered using microbiota flow. Topics that will be discussed include how gnotobiotic mice with defined microbiotas can be leveraged for robust microbiome research and why they are particularly powerful when combined with microbiota flow cytometry and cell sorting. A key learning objective is also how to do microbiota flow cytometry and sorting as well as important controls and potential pitfalls.

    Who Should Attend

    As the gut microbiota affects almost all human (and mouse…) organ systems, the webinar is targeted at immunologists and cancer researchers just as much as at microbiologists and microbiota scientists.

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
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      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
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      • Student Non-Member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/08/2021

    A CYTO U Webinar present by Jessica B. Back, PhD, SCYM(ASCP)CM and Ann Marie DesLaurieres-Cox Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, user interactions, interpersonal relationships, social, empathy

    About the Presenter

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    Jessica B. Back, PhD, SCYM(ASCP)CM
    Deputy Director
    Microscopy, Imaging, and Cytometry Resources Core
    Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

    Jessica B. Back, Ph.D., SCYM(ASCP)CM is a research scientist and deputy director of the Microscopy, Imaging, and Cytometry Resources (MICR) Core at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She received her PhD in biochemistry from Wayne State University and completed her post-doctoral training in tumor immunology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Jessica is an ISAC councilor, a former ISAC SRL emerging leader (2015-2019), a member of the Great Lakes International Imaging and Cytometry Association (GLIIFCA) Board of Directors, and chair of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification Cytometry Examination Committee. As Deputy Director of an SRL, much of her focus is on efficient and effective delivery of services to facility users. Her research interests focus on the tumor microenvironment, particularly on the role the immune system plays in cancer therapies and tumor regression.

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    Ann Marie DesLaurieres-Cox
    Assistant Manager, Flow Cytometry Core
    University of Michigan

    Ann Marie DesLauriers-Cox is the assistant manager of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility (FCCF) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her BS in clinical lab sciences at Eastern Michigan University. Ann Marie has been a technician in the Flow Core for 25 years, where she focuses on customer relations, training, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Flow Cytometers. She has presented previous “soft skills” workshops at both CYTO and GLIIFCA conferences.

    Webinar Summary

    Shared Resources Laboratory (SRL) personnel often assume a role as scientific mentor to trainees within their institutions. In this position, they may see and hear things from these trainees that fly under the radar of their mentors and occasionally result in an overflow of emotions in the SRL facility. As such, SRL staff need to be equipped with emotional intelligence to navigate these interactions, provide support to users if needed, and alert the mentor or administration if required, all while maintaining a professional working environment. The goal of this CYTO U session is to provide a brief introduction to emotional intelligence and a framework SRL personnel may use to navigate these interactions with users and colleagues.

    Learning Objectives

    • Familiarize the audience with the concept of emotional intelligence.
    • Introduce a framework for the practical application of emotional intelligence within the SRL.

    Who Should Attend

    • RL Managers and Personnel.

     

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
      • Community Administrator - Free!
      • Student Non-Member - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff Non-member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A CYTO U webinar presented by Anna Belkina, MD, PhD Keywords: data analysis, algorithms, UMAP, t-SNE, dimensionality reduction

    About the Presenter

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    Anna Belkina, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Anna C. Belkina is an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and the director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her MD degree from Russian State Medical University in Moscow and her PhD degree from Boston University School of Medicine investigating the epigenetic regulation of inflammatory responses driven by bromodomain proteins. Anna’s research is focused on the intersection of immunology and computational biology and her research efforts include investigating the immune landscape of chronic inflammatory diseases and developing computational techniques to assess high-parameter single cell cytometry data. She has designed the opt-SNE algorithm that is now widely used for the visualization of multidimensional cytometry datasets. 
    Anna is an active member of ISAC and has been named a 2015–2019 ISAC SRL Emerging Leader. She is a member of the ISAC Council elected for the 2020–2024 term.

    Webinar Summary

    Visualization of multiparameter datasets is a staple task in the data analysis pipeline. Over last few years, multiple dimensionality reduction algorithms have been adopted for visual presentation of cytometry data to aid identification of novel cell populations and biological trends. In this webinar, we will discuss the basic principles of these approaches and identify benefits and drawbacks of several mainstream algorithms including popular variants of t-SNE and UMAP. We will specifically highlight the importance of hyperparameter optimization for cytometry datasets and practical considerations of choosing the suitable computational environment for your analysis. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Familiarize the audience with recent advances in dimensionality reduction approaches in cytometry datasets. 
    • Introduce and discuss the basic principles of popular dimensionality reduction algorithms and compare their strengths and weaknesses.
    • Demonstrate how computational analysis enhances the power of high parameter flow cytometry.

    Who Should Attend

    Cytometry practitioners and data analysts who encounter multidimensional datasets and employ algorithmic data analysis approaches or are interested in learning these methods

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • SRL Junior Staff - Free!
      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
      • Community Administrator - Free!
      • Student Non-Member - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff Non-member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    CYTO Virtual Interactive 2021 Hooke Lecture Presented by Sharon Lewin, AO, FRACP, FAHMS

    Speaker

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    Sharon Lewin, AO, FRACP, FAHMS
    Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

    Session Summary

    Leading infectious diseases expert, Professor Sharon Lewin, is the inaugural Director of the Doherty Institute. She is also a Professor of Medicine at The University of Melbourne and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow. As an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist, her laboratory focuses on basic, translational and clinical research aimed at finding a cure for HIV and understanding the interaction between HIV and hepatitis B virus. Her laboratory is funded by the NHMRC, the National Institutes of Health, The Wellcome Trust, the American Foundation for AIDS Research and multiple commercial partnerships. She is also the Chief Investigator of a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), The Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Diseases Emergencies (APPRISE) that aims to bring together Australia’s leading experts in clinical, laboratory, and public health research to address the key components required for a rapid and effective emergency response to infectious diseases.

    Panelists

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    Adrian Smith, PhD
    Cytometry, Imaging and IT Manager
    Centenary Institute

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    Alastair J. Sloan; BSc, PhD, PGCert, FHEA, CBiol, FRSB
    FICD Head
    Melbourne Dental School

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    Grace Chojnowski
    Flow Cytometry and Imaging Facility Manager
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
      • Community Administrator - Free!
      • Student Non-Member - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff Non-member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/21/2021

    A CYTO U Webinar presented by Kevin Tsia, PhD Keywords: Imaging flow cytometry, high-throughput screening, single-cell analysis, biophysical cytometry

    About the Presenter

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    Kevin Tsia, PhD
    Professor
    University of Hong Kong

    Kevin Tsia received his PhD degree in electrical engineering at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the program director of the Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). His research interest covers a broad range of subject matters including ultra-fast optical imaging for imaging flow cytometry and cell-based assay high-speed in-vivo brain imaging computational approaches for single-cell analysis. In 2012, he received the Early Career Award by the HK Research Grants Council in Hong Kong. He also received the Outstanding Young Research Award in 2015 at HKU as well as the 14th Chinese Science and Technology Award for Young Scientists in 2016. He is currently the RGC Research Fellow. He holds four-granted and four-pending US patents on ultrafast optical imaging technologies. He is co-founder of a start-up company commercializing the high-speed microscopy technology for cancer screening and treatment monitoring applications.

    Webinar Summary

    It has long been recognized that the association between the molecular genetic landscape that instructs expression of proteins and macromolecules in single cells is intrinsically linked with their biophysical properties (e.g., cell morphology, size, mass, force etc.). A growing body of evidence shows that the label-free assessment of biophysical properties of cells is an effective (or even more accurate) descriptor of cellular heterogeneity, compared to the conventional fluorescence markers, at single-cell precision. Furthermore, how molecular signatures translate into the emergent cellular biophysical properties has not been fully understood. Only with the recently advanced techniques can we now start to investigate this link.

    This webinar will introduce how the synergism among single-cell imaging, microfluidics, and deep learning allows us to overcome the current limitations of single-cell biophysical phenotyping (in both instrumentation integration and new data analytic strategies). Specifically, a few high-throughput, deep-learning-powered imaging techniques will be described, as well as cytometry pipelines developed in our laboratory over the past few years. These platforms allow researchers to significantly scale the single-cell biophysical phenotyping throughput (beyond millions of cells) and enrich the phenotyping content by integrating with biochemical cell-based assay in a single-platform. Pushing the limit of biophysical phenotyping specificity and sensitivity, these techniques have been successfully employed to a number of biological research and clinical applications, including rare cancer cell detection in mouse blood, cancer cell sub-typing, targeted-drug sensitivity prediction, and so on.

    Learning Objectives

    • Recent advances in biophysical cytometry, especially label-free single-cell imaging, that enables studies of cellular heterogeneity at the levels of throughput, precision, specificity, and sensitivity that were once inconceivable.
    • Advanced techniques, involving synergism among microfluidics, imaging and deep learning, that allow us to investigate deeper the link between molecular signatures and the emergent cellular biophysical properties. 

    Who Should Attend

    Biomedical scientists and engineers working on developments of cytometry platforms, single-cell imaging technologies, and single-cell analysis. 

    CMLE Credit: 1.0

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      • SRL Emerging Leader - Free!
      • Scholar - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Life - Free!
      • ISAC Staff - Free!
      • Community Administrator - Free!
      • Student Non-Member - Free!
      • SRL Junior Staff Non-member - Free!
      • Innovator - Free!
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