BASIC TECHNIQUES IN FLOW CYTOMETRY
Criteria for participation:University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master's degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).
Aim: To introduce the theoretical background for flow cytometry as well as its applicability in clinical- and basic research. To make the students familiar with data analysis and -presentation
Contents:The course comprises a systematic theoretical interpretation of the basic technology of flow cytometry. Moreover, practical aspects will be addressed such as planning, preparation of samples, titration of antibodies, generation of flow panels (based on compensation of multiparameter flow cytometry), quality control and data analysis including interpretation and presentation. Selected applications such as cell surface- and intracytoplasmic protein labeling, cell cycle- and proliferation studies, functional analyses, cytokine bead array tests, quantitative flow cytometry and fluorescense activated cell sorting till be presented. Finally, clinical applications of flow cytometry will be addressed focusing on hematology and clinical immunology.
Form: Externate. Lectures alternating with practical tutorials in IT laboratories and "hands-on" demonstrations in flow laboratories at Institute of Biomedicine.
Head of Course: Marianne Hokland and Charlotte Christie Petersen
Instructors: Marianne Hokland, Charlotte C Petersen, Mikkel S Petersen, Aaron Hart, Line Petersen, Peter Hokland, Bjarne K Møller, Uffe Birk Jensen
Number of Participants: Max 22 participants.
Dates and Times: 7 - 11 October 2013
Place: Victor Albeck Building, Aarhus University.
Course Fee: D.kr. 6.300. Participation in the course is without cost for PhD students, research-year students as well as lecturers and professors of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus, with documented need for participation owing to supervisory duties regarding PhD students. PhD students from other institutions can participate without cost if approved by their own institution. Dispensation can be given in special circumstances to other members of the Faculty as well as for hospital doctors in Region Midt.
Deadline: August 26, 2013 at the latest.