Education & Training

Classroom Training - Introduction to Flow Cytometry

New users must complete this class prior to hands-on analyzer training. This monthly class is 2 hours and covers instrument components, analysis, compensation and experimental basics. For Cincinnati Children's users, register by going to CenterLink>MyHub>MyLearning. For external clients, email Sherry Thornton or Celine Silva Lages.

Hands-On Training

After completing the Introduction to Flow Cytometry class, users must submit a completed registration form to schedule a 2 hour hands-on training session.  Forms can be submitted via email to Sarah Croswell or can be dropped off at R5503.

Staff-Operated Sorting

Prior to using our cell sorting services, new users should, complete a registration form, read the Cell Sorting Guidelines and schedule a consultation with Sherry Thornton or Celine Silva Lages to discuss your experimental needs.

User-Operated Sorting

For those who would like to sort independently, experienced users can be trained on the SH800S (24/7 access) or FACSAria II (after-hours access only). Potential trainees must be permanent employees, have good knowledge of flow cytometry, and be a regular cell sorting client. Please contact Sherry Thornton or Celine Silva Lages for more information.

The Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association (ORVCA) and the Research Flow Cytometry Core (RFCC) organize monthly meetings featuring lectures to educate and inform the local community on applications and products used in cytometry.  Email notifications are sent to users via the Research Flow Core email list and to non-RFCC users via the ORVCA email list.

Each year ORVCA and the RFCC organize the Imaging and Cytometry Research Day to bring education and awareness to the scientific community on cytometric applications and developing technologies.  Please visit the ORVCA website for more details.  For updates, sign up for the ORVCA email list.