ESCCA 2015: Cytometry Under the Volcano

ESCCA 2015

ESCCA 2015 will be held in the Hilton Giardini Naxos, Sicily. The programme starts on Wednesday 30 September after lunch and finishes on Saturday 3 October around 17.30 hrs. On Wednesday and Thursday, 5 courses will be combined with plenary sessions. On the following days multiple parallel course sessions, oral abstract presentations and workshops have been scheduled.

Besides the Welcome Reception, the traditional Conference Dinner in a spectacular venue and a Farewell Reception at the Hilton beach, some pre- and post conference excursions will be organised as well (to be booked against an extra fee). Consider to fly in on Tuesday and leave on Sunday afternoon, to go an amazing off-track jeep or trekking excursion to Mount Etna. Or visit the historical Taormina, perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, it has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants, and antique shops.

For more information on the scientific and social programme, please visit the
Programme page.

Open Position

A postdoctoral fellow position will be available in the Laboratory of Dr. Jordi Petriz to study Side Population stem cells from patients with leukemia to identify disease signatures by using chemical biology and functional cytomics approaches. The overall goal is to discover cellular signatures for multidrug resistance in SP stem cells using functional and gene expression studies. Signature-based high-throughput screens will then be used to identify novel drugs to investigate the disease biology of cancer SP cells and to provide leads for clinical applications.

Qualifications: PhD in stem cell biology, molecular biology, or related field required. Must have 2-3 years experience in working with stem cells and have demonstrated expertise in the use of fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, cellular imaging/microscopy, and molecular biology (RT-PCR, cloning, immunoprecipitation, western blotting). Additional expertise in the use of RNA interference and viral vectors preferred.

Candidates should include an updated CV, complete contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their past research experience, career goals and potential future research interests. Applicants should send materials to: Jordi Petriz, PhD (jpetriz
at carrerasresearch.org)

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UCD Conway Flow Cytometry Summer School 2015

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UCD Conway Flow Cytometry Summer School 2015
University College Dublin, Dublin
25th - 29th May 2015

Once again, I’am happy to announce registration for this comprehensive basic course with a balanced combination of instructors from academia and instrument specialists.

This course is developed for scientists in academia and industry using flow cytometry to support their research, enhance experimentation strategies by developing high standards of practice and explore new applications & employ contemporary methods with the latest instrumentation.

The course will be delivered in five blocks comprising seminars (morning) and practical sessions (afternoon) covering:

- Introduction to flow cytometry: principles and data analysis
- FC instrumentation
- FC applications; Apoptosis, cell cycle & physiology
- FC applications; Immunology & phagocytosis
- FC applications in industry & synergies with allied technologies

Specified Activities:
▪ In advance of seminars, participants will be required to undertake a review of current literature on the development and application of this technology to particular areas of research.
▪ During the afternoon sessions participants will undertake practical sessions (3x5 hrs) involving online & offline exercises relating to acquisition, analysis and re-analysis of samples. An MCQ session (Block 3) and an online analysis exercise (Block 4) will be part of the final evaluation.
▪ At the end of the course, PhD student participants wishing to attain 2.5 ECTS will undertake a problem-based assessment.

Hurry up! Limited spaces available. Early bird rate applies before Friday, 17th April 2015.

Enquiries: conway@ucd.ie
Further details: www.ucd.ie/conway

XIV Congress of the Iberian Society for Cytometry


The Congress will take place at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium located at Conference Centre. The Auditorium of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bears the name of Alfredo Kraus, the most international Canary Island tenor and the most beloved by the general public. This is a gesture of tribute and gratitude for his work in the music world, his figure carrying the name of the city to the ends of the earth.

The building that houses the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, the work of architect Oscar Tusquets, is one of the most outstanding and representative constructions of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Situated at the end of Las Canteras Beach, this isolated and independent fortress was designed as a lighthouse to identify and protect the city. Ever since it was opened, the image of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium as a sentry watching over Las Canteras Beach has become one of the most emblematic views of the city.

Full congress registration includes admission to all SIC sessions such as workshops, parallels, plenaries, scientific tutorials, commercial exhibits, poster sessions, commercial tutorials, refreshment breaks, opening reception and the closing reception.

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We look forward to welcoming you to SIC 2015 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!