INPhINIT “la Caixa” Fellowship Programme INPhINIT “la Caixa” Fellowship Programme

Programme Description

INPhINIT is a new doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. INPhINIT is promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation with the aim of supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

INPhINIT recruits per call 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality, who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice among those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness ("Severo Ochoa" centres of excellence and "Maria de Maeztu" units of excellence) and the Spanish Ministry of Health ("Carlos III centres of excellence"). In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including trasnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training courses and workshops.

INPhINIT relies on the European Commission's support through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - COFUND programme to recruit a larger number of researchers and achieve a broader impact, as well as to further pursue the highest standards for research training.


Guidelines for the use of flow cytometry and cell sorting in immunological studies

Introduction: Guidelines for the use of flow cytometry in immunology

The marriage between immunology and cytometry is one of the most stable and productive in the recent history of science. A rapid search in PubMed shows that, as of July 2017, using “flow cytometry immunology” as a search term yields more than 68 000 articles, the first of which, interestingly, is not about lymphocytes.

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Looking for Postdoctoral Researchers

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Call

An important and challenging problem in leukemia research is the limited ability for many laboratories to perform functional analyses of primary patient cells. In order to increase our understanding of the biology of human leukemic malignancies, we perform advanced experimentation using living-cell systems. Functional information extracted from single-cell analysis, provides crucial data to understand cell-to-cell heterogeneity. By enabling functional cytomics, we are able to evaluate the state of patients with leukemia as well as to examine the changes that occur in the accumulation of drugs into the cells over time. The Functional Cytomics Group is mainly focused in the basic mechanisms that regulate CD34+ and CD34- Side Population stem cells. Stem cells reside in most of tissues in a quiescent state, but rapidly become activated to both repair and regenerate the adjacent tissues. We are studying several genes involved in different aspects of stem cell activation, including some that encode for ABC multidrug resistance transporters, and others that regulate self-renewal and differentiation.

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 dot org)

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ESCCA invites you to submit your abstract and registration for the ESCCA 2017 Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece.

An ambitious scientific programme has been developed. Renowned speakers and experts will present up to date knowledge and information on cytometry and will offer you invaluable tools to perform your everyday clinical and research work. Accreditation for the whole conference will be applied for. The full programme is now available on the
Conference website.

Submit your abstract in time!
The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for original research papers for presentation during the Conference. The 3 best oral abstracts will be selected for plenary presentation, one of which will be eligible for the ESCCA Best Oral Award. The 6 best poster abstracts will also be given the opportunity to give a short plenary presentation. In addition, on-site a poster will be selected for the Best Poster Award.

Submission deadline: 30 June 2017
For more information and to submit:

Registration is now online
Note that for the education programme on Clinical Diagnostic Cytometry the number of places are limited. Register in time to secure your place and avoid disappointment.
Deadline for early registration: 31 July 2017

Hotel accommodation
Rooms are available at a discounted rate at the Conference venue, the Porto Palace hotel, but the room block is limited to 120 rooms only. So be sure to reserve your room as soon as possible via the Housing page Other hotels can be booked there as well but please note that these are not at walking distance to the Porto Palace hotel.


Asia’s Premier Cytometry Conference and Workshop

CYTO Asia 2017 will be the first major Cytometry
meeting in Southeast Asia. It will be held from October 25-27 at the Grand Copthorne Hotel in Singapore and this conference will serve as a showcase of new cytometry-related technologies and applications for scientists and clinicians who are using flow cytometry in Asia and Australasia. CYTO Asia 2017 will be an ideal meeting for those scientists and clinicians who are using flow cytometry to present their latest work, and network with their regional peers.

CYTO Asia 2017 is a joint meeting of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), the Australasian Cytometry Society (ACS), and the Singaporean Society for Immunology (SgSI). It will be a three-day scientific conference covering both clinical and research based cytometry, and will feature plenary, parallel and poster sessions. A three-day flow cytometry workshop will precede it on October 22-24, 2017. The plenary sessions will include invited speakers presenting the latest advances in the field, while parallel and poster sessions will be chosen from abstract submissions.

Jointly Organized By

Warsaw ISAC Cytometry Workshop

Live Education Delivery Task Force of ISAC has decided to deliver an educational event with practical wet labs in the Central and Eastern Europe every year. After a success of the Prague meeting in April 2016 they will organize
"Warsaw ISAC Cytometry Workshop" in May 12 – 14, 2017.


course will be organized at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, the leading scientific Institution in Poland. It will be intended for 45 cytometrists from Central Europe. Workshop will receive a financial support from ISAC.

Basics of multicolor
Multicolor panel design
Staining & Compensation
Cell signaling
Data analysis

Mitochondria and ROS
Cell cycle & proliferation
Cell signaling
Data analysis
Sorting or Basics multicolor or Build your own cytometer adv.


CYTO 2017

Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry


The CYTO Congress is developed through the efforts of over 50 members of the Organizing and Planning Committees, including the ISAC Scholars and Shared Resource Lab Emerging Leaders, who propose themes, speakers, and assist with the review of abstracts.

The Congress will include elements for scientists working in all areas of cytometry and at all career stages. Top faculty and leaders in the industry will contribute their time and talent to CYTO Innovation, State of the Art Lectures, Scientific Tutorials, Workshops, Frontiers, and Plenary Sessions featuring cutting edge cytometry technology and applications. The program will also include Parallel Sessions with examples of contemporary cytometry from the research lab to the clinic and Poster Sessions providing an opportunity for discussions between authors and delegates. Additionally, the Congress will include Commercial Exhibits featuring companies displaying hardware, software, and reagents for cytometry research.

The Congress will be held at the Hynes Convention Center, which is conveniently located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115, USA

SIC 2017

Congress of the Iberian Society for Cytometry

Lisbon will be hosting the XV Congress of the Sociedad Ibérica de Citometria (SIC), in May 2017

The Organizing Committee, along with the SIC board, wish this event to be a time of scientific networking, in which clinicians, basic researchers, and companies could be in close contact. Such interaction will be beneficial for everyone and will certainly help to develop new instruments, software and improve working protocols to move the field of cytometry.

The Organizing Committee has put together a remarkable list of speakers, to cover state-of-the-art technologies, as well as a broad range of clinical and research flow cytometry applications.
You will have plenty of time to expand your contacts and deepen your knowledge on flow cytometry and its advances in the recent years.

SIC Congress will have:
- Workshops on clinical and research applications of cytometry
- Plenary sessions highlighting the best of Iberian-made and international cytometry
- Parallel sessions with selected oral presentations
- Poster presentations


ESCCA 2017

Cytometry at the Crossroad of Cultures

Key deadlines and dates
15 May 2017 Abstract submission and Registration online
30 June 2017 Deadline abstract submission (23:59:59 CEST)
14 July 2017 Notifications of acceptance
31 July 2017 Deadline early registration fee
10 September 2017 Deadline regular registration fee
24-27 September 2017 ESCCA 2017

More information on the
programme will follow soon.

ESCCA 2017 will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from Sunday 24 September - Wednesday 27 September 2017

Flow Cytometry Webinars


In this
webinar, Dr. Jordi Petriz (The Jose Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute in Barcelona) discusses how flow cytometry can be a key player in investigating cancer stem cells. The ability of normal and tumor stem cells to express transporter molecules that function to exclude anticancer drugs and certain dye molecules can potentially be exploited to identify and isolate cancer stem cells by flow cytometry.