Flow Cytometry (2019)

University of Geneva

LocationGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

Unique in Switzerland, this CAS allows the participants to acquire the necessary expertise in flow cytometry for the use of this technique in all diagnostic applications in hematology, immunology and oncology, as well as for research purposes in cellular biology, pharmacology, and microbiology.

  • Give participants the theoretical and practical information needed to perform flow cytometric analyses independently
  • Enable participants to develop experimental and diagnostic approaches, to develop data analysis strategies, and to use appropriate analytical softwares
  • Illustrate to participants the most common applications of flow cytometry with a special focus on applications in hematology and immunology
  • Inform participants of the latest developments in the field of flow cytometry, of the technical progress and of multi-dimensional data analysis

Physician (hematologist, immunologist), biologist, biochimist, pharmacist, toxicologist, veterinarian, engineer in the medical sciences, laboratory technician with a professional experience in flow cytometry

At the end of the CAS participants will be able to:

  • perform independently the most common applications of flow cytometry in the field of immunological research and clinical immunology and hematology
  • develop specific assays for studying cell proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis
  • build complex multicolour flow cytometry panels and develop the corresponding data analysis strategies
  • understand the advantages and drawbacks of the different technologies and softwares on the market
  • determine which tools (Hardware & Software) are the best for solving a given biological question
  • perform executive functions in analysing and solving complex problems related to flow cytometry
  • justify experimental approaches and technical choices
  • understand current and future technical developments in flow cytometry

3 modules

  • Introduction to flow cytometry
  • Flow Cytometry for advanced users
  • Special applications for Flow Cytometry 

Written report, treatise

Applicants should hold: 

  • a master’s or a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Medicine, or a degree deemed equivalent issued by a University, and recognized by the University of Geneva
  • a bachelor or a master’s degree from a University of Applied Sciences (HES). 2 years professional experience related to the Certificate program will be required. An interview can complete the admission procedure
  • a higher education degree in Biomedical Analysis or equivalent training (ie.: laboratory technician). 2 years professional experience related to the Certificate program will be required. An interview can complete the admission procedure

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