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Flow Cytometry Core Facility New Year's Resolutions

It's that time of year again when the gyms are packed and weight-loss commercials air continuously.This year, why not turn you attention towards your core facility and come up with some resolutions the whole lab can take part in. The best part is you'll have help from the rest of your lab mates to keep you on task.

So, just as we do with our person (click on title for more...)

Submitted: 31 December 2014, 5:10 pm

Core Facility Acknowledgment Accounting 101 - How to make sure your work is being recognized.

BioTechniques Article on SRL Attribution
A recent article in Biotechniques has spurred some interesting discussions (click on title for more...)

Submitted: 19 December 2014, 1:16 pm

A First Look at the Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX - Strong Performance in a Small Box

Over the past few years, we've been inundated with small, inexpensive cytometers with the promise that they can perform as well as the big boys. Up until now, I would have told you not to waste your time... up until now.

In 2013, an unknown company called Xitogen set up a booth at the annual CYTO conference. Before long, there was a buzz racing through t (click on title for more...)

Submitted: 4 September 2014, 8:18 pm

21st Century Learning using an Ancient Model Applied to Flow Cytometry Training

There are so many things I'd love to learn.  I always imagined myself playing the guitar, or executing a no-hands backflip, or even writing a mobile application, but so far, I still cannot do any of those things. Of course, each of these things are certainly in the realm of possibilities for me.  I'm actually somewhat musically inclined, I can do many gymnastic-type flips, and I know a thing or two about the languages of the coding world, and yet, I can't amend my CV with any of these (click on title for more...)

Submitted: 29 January 2014, 11:05 am

He said, She said, PEBCAC?

In flow cytometry core facilities, scenarios such as the one that follows are commonplace.
The first thought that comes to me
after a user reports a problem.
An end-user is attempting to collect data, for some reason there's an issue, the end-use (click on title for more...)

Submitted: 18 November 2013, 8:48 pm

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