[Histonet] Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Symposium Reminder

Scott Baldwin SBaldwin <@t> compucyte.com
Wed Dec 12 10:24:52 CST 2007

To All Histonetters,
  This is a reminder to register for the Inaugural Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Symposium at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which is being offered as part of the CSHL Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Regional Center of Excellence. The symposium will take place at the Laboratory's Cold Spring Harbor, New York campus from January 30 to February 1, 2008.  Space is limited, and therefore early registration is strongly advised. 

The meeting is structured to combine both the theory and practice of QIC, with morning seminars featuring a keynote lecturer and presentations by researchers employing the technology in their work.  Afternoons will offer small group laboratory sessions, with extensive hands-on practical opportunities for further skill development in applying quantitative imaging cytometry (solid phase laser scanning cytometry) techniques in cell- and tissue-based applications.

Confirmed morning presentations and speakers include:

Day 1:  Introduction to Quantitative Imaging Cytometry

·         Time, Biochemistry, and Cell States:  Role of cytometry in systems biology -  James Jacobberger, Professor of Oncology, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH 

·         Laser Scanning Cytometry:  Where it fits into modern biomedical analysis - William Telford, NIH/NCI, Bethesda, MD

·         Application of Laser Scanning Cytometry to the Functional Analysis of a Protein Phosphatase in a Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease - Nicholas Tonks, Director of Shared Resources, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Day 2:  Quantitative Imaging Cytometry for Cellular Analysis

·         Quantitative Imaging Cytometry:  How it complements the analytical capabilities of flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques - Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, Professor of Pathology, Brander Cancer Research Institute, Valhalla, NY 

·         Cell Fate Signaling in Tumor Cells - Shazib Pervaiz, Professor, National University of Singapore

·         Potential Mechanisms for the Generation of Chromosome Aneuploidy in Human Cancer - John M. Lehman, Professor of Pathology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

·         The Role of Circulating Epithelial Tumor Cells (CETC) in the Metastatic Pathway - Katharina Pachmann, Professor, Department of Experimental Hematology and Oncology, Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany

Day 3:  Quantitative Imaging Cytometry for Tissue Analysis

·         Looking at Old Colors with New Lights:  Applying quantitative imaging cytometry to  diagnostic cytopathology and  histopathology  - William Geddie, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada

·         Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Applications in Pre-Clinical Drug Development - David Krull, GlaxoSmithKline Safety Assessment, Research Triangle Park, NC

·         Quantitation of Caspase 3 Activation as a Pharmacodynamic Endpoint in Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA) Biopsies - Gloria Juan, Clinical Immunology, Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA

·         Quantitative Imaging of Biomarkers in Whole Sections and Tissue Microarrays - Viju Ananthanarayanan, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL


Lectures are followed by small group laboratory sessions providing extensive hands-on practical opportunities for further skill development in applying quantitative imaging cytometry (solid phase laser scanning cytometry) techniques in cell- and tissue-based applications. These sessions will be guided by an expert-level faculty from universities and industry and will focus on the following areas:

·         Practical instruction in designing QIC experiments:  Implementation of high-content cell- and tissue-based applications on the iCys® Imaging Cytometer, quantification of fluorescence and laser light loss, defining assay end-points, dye selection (fluorescent and chromatic), sample preparation for automated analysis, troubleshooting analytical and image performance.

·         Advanced data analysis techniques:  Multiparameter cell cycle; DNA damage; high-content tissue microarray analysis.

·         Individualized application development assistance on requested applications will be offered by experienced staff.  

A full 3-day course fee of $1500 will cover admission to the morning symposia, all afternoon practical sessions and materials, a peer-reviewed poster session and reception, accommodations for three nights and meals for three days on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory campus.  Discounts are available for academic and government institutions. Partial registration packages are also available.  Attendance at morning sessions only is priced at $50/day.

Registration and a Call for Poster Abstracts are now available at www.ImagingCytometryCenter.com <http://www.imagingcytometrycenterimagingcytometrycenter.com/> .  

Questions may be addressed to CSHL_Symposium <@t> ImagingCytometryCenter.com or by phone at 612-202-8316.

Scott Baldwin MT(ASCP)

CompuCyte Corporation


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