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August 25, 2015  |  Announcements

Cytobank User Story: Federico Gherardini

Welcome to Cytobank User Stories, a series featuring interviews with Cytobank users on their research, scientific vision, and use of fluorescence and mass cytometry.

This time we interview

What are you excited about in science? What is your scientific vision?
I love developing new technologies that broaden the range of questions
that can be asked. New kinds of data also often bring a whole new set
of computational challenges. I am very interested in using data
visualization and design principles to create tools that allow data to
be analyzed and manipulated more intuitively and effectively.
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August 12, 2015  |  Announcements, Publications

A Framework for Modeling the Immune System

Spitzer and Gherardini et al., from the Nolan Lab at Stanford University, report a novel bioinformatics approach to mapping the immune system called Scaffold (Single-Cell Analysis by Fixed Force- and Landmark-Directed).

Scaffold allows clustering of samples independently, thus allowing addition of new sample data over time. This approach requires users to develop or use a pre-defined reference map.

In their recent publication in Science, the authors reveal maps comparing immune organization among several tissue compartments, among mouse strains, between circadian states, and between species (mouse and human).
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June 19, 2015  |  Announcements, Cytobank, Flow Cytometry

Visit us at CYTO and FOCiS!

Come visit the Cytobank team at FOCiS and CYTO next week to learn more about what we’ve been up to, for some hands-on help, to share your wish list or just to chit-chat. We look forward to seeing you there!

Check out the various talks and posters at CYTO featuring Cytobank:

Saturday June 27, 2015

11:00 (Room: Alsh) – The First Multi-center Comparative Study Using a Novel Technology Mass Cytometry Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (CyTOF2) for High-Speed Acquisition of Highly Multi-parametric Single Cell Data: A Status Report A. Nasaar, B. Carter, J. Lannigan, R. Montgomery, N. Paul, M. Poulin, K. Raddassi, A. Rahman and N. Rashidi. Yale Univ. Sch. of Med., Stanford Shared FACS Facilities, Univ. of Virginia Sch. of Med., Dana-Farber Cancer Inst., Fluidigm, Cambridge, MA, Icahn Sch. of Med. at Mount Sinai and Ragon Inst. of MGH, MIT and Harvard.

11:40 (Room: Alsh) – High Content Dissection of Human Melanoma Tumor Heterogeneity during Treatment Using Mass Cytometry J. Irish, D. Doxie, A. Greenplate, K. Diggins, H. Polikowsky, K. Dahlman, J. Sosman and M. Kelley. Vanderbilt Univ. Sch. of Med.

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June 12, 2015  |  Cytobank

Cytobank 5.0: Sweeping ease-of-use improvements

Cytobank 5.0 is on its way to customer sites, and includes sweeping ease-of-use updates driven by customer feedback, enabling you to reach your goal faster. We’ve implemented a three-level system, centralizing site-wide, experiment-wide, and page-specific actions and reducing time-to-goal.

We encourage you to watch our 90 second overview of the new navigation (below), or attend an upcoming webinar. You can also view the full contents of this release.

March 20, 2015  |  User Stories

User Stories: Claude Chew and his experience with Cytobank 4.2 release

Welcome to Cytobank User Stories, a series featuring interviews with Cytobank users on their research, scientific vision, and use of fluorescence and mass cytometry.

This week we interview Claude Chew, a Flow Cytometry Specialist Senior at University of Virginia in
Charlottesville, VA.  We asked Claude to share with us his favorite features from our 4.2 release and to describe how this release has helped to improve his scientific workflow.

What are you excited about in science? What is your scientific vision?
Claude Chew

Claude Chew
Flow Cytometry Specialist Senior at University of Virginia

My vision is to try to bring together the technical aspects of flow/mass cytometry with biology. My experience is that there is often a disconnect between the two. Hopefully there is a way to more fully integrate these aspects to make a fully-functioning unit that will be a powerful tool for looking into how life works at the single cell level! I’m particularly excited about recent developments in the field of high-dimensional analysis with the advent of the CyTOF and the data analysis platforms that have and continue to be generated to meet the challenge of ‘big data’.
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March 16, 2015  |  Cytobank, User Stories

User Stories: Erica Alvendia and her experience with Cytobank 4.2 release

Welcome to Cytobank User Stories, a series featuring interviews with Cytobank users on their research, scientific vision, and use of fluorescence and mass cytometry.

This time we interview Erica Alvendia, a Research Associate at Primity Bio in Fremont, California.  We asked Erica to share with us her favorite features from our 4.2 release and to describe how this release has helped to improve her scientific workflow.

What are you excited about in science? What is your scientific vision?
Erica Alvendia

Erica Alvendia
Research Associate at Primity Bio

Science has such a broad subject range that there is always something new to learn. The knowledge you can obtain seems endless and that’s what I find exciting. More specifically, I’m fascinated with reading up on the pathogenesis of various diseases (especially the rare ones) and learning about the different treatments available for them. With that said, it’s my scientific vision to find treatment options for diseases that have none. Primarily any disease that results in either a physical or mental disability.
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March 12, 2015  |  Announcements, Education

Complete your viSNE workflow and back-gate using Dot Overlays

Always listening to our user feedback, we heard your requests to complete your viSNE workflow by overlaying Populations to uniquely color the viSNE continents. Our latest release brings you a new plot type configuration we call Dot Overlays that allows you to do this, and also lends itself to traditional back-gating approaches that allow you to see child populations in the context of ancestors.

Dot Overlays
Dot Overlays

Dot Overlays allow you to overlay not just Populations, but any of the Figure Dimensions within a single Dot Plot. Now you can compare Populations, Timepoints, Conditions, Individuals, and any dimension of your choosing within Dot Overlay plots. Just drag any figure dimension into the second (overlaid) position. See how your time course stacks out, compare your stimulations/titration data, or just see how populations sit in the context of each other (traditional back-gating). Visit our knowledge base for the full scoop on how to set up Dot Overlays, including a video tutorial.
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February 12, 2015  |  Education

Introduction to Grant Writing: Inserting Cytobank as a line item in your submission

Data retention: key to NIH policy for successful grant funding

Data sharing and preservation are central components of successfully-funded grant submissions to the NIH. Since 2003, the National Institutes of Health has maintained the NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance, and even released a brochure to help guide those seeking a successfully funded grant. These policies emphasize that “Data should be made as widely and freely available as possible while safeguarding the privacy of participants, and protecting confidential and proprietary data.”

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