CYTO 2013 is kicking off this weekend in San Diego, California and Cytobank will be there – stop by the Cytobank booth #442 to say hi and then visit the following talks and posters featuring Cytobank.
Venue and Date:
May 19-22, 2013
XXVIII Congress of the International Congress for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC)
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
Studying single-cell signaling networks with mass cytometry: A perspective from Professor Bernd Bodenmiller
Recently, Bernd Bodenmiller from the University of Zurich gave a webcast for nature.com on using mass cytometry to study single cell signaling networks in biology and disease. The talk consisted of an introduction, an overview of the DVS CyTOF instrument, a summary of Bernd’s recent paper in Nature Biotechnology, and his current work with collaborators in ovarian cancer. If you missed it, the talk is still hosted on Nature’s webcast page and is also summarized for you below.
Welcome to Cytobank User Stories, a series featuring interviews with Cytobank users on their research, scientific vision, and use of flow and mass cytometry.
This time we interview Regina K. Cheung, Ph.D., Associate Disease Area Manager (Peripheral Arterial Disease, Obesity, and Stroke) at Cardiovascular Resource Group. Regina performed her doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Utz at Stanford Univeristy.
Send us feedback and let us know who you’d like to hear from (including yourself)!
|What are you excited about in science? What is your scientific vision?|
I love science because it helps us to understand the world around us, and more importantly, the world within us. I originally trained as an engineer, but eventually realized that as much fun as it was to build robots, I am even more fascinated by the conundrum that is understanding how living beings are built. As we unravel how the amazing system that is the human body works, we can use this knowledge to develop therapeutics. (more…)
As you’ve probably heard from us before, the era of Big Data is here and we want to make sure you’re prepared to face the unique challenges it brings. However, we at Cytobank aren’t the only ones thinking about the implications of managing all the data being generated by high dimensional flow and mass cytometry; +Ryan Duggan via the Cytometry Google community recently hosted a Cytometry Hangout on the topic of Data Management and had a guest panel consisting of our very own Nikesh Kotecha, Kevin Krouse from labkey.org, and Wade Rogers from the University of Pennsylvania. If you didn’t happen to catch it live, below is a quick summary of the panel.
One of our goals at Cytobank is to build community resources that facilitate cytometry experiments. This time around, we’ve updated a couple of our Resources with protocol sheets. These protocol sheets contain experimental steps linked to analysis data that you work with yourself in Cytobank. If you’re just venturing out into the realm of mass cytometry, or phospho-flow using mass or fluorescence cytometry, these resources can guide you along the way.
Having recently joined Cytobank and with little practical experience with the CyTOF, I headed over to the Nolan lab to do my very first CyTOF experiment. Every year, the Nolan lab hosts a phospho-flow course where a small group of interested researchers fly to Stanford to learn how to perform a phospho-flow experiment. During my day there, I used a protocol in development for this course to generate data on the CyTOF and subsequently used DVS Cytobank for analysis. This is a record of my experiences that will hopefully be helpful to those of you just starting out in the world of mass cytometry as well.
It’s nice to put faces to names, right? Well, we’re here to introduce you to the Cytobank Support Team, Geoff and Angela. When you email us for support, generally the reply will be from one of us (occasionally you’ll hear from other team members, and we’ll profile them soon!). We also lead one-on-one trainings by WebEx or Skype, make site visits to do in-person trainings, attend conferences, and you can find us in support chat for real-time assistance.
What kind of support can you receive from us? In addition to assistance learning to use Cytobank for analysis, we’re happy to leverage our years of personal experience as scientists performing flow cytometry experiments to help you at various steps in your research endeavors. We’ve fielded numerous questions including help designing and optimizing protocols, reagent selection, advice in the design of large clinical studies, data interpretation, and more.