May 31, 2018  |  CITRUS, Conferences, Education, Flow Cytometry  |  By  |  0 Comments

Top Trends, Presentations, and Takeaways from CYTO 2018

CYTO, the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC)’s annual meeting wrapped up earlier this month in the exciting city of Prague, Czech Republic. As the premier meeting for showcasing the state of the art and science of cytometry, CYTO and its members revealed no small number of exciting developments in cytometry and beyond. We’re just now getting around to sharing all we saw and heard at the meeting. Some of our favorite presentations and observations include:CytekAuroraProductImage400px

1. There was a lot of buzz around Cytek’s new Aurora instrument, and we were happy to have our collaboration with them featured in their commercial tutorial, which was standing room only. See more about our Cytek collaboration here.

2. As always, we saw many Cytobank customers present their research using our machine detail-CITRUS-NatureMedicine-300pxlearning algorithms. Of particular interest was the prominence of discoveries made using CITRUS in Cytobank. Our favorite CITRUS examples included Anna Belkina’s talk, Axel Shulz’s talk, and a poster from the South African Vaccine initiative on adolescent tuberculosis. (photos in order cited below)

 

Anna Belkina presents: "Inhibitory Receptor Signatures on Gamma Delta T Cells Predict ART-Suppressed HIV Infection, are Synergistically Altered by HIV and Aging, and CoVary with Inflammatory Plasma Analytes."
Anna Belkina presents: “Inhibitory Receptor Signatures on Gamma Delta T Cells Predict ART-Suppressed HIV Infection, are Synergistically Altered by HIV and Aging, and CoVary with Inflammatory Plasma Analytes.”
Axel Schulz Presents: "Immune Cell Profiling of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Undergoing Helminth Therapy by Mass Cytometry."
Axel Schulz Presents: “Immune Cell Profiling of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Undergoing Helminth Therapy by Mass Cytometry.”
Virginie Rozot's Poster: "Identification of Biomarkers of Risk of TB Disease in Adolescents Using Mass Cytometry."
Virginie Rozot’s Poster: “Identification of Biomarkers of Risk of TB Disease in Adolescents Using Mass Cytometry.”

3. Nima Aghaeepour gave a fantastic talk entitled: “Computational Integration of Mass Cytometry, Cell-free Transcriptome, Microbiome, Proteome, and Metabolome Assay,” in which he presented results comparing the information content (relevance) of many different data types that demonstrated that the modularity of the data is important in determining its information content. Thus, even though high parameter cytometry data is still small in parameters as compared to genomics data, it can be more valuable because the information content is higher.

Overall, our feeling leaving the meeting was that this is a great time to be working in single cell biology and we are excited to be a part of it!