OCS Flow Cytometry
NYU Langone Medical Center
Flow Cytometry - technology review and state of the art
Wednesday — September 10, 2014
Pacific Forum — 3:00 p.m.
Flow cytometers acquire multi-parametric measurements permitting real-time characterization of a wide range of biological items, ranging in size from sub-micron particles or cellular organelles, to whole cells from 1-100 microns, up to small organisms in the millimeter size range such as plankton , with the added capability of sampling a large number of these items rapidly. The field of flow cytometry continues to witness new developments in its instrumentation, applications, and growth of its utilization. This presentation will begin with an historic overview outlining the convergence of technologies that led to the development of today's flow cytometers and cell sorters. This will be followed by a review of the wide range of currently utilized applications of flow cytometry. Applications of flow cytometry in the marine sciences will be highlighted, and the utilization of biological reagents sourced from the marine world will be illustrated. The latest developments and trends in the field of flow cytometric instrumentation will conclude the presentation.