The Biotechnology Program's Summer Courses


The Biotechnology Program offers the following short courses on various techniques used in biotechnology research. If you would like to receive training in any of the areas listed below, please register through UCD Conference and Event Services. Their link is provided below for each of the courses and by selecting it, registration will be possible for that particular class.


Haring Hall
Bridget & Johnathon


July 16 - 20, 2018

Lead Instructor:

Bridget McLaughlin, Technical Director, UC Davis Flow Cytometry Shared Resource


Genome Center and Tupper Hall

This comprehensive flow cytometry course is enhanced with interactive laboratory sessions using many of our UC Davis cytometers as well as new instrumentation and software to teach you to a variety of established and new approaches in cytometry. Special guest speakers will introduce new trends in flow cytometry and explain the physical and electronic concepts in light collection and signal processing. Thanks to many generous sponsors, lunches and coffee breaks are provided to promote opportunities for interaction with the instructors and cytometry specialists. Please make plans to join us this summer for another fun week of flow education.

Course objectives:

  • Learn the fundamental concepts of how flow cytometers work
  • Discuss best practices in sample preparation for flow cytometry
  • Describe standard assays and techniques
  • Introduce new cutting edge technologies and applications for single cell analysis and genomics
  • Demystify multicolor cell staining, compensation and analysis

Laboratory sessions include:

  • UC Davis LSRII: Software setup for successful multicolor acquisition and analysis
  • UC Davis Astrios Cell Sorter: Cell sorting fundamentals using the Beckman Coulter Astrios
  • Titration setup and analysis with the Miltenyi MacsQuant cytometer
  • Cytometer setup and quality control for consistent performance
  • Principles and Advantages of Spectral Cytometry on the Cytek Aurora
  • Multispectral imaging flow cytometry using the Amnis FlowSight Imaging Cytometer
  • Multicolor Panel Design workshop with BD Biosciences, don’t miss this!
  • FlowJo basic and advanced flow cytometry data analysis and panel design wizard
  • And more!

Special guest speakers:

  • Holden Maecker, Ph.D., Director, Stanford University Human Immune Monitoring Core
  • Jolene Bradford, Associate Director Flow Cytometry Systems, Molecular Probes, a Division of Invitrogen with ThermoFisher Scientific
  • Marty Bigos, Director, Stanford Shared Flow Cytometry Laboratory
  • Marcia Mednick, Senior Applications Support Scientist, Takara Bio

Flow Cytometry Course registration details and fees: CLICK HERE

Enrollment is limited to 30 students (lecture/lab), 40 lecture only.


See photos of 2017 course HERE

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