CAS Flow Cytometry 2019

Unique in Switzerland, this CAS allows the participants to acquire the necessary expertise in flow cytometry for the use of this technique in all diagnostic applications in hematology, immunology and oncology, as well as for research purposes in cellular biology, pharmacology, and microbiology.

Information

Period

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10 ECTS credits
250 Teaching hours
Over two semesters. Every two years.

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Dr. Nicolas ARRAUD
+ 41 22 372 85 64
nicolas.arraud(at)hcuge.ch

Location

CMU

Registration

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Fees:

CHF 6000.-

Objectives

  • Understand the working principles of a flow cytometer and a cell sorter
  • Design flow cytometry experiments, elaborate experimental strategies, construct antibody panels, and perform analyses of complex data sets
  • Use flow cytometry for the measurement of cellular functions
  • Apply flow cytometry for diagnostic purposes in hematology and immunology   

Audience

Physician (hematologist, immunologist), veterinarian, biologist, researcher or engineer in the life sciences, laboratory technician

Learning outcomes

At the end of the CAS participants will be able:

  • to design flow cytometry experiments 
  • to set-up and control quality parameters on flow cytometers
  • to perform flow cytometry experiments (preparation of samples, work on the cytometer  data analysis) 
  • to  be able to analyse complex multidimensional data 
  • to apply special working protocols of flow cytometry in cellular biology, hematology and immunology 

Programme

3 modules

  • Introductory course: theoretical and practical basics in flow cytometry
  • Avanced course: construction of multicolor panales and complex data analysis 
  • Special applications of flow cytometry in diagnostics and research 

Written scientific work 

Director(s)

Prof. Thomas MATTHES, Faculty of medicine, University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Dr Nicolas ARRAUD, University of Geneva

Accreditation

Accreditation points for FMH in hematology and FMH in immunology, as well as for FAMH

Admission criteria

Applicants should have: 

- a licence or MD/PhD delivered form a University in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or life sciences; or present an equivalent title recognized by the University of Geneva

- a master degree in Life Sciences delivered from an Institute, College or equivalent institution, recognized by the University of Geneva

- a bachelor degree in Life sciences delivered from an Institute, College or equivalent institution, recognized by the University of Geneva, and be able to prove two years of working experience in a flow cytometry laboratory 

- a Certificate of successful completion of a degree in an Institute/school for laboratory technicians and be able to prove two years of working experience in a flow cytometry laboratory 

 

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