Training for the self-serve analyzers is required before customers can operate these instruments independently.
We are currently modifying our training program to comply with University policies regarding COVID-19 restrictions. To begin the process, please fill out the New Customer form. You will be contacted within 3 business days following submission.
Analyzer training is held one time per month and consists of a lecture and subsequent lab practical. The lecture consists of both theoretical and practical information about flow cytometric technology and instrumentation. The lab session is a practical exercise which utilizes fixed, fluorescent cells to conduct a mock setup and experiment on an appropriate flow cytometer.
Class size is limited to twelve (12) students and is held according to the schedule listed in the Digital Cytometry Training section on this page.
Digital Cytometer Training
This class covers the current UFCR cytometers that use digital signal processing (DSP) as the basis of the measurement.
It is necessary that each customer justify the need for this equipment on the New Customer form.
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Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB) 1-209
Dates are sent to each trainee when enrolling.
Spectral Cytometer Training
The UFCR also houses a Cytek Aurora spectral cytometer in CCRB 1-209. Upon completion of the Digital Cytometer Training and a post-training validation, customers can request and undergo a short, additional training to gain access to this instrument. Please submit the UFCR Aurora Training Request form if you are interesting in using the Cytek Aurora.
Customers previously trained by the UFCR who feel they need a refresher should request the refresher training. The refresher training is a lab session and the charge is 50% of the full training fee. Please fill out a Post-Training Validation form to request a refresher training session.
Training Expiration Policy
New customers who do not validate their training through utilization of UFCR instrumentation within the first six (6) months following attendance at training will have their account and access privileges suspended. The refresher training policies above will then apply.
Existing validated customers who do not utilize UFCR instrumentation for one (1) year will also have their account and access privileges suspended. Re-activation will be assessed in consultation with UFCR staff.