Training Services

Training for the self-serve analyzers is required before customers can operate these instruments independently.

To begin the process, please fill out the New Customer Form. You will be contacted the next Monday or Friday following submission.

Training format

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 fluorescent beads 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.

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It is necessary that each customer justify the need for this equipment on the New Customer Form.

Lectures

Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB) 2-115
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Upcoming dates:

  • May 8, 2018
  • June 5, 2018
  • July 10, 2018
  • August 7, 2018
  • September 4, 2018
  • October 2, 2018
  • November 6, 2018
  • December 4, 2018

Lab 

Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB) 1-209
Dates are sent to each trainee when enrolling.

Accuri C6 training

Accuri C6 training is available at no additional charge for active customers who have completed University Flow Cytometry Resource (UFCR) Digital Cytometer Training. Qualified customers may submit the Accuri Training Request form to request a seat in the next available session (see dates on form).

Refresher training

Customers previously trained by the UFCR who feel they need a refresher should request the Refresher Training class.The refresher training is a lab session and the charge is 50% of the full training fee. Please fill out a Training Request 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.