Please join us at the 3rd Annual UK Mass Cytometry User Group Meeting!
We are delighted to host this year’s UK Mass Cytometry User Group Meeting (UGM) at the University of Birmingham campus in the historic Bramall Music Building on November 7–8, 2019.
We will bring together our growing community of mass cytometry customers in the UK so you can share your discoveries and best practices using CyTOF® technology. The agenda will cover a wide range of research topics as well as a back-to-basics section for those just getting started.
We will also include a panel discussion on data analysis methods and a breakout session for core facility managers.
And be sure to join us for our social evening on Thursday, November 7, where you can relax and chat with your colleagues and friends!
Check out our agenda and register now to guarantee your seat!
We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!
A light breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch will be provided on both days.
Registration is free, but space is limited.
Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Registration will be on the ground floor, meeting will be in the Elgar concert hall
University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United KingdomDirections
Thursday, November 7, 13:00 (preceded by Core Facility Managers Meeting)
Friday, November 8, 14:00
Day 1 – Thursday, November 7
|10:00 – 12:00||Core managers and operators meeting (on invitation only)|
|12:00 – 13:00||Arrival and registration|
|13:00 – 13:10||Welcome and introduction||Rachel Hipkin, PhD||Fluidigm|
|A deeper understanding through mass cytometry|
|13:10 – 13:40||Deep immunophenotyping of Tregs: how deep can you go?||Shahram Kordasti, MD, PhD||King’s College London|
|13:40 – 14:10||To be announced||Naeem Khan, PhD||University of Birmingham|
|Mass cytometry back to basics A: panel design and preparation|
|14:10 – 14:30||Mass cytometry updates and project design considerations||Thomas Adejumo||Fluidigm|
|14:30 – 14:50||Sample prep – your ticket to smooth acquisition||Michalina Mazurczyk, BSc, MSc||Oxford University|
|14:50 – 15:10||Developing murine immune panels and workflow to elucidate the skin||Antonia Banyard||Cancer Research UK, Manchester Institute|
|15:10 – 15:40||Coffee break and networking|
|Mass cytometry back to basics B: acquisition and data analysis|
|15:40 – 16:00||CyTOF: How I learned to stop worrying and love statistics||Sheila McCartan, PhD||Queen’s University Belfast|
|16:00 – 16:20||Introduction to data analysis concepts||Nedyalko Petrov, PhD||Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust|
|16:20 – 16:40||Open source software tools for high dimensional data analysis||Gareth Howell||University of Manchester|
|16:40 – 17:00||Towards an advanced analysis platform for immunoprofiling by single-cell mass cytometry||Anna Coenen-Stass, PhD||AstraZeneca|
|Flash talks – Young researchers in mass cytometry|
|17:00 – 17:05||Utilising CD45 barcoding in longitudinal clinical studies||Matt Fish||King’s College London|
|17:05 – 17:10||Peripheral circulating T-lymphocytes in immune related colitis||Anna Olsen-Brown||University of Liverpool|
|17: 10 – 17:15||Using Mass Cytometry to temporally profile cells of the acute inflammatory response||Olivia Bracken, PhD||University College London|
|Panel discussion: Succeeding with CyTOF: from sample to data (optional attendance)|
|17:15 – 17:20||Introduction to panel topics||Thomas Adejumo||Fluidigm|
|17:20 – 18:15||Best practices discussion|
|18:30 – 22:00||Evening social event|
Day 2 – Friday, November 8
|Mass cytometry in clinical applications – I|
|09:00 – 09:25||Advancing drug discovery using CyTOF: adapting the workflow for preclinical MoA exploration||Lukasz Magiera, PhD||AstraZeneca|
|09:25 – 09:50||Using deep immunophenotyping in a proof-of-concept trial of a novel immunotherapy in depression||Lorinda Turner, PhD||University of Cambridge|
|09:50 – 10:15||Immune profiling the tumour microenvironment in aggressive lymphoma||Edward Truelove, PhD||Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL|
|10:15 – 10:45||Coffee break and networking|
|Mass cytometry in clinical applications – II|
|10:45 – 11:15||The immunobiology of B Lymphocytes in non-small cell lung cancer||Akshay Patel||University of Birmingham|
|11:15 – 11:45||Cell-type specific signaling networks in heterocellular organoids||Chris Tape, PhD||UCL Cancer Institute|
|11:45 – 12:50||Lunch and networking|
|Novel applications in mass cytometry and Imaging Mass Cytometry|
|12:50 – 13:10||Deconvoluting the tumour microenvironment of ovarian cancer||Sarwah Al-Khalidi, PhD||University of Cambridge|
|13:10 – 13:30||Interrogating the spatial relationships within the tumour immune microenvironment of Kras-mutant lung cancer||Febe Van Maldegem, PhD||Francis Crick Institute|
|13:30 – 13:50||New discoveries in IMC, future directions of MC/IMC||Leigh-Anne McDuffus, PhD||Fluidigm|
|13:50 – 14:00||Closing remarks / Meeting adjourns|
We have set aside a block of rooms at the Edgbaston Hotel, within walking distance of the meeting venue, with a special meeting rate:
Standard Double Room, 2 nights, breakfast included (06.11.19–08.11.19), £95/night
To book your room at this rate:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 121 454 5212, press option 1 for bedroom reservations and quote the reference “FLUIDIGM.”
Please note that you must book by September 25th to receive this special rate, and that a limited number of rooms apply.