The Chicago Users Group in Cytometry explores all things flow cytometry and topics related to single cell analysis. Join us to hear from the leaders in the field and discussions around new technologies.
ChUG Podcast #14: Cytometry on Air #3: Cell Sorting
Ryan ran a discussion on the cell sorters available on the market on the Cytometry on Air podcast, roughly 10 years ago. It's now 2023 and we invited Dave Adams back along with Bill Eades to discuss how things look nowadays. We talked about the premature deployment of cell sorters, ultra-specialization of platforms, and planned obsolescence. We covered the most popular droplet-based platforms available, as well as the microfluidics systems.
ChUG Podcast #13 - In the Service of Cytometry (with Tony Leger)
We're thrilled to host Tony Leger, Director of Automation Laboratory Technology (ALT), for a discussion on instrument service in the field of Flow Cytometry. If you have frustrations regarding the cost of service contracts, or the difficulty around repairing your own instruments, this discussion should provide some great insights. We're hoping to expand the 'In the Service of Cytoemtry ' series to multiple actors in the field to better understand what is going on, but we wanted to start discussion to begin with the voice of Tony Leger. His care for right to repair and empowering user in fixing their own equipment sets the tone that will lead this series.
We name companies during our conversation, and I think we should clarify a few points. Firstly, ChUG is not supported by any specific manufacturers, and the opinions stated here are based on our experience. Secondly, we aim to identify solutions that can be applied in the field to improve the current situation and improve the overall quality of research.
ChUG Podcast #12 - Imaging Flow Cytometry. What's going on?
We're back! We wanted to make sense of the numerous imaging flow cytometers that have hit the market over the last few years, notably the Attune CytPix and the BD FACS Discover S8. Ryan Duggan, Director Emeritus Pat Simms, Daniel Vocelle and that other guy discuss the potential use of the technology, and harp on an imaginary Image Stream Cell sorter.
ChUG Podcast #11 - 2022 in Review
Here at ChUG in Cytometry, we aim to be the most relevant that we can be! This is why we decided to comment on events that have not happened yet! Laura Johnston, Pat Simms, Robot Ryan Duggan and David Leclerc discuss upcoming flow meetings, what's going on at ISAC, cells sorters, David is shilling for industry, and hiring new staff in SRLs. We also say goodbye to Laura who is moving to back to Seattle.
ChUG Podcast #10 - The Flood of '21
The CAT Facility lost a few instruments due to some water damage a few months ago and we turned to an Insurance Group to help us out. It's not a common situation for anyone (hopefully), so here's some thoughts on our experience and what can be done to avoid it as much as possible.
ChUG Podcast #9 - Chatting Around the Dumpster Fire
The gang is back! Pat Simms, Laura Johnston, Ryan Duggan, and that other guy discuss the latest news in the flow cytometry world in this second edition of Chatting Around the Dumpster Fire. They talk about hiring staff, getting back to work in the COVID era, creating online content in flow, the great floods in history, the Quanteon, CYTO 2021 (it seems they didn't see much of it), and the future of cytometry, both spectral and mass.