NECyto 2014 Registration is active!

New England Cytometry’s Annual Fall Meeting will be held in Boston on October 2, 2014. We are assembling another great list of speakers and will announce the lineup soon, but attendees and vendors can register now by going to the following link:

The speaker list will be posted to

We hope you will attend!


I’ve also posted a new edit of my Spinal Tap post in the Humor section.  Other posts in the works.

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NECyto 2014 and some updates

The New England Cytometry Users Group would like to announce the date for our annual Fall meeting.  It will be on October 2nd  from 8:00 am to 5 pm at the beautiful Starr Center at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, MA.  Details will be posted here, or you can navigate to the page through the “Meetings” tab above.  We hope to see you there!

A new job has been listed on the Job Board.

Finally, I’ve collected the published humor posts, and added a few new ones, to the Humor page.


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2013 Salary Survey

–Thanks to Stephen Kwok at the Tufts Laser Cytometry Flow Core at Tufts Medical School for conducting a flow cytometry salary survey last year, the results were posted to the Purdue list but have since been removed, so we are posting it here for anyone that is interested. I’ll also link it from the “Job Board” page.

2013 Flow Cytometry Survey

–There is a new category in the menu bar for “Humor” so that the feed does not end up with jokes overwhelming the “scholarly” posts or announcements. Feedback appreciated!

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One of these things is not like the others…

For those of you that grew up with Sesame Street:
Three of these things belong together
Three of these things are kind of the same
Can you guess which one of these doesn’t belong here?
Now it’s time to play our game (time to play our game).


Click here for the answer!

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Please join us for the 2013 annual New England Cytometry meeting on Tuesday November 5!

Visit the meetings page for details and the itinerary:

Credit cards now accepted for registration!
Click here to register!

It promises to be another excellent meeting, looking forward to seeing you there!

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A clone by any other name…


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Bee-ah-core or Bye-ah-core?

We have a Biacore 3000 from GE Healthcare, which uses Surface Plasmon Resonance technology (SPR) to perform label-free measurements of protein interactions, as well as detect differences in concentrations of solutions.  This technology can determine binding kinetics and protein interactions without the need for additional dyes or labels.  For the longest time I could NOT remember how to pronounce it, so I put together these slides to help me remember (and then went on to carry out the joke ad absurdum…):






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