2022 Fall Meeting update

Hello NECyto community! October 27 is fast approaching, I hope everyone is as excited as we are. This year’s meeting will return to the Ragon Institute Schwartz Auditorium at 400 Technology Square, with a vendor fair in the atrium of Buildings 100/200 just across the street. Register using this link:

As usual, we will start with breakfast at 8, with talks starting at 9, and then lunch and an afternoon break. We are pleased to offer a stellar lineup of speakers this year, and are planning something a little different for the meeting, but something we should all be used to at this point–we have decided to feature a remote presenter.

Titles to come, but our speakers and topics will be:
Jonathan Herman, Ragon Institute: Systems serology in Malaria
Virginia Camacho, Boston Childrens Hospital: Tregs in myeloid leukemia
Fabienne Lucas and Drew Williamson, BWH: Machine learning in pathology
Charlotte Graham, MGH: Clinical CAR-T cell assays
Diether Recktenwald, : History of Flow

Our final presentation slot will be dedicated to an open forum for the community to share their ideas on what the NECyto user group can do to best serve the community. We will be asking for members of the community to help out, whether its organizing/posting the monthly happy hours, or finding host sites for periodic seminars. If you’d like to complete our survey, the link is:

We will also remember Howard Shapiro, whose absence from the meeting will be sorely felt, and his distinctive closing remarks will be missed. But as he would insist, the FLOW must go on, so we will take the lessons he taught us to do bigger and better science!

We hope you will join us!

NECyto Organizing Committee

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Fall Meeting Registration

We hope you can join us on October 27 for the fall meeting!! Please register using the link below so we know how many to expect. We’ve switched to a new registration site which does add a small convenience charge, but we’re keeping the rate the same as before–$50 for attendee, $600 for vendor. *Vendor table includes 2 attendees, additional representatives are asked to register as a regular attendee.*

Since we are technically a hospital space, we do have some COVID precautions that we will have to follow that I will post to newenglandcytometry.com in the near future. It will include an attestation to vaccination status (COVID and Flu) and any current symptoms.
While I’m here I’ll also include the survey form link, please fill it out if you get a chance.

You do NOT have to include your email, that is only for us to contact you if you want to help out. If you don’t want your email linked to the survey, you can always reach out to any of the committee members or new.england.cytometry@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all soon!
The NECyto Organizing Committee

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NECyto Fall Meeting and call for engagement!

Dear New England Cytometry community,

The New England Cytometry (NECyto) organizing committee is currently working on our annual meeting (27 October at the Ragon Institute). This will be our first in-person meeting since 2019, and we are excited to host a collaborative day of cutting-edge cytometry and networking with colleagues.

New England Cytometry was founded to gather scientists, physicians, and shared resource lab members who use these technologies. As our technology and community has grown and changed over the past 27 years, our past leaders have been instrumental to the continuity of this meeting. Without their work, NECyto would not be here today.

We need your help to create a roadmap for the future of NECyto.  On Monday we will send a link to a Google Form where you may anonymously submit thoughts and ideas.  We will then host an open discussion at this year’s annual meeting.  We welcome feedback from all cytometrists – academic researchers, core managers and technicians, biotech scientists – anyone who benefits from our local community.


New England Cytometry Organizing Committee

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Happy Summer!

Hello NECyto members and flow community! I would like to announce that Michele Griffin, who works with Glenn at the Koch Institute Flow Core at MIT, is interested in starting up a new meeting group for interested flow cytometrists.

flowomen will be an informal, fun women’s flow cytometry gathering where members meet up to vent all things flow and support each other as strong women leaders and scientists.
Location TBD (a local Cambridge Restaurant), on Wednesday September 7 at 5:30 PM. RSVP to Michele (michelep@mit.edu).

I’ll also take this opportunity to remind you all that BBGs are coming back, we will skip July but the first Monday in August is August 1, so block off your sort calendars now so you can come! As always, you can send me suggestions for venue, and let me know you are coming so I can book a table.

While you have your calendar out, pencil in NECyto for October 27, for the return of our annual fall meeting. Looking forward to seeing you all there!


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Zoom BBG!

Originally sent via the HSFC email list on 3/11, its in their archives but I never got the message in my inbox. I’m hoping you all did.
Greetings, FLOWers! I hope everyone is doing well, I know many of us are feeling somewhat isolated and miss seeing everyone’s smiling faces at BBGs (preferably with a beer in hand!), so NECyto will be hosting a zoom BBG on Monday 3/22 starting officially at 5, but I’ll try to log in early. Depending on turnout we may end up using breakout rooms (“tables”) as it’ll be hard having too many people in one room… I know Howard is looking forward to seeing everyone so if you can find a time to stop by, please log in!
Michael Waring is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NECyto BBG
Time: Mar 22, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 873 8973 0424
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COVID online class from MIT

Hello flow community! While we wont be having NECyto this year, the opportunities for learning never end! I’ve just found out about this offering from MIT, co-organized by one of the Ragon PIs.

New Subject Offering: “COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic”
In Fall 2020, all MIT students and the general public are welcome to join Professors Richard Young and Facundo Batista as they discuss the science of the pandemic during this new class. Special guest speakers include: Anthony Fauci, David Baltimore, Britt Glaunsinger, Bruce Walker, Eric Lander, Michel Nussenzweig, Akiko Iwasaki, Arlene Sharpe, Kizzmekia Corbett, and others. The class will run from September 1, 2020 through December 8, 2020 and begin each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. ET.

The live stream is available to the public, but only registered students will be able to ask questions. The sessions will be recorded and made available. If you are interested, visit this link!

I hope you are all staying well.

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NECyto 2020

Greetings NECyto members and followers. After careful consideration we have decided not to host a meeting this year. As disappointing and difficult a decision this was, we hope that Monday BBGs will be able to resume sometime soon (before it is too cold to sit outside!) and that the lively flow discussions in person can resume, and we will return next year with some format changes to the fall meeting!
I can’t believe this is the first post of 2020, and I will try to post more content in the coming months to keep you informed and entertained. Any suggestions or requests are welcomed!


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NECyto recap and contact info

Thanks to all who attended NECyto 2019 as a registrant, vendor, or speaker, it was a great day (if you don’t mind a little wind…). Some of the slide decks have been posted on the meetings page, some will not be made publicly available. Be sure to come next year so you don’t miss a thing!

A reminder that we have lots of ways to get in touch with us. Our email is new.england.cytometry@gmail.com, and we are also on Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, and Instagram! And don’t forget the ISAC social forum. For new users in the area, there is the HSFC mailing list (High Speed Flow Cytometry) for local announcements and events! Visit:  https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/arc/hsfc to join.
This info is now on our “Contact Us” page as well.

We are looking for new members for the organizing committee,  to bring in some fresh ideas and extra hands! If you have ideas but no time, we are happy to hear from you as well. Speakers for next year, content for the blog, anything you’d like your local professional society to provide. Use any of the platforms listed above (email is probably the most reliable).

Finally, I didn’t realize it had been over a year since I added to the “humor” page, so enjoy the latest addition. There are several older creations that haven’t made it on there yet, I’ll get those posted in the near future.



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One day until the 2019 NECyto user group meeting! The agenda and speaker list can be found under Meetings>2019, or direct link here:

Please note that we will again hold registration in the Atrium of 100/200 Technology Square, like last year–closer to the food and the vendors!

We are pleased to again provide $5 parking in 800 Tech Square garage, but ask that you park on the top levels to accommodate local monthly passholders. You will be provided with a voucher to turn in at the cashier window upon exiting, and can stay for the post-meeting BBG gathering.

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2019 NECyto Registration is live!

With just over 6 weeks to go before the NECyto User Group fall meeting on October 17th, registration is now live! The link is at the bottom of this message, but a few items of note for our vendors:
–Vendor tables include 2 attendees (so 2 tables covers 4 attendees), additional reps would need to register as a “General Attendee”. We will get names for the vendor badges after registration.
–There is an option for vendors to sponsor either Breakfast, Lunch, or break, for an additional $200. (The registration site description says $150, we are trying to correct that!). We appreciate your support!
–further vendor information can be found here:

Click this link to register:

We hope to see you at the meeting!
Mike Waring
President, New England Cytometry User Group
Director, Ragon Institute Imaging Core

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