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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Talk titles for NECyto 2019

Optimist: Glass is half full.  Pessimist: Glass is half empty.  Cytometrist: glass starts out half empty, but is full by the end of the sort!

October 17th will be upon us soon, and I know you are all eager to know what we will talk about at NECyto and to get registered! Well the server we’ve been using for registration is in transition, and we’ll get that launched as soon as we can. In the meantime, we will post the talk titles so you know what we will be presenting!

-Jon Fallon and Allison Demas, Ragon Institute: “Using high throughput, flow-based tools to guide the development of functionalized malaria antibodies.”
-Greg Behbehani, Ohio State University. “Applications of mass cytometry in myeloid malignancies”
-Anne Carpenter, Broad Institute. “A picture is worth a million numbers: Targeting disease by profiling cells via microscopy and imaging flow cytometry”
-Kelly Lundsten Biolegend. “A new age in spectral detection: expanding and upgrading fluorophore selection”
-Marcela Maus MGH: “CAR T cells: a new role for cytometry.”
-Joe Trotter, BD Biosciences: “Future of Sorting.”

For the Vendors! Please visit this link for information about the meeting:
We will send out an announcement when registration goes live.

We look forward to seeing everyone!
Mike Waring
President, New England Cytometry
Director, Ragon Institute Imaging Core

Reminder: we are now on Twitter (@NECytometry)
and FaceBook (New England Cytometry)!

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2019 CYTO and NECyto

Hello flow users! I hope to see some of you at CYTO in Vancouver in a few short weeks.
One of the workshops there will be “Assuring Rigor and Reproducibility for use of Mass Cytometry in Clinical Research”, if you have a few minutes to fill out a poll about the technology the hosts would find it very helpful.
<Click for the poll>
In general I would encourage all of you to participate in these types of surveys, the more accurate the data and the more responses, the better the understanding of the challenges and needs of the community, and the more likely we will get changes!

I’m also happy to announce our speaker lineup for NECyto on October 17th:

Anne Carpenter, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Marcela Maus, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Jon Fallon and Allison Demas, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Kelly Lundsten, Biolegend
Greg Behbehani, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Simon Watkins, University of Pittsburgh Center for Biologic Imaging

Registration will go live some time in July, updates will be posted to this site and via mailing lists. Hope to see you there, too!

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42nd annual course in Cytometry

The 42nd annual course in Cytometry is being held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from June 8-13. Participants will attend lectures and hands-on activities, with topics including:
Building a Flow Cytometer
Flow Cytometry Data Acquisition
Next Generation Cell Sorting: New Tools and Methods
Panel Design and Optimization
Spectral Flow Cytometry

For the full agenda and more info, visit the website here:

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Prey should be CRISPR

Maybe more time in the flame spurts… (can you tell my class this semester is gene editing and DNA repair?)

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Save the Date!

Greetings flow community, please mark your calendars for this year’s NECyto fall meeting, which will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Ragon Institute in Cambridge, MA. We hope you will join us, keep checking back here for updates.
NECyto Organizing Committee

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Happy Thanksgiving from NECyto!  Its been a while since our last post, so here’s a little something to tide you over until we can get postable versions of the talks from our fall meeting. A big thank you to all who attended and supported our meeting (vendor and guest, alike!), and we look forward to seeing you next year.

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User Group meetings

There are several upcoming meetings to inform/remind flow users of:

–From John Quinn: FlowJo is hosting a free user group meeting at the Longwood Galleria (Boston MA) on Tuesday, October 2nd. All of the details are available at, with the password flowBoston.
There will be a few main talks on our new licensing system, so ongoing research, and then breakout sessions designed to offer assistance on basic FlowJo use, advanced features, SeqGeq use for single cell mRNA data. Lunch will be provided, and we’ll certainly find somewhere nearby for happy hour afterward.
The event is free, but registering ahead of time would be appreciated. enough so that we’ll offer schwag for those who register.

–MetroFlow will be having their NY/NJ-area meeting on Thursday, October 18th: Details and registration here:
NECyto’s newest member of our Organizing Committee, Dr. Anna Belkina, is one of their hosted speakers!

–and of course, NECyto’s own meeting is coming up on October 25th. Registration is live, find meeting details here:

Take advantage of all of these opportunities!


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25 Years of New England Cytometry!

The New England Cytometry Users Group’s annual Fall meeting will return to the Ragon Institute on October 25th, 2018, at 400 Technology Square in Cambridge MA.

We are very honored to announce the following speakers for this year’s event:

Dr. Bruce Walker, Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. “Toward an HIV Vaccine: Learning from Patients”

Shannon Stott, MGH: “Multiplexed Multispectral Imaging of Tumor Tissue”

Mike Stadnisky, BD: “Combining FACS, High Resolution Mass-Spectrometry, and Single Cell Sequencing for Social Network Analysis of Immune Cells”

David Novo, DeNovo Software: “Spectral Data analysis for flow and image cytometry.”

Chloe Villani, Broad Institute: “Unraveling new insights into human immune system landscape one cell at a time.”

Keith Joung, MGH: “A CRISPR Story: TBA”.

Visit the meeting page linked below for future updates! We hope to see you there!

NECyto Organizing Committee

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