Training & Education

Greetings and Welcome to University of Michigan BRCF Flow Cytometry Core Facility. My name is David Adams, and I am the Managing Director for the Flow Core. I’ve been working in and training people in flow cytometric techniques since 1992, and I am always excited by the opportunity to introduce investigators to this powerful technique.

If you are interested in learning about flow cytometry, I have prepared a brief tutorial which is presented below. Each section and associated exercise should take no longer than one hour to complete. If you have questions at any time, feel free to stop by the flow lab and speak to me directly. I am also readily available by phone or email throughout the day.

This module covers basic flow cytometry theory by reviewing the following topics:

No training is required to bring samples to the facility to be run by our trained technicians. However, we do offer training on all core instrumentation for those users wanting to take advantage of the discounted rate for self-operation or for those wanting to utilize the equipment during the off-hours.

The training consists of two steps. The first is a mandatory lecture. This lecture is held monthly on the second tuesday of the month at 10:30am in room 3515 of the BSRB or the fourth friday of the month at 11am in NCRC Bldg 10 ACR1.  A place can be reserved by contacting the core staff.

Following the initial lecture, analyzer users will be allowed to schedule for a two-hour “hands on” training session on the analyzer of their choice. Additional training time can be scheduled if required. Those requesting cell sorter training must first demonstrate a marked aptitude in flow cytometry and analyzer operation.  We will, however, train users to operate the Sony SH800 cell sorter as their first instrument due to its user-friendly operation.

Instructor: David J Adams
Phone: 734.647.3216
University of Michigan Flow Core Website
Email: davadams@med.umich.edu  (Any Time)
Office: M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST