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25 November 2016 New Research:10 years of Lessons learned from Teaching Advance Flow Cytometry in Africa

22 Nov 2016 - 11:00

SATVI authors Associate Professor Tom Scriba and Dr Elisa Nemes and have published a paper titled: "Teaching Advance Flow Cytometry in Africa: 10 Years of Lessons Learned appearing in the Journal Cytometry Part A.


In the paper the authors review biennial workshops which aimed to train African scientists in Intracellular Cytokine Staining and Flow Cytometry techniques. Dr Nemes and Scriba were among several local and international scientists who formed the organising and teaching faculty. The paper reports the experiences and feedback from 106 scientists from 22 African countries who attended the workshops between 2005 and 2015, which have been overwhelmingly positive.

 


The authors note a further need for regional face-to-face flow cytometry training initiatives, ideally tailored to the participants’ experience and needs, and offered free-of-charge. Some of this unmet need for flow cytometry training in Africa could be fulfilled by open-access e-learning-based courses, such as those offered by CYTO University (cytou.org).

View abstract. Click here.