Every year since 2012, the mass cytometry community has gathered to share its research findings and technical know-how in an atmosphere fostering support and collaboration. On June 9 of this year, the Museum of Science in Boston was the scene for the 6th Annual Mass Cytometry Summit, our largest ever with more than 200 attendees.
Watch a video of mass cytometry users sharing their thoughts on the Summit.
“The mass cytometry community is very dynamic and people are really open to exchanging ideas and protocols. Initially, most mass cytometry information was coming from the US. Now you can find people interacting all across the globe.”
—Hervé Luche, R&D manager, Centre d'ImmunoPHEnomique, Marseille
Researchers presented talks on topics ranging from new mass cytometry applications to best practices and data analysis approaches. Highlights included Ruth Montgomery from Yale and Stephen Oh from Washington University presenting on their use of mass cytometry in translational studies; Adeeb Rahman from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai presenting his innovative approach for a mass cytometric surrogate of light scatter; and Vinko Tosevski from the University of Zurich sharing his facility’s highly effective workflow for Cytobank data analysis. An informative panel discussion sparked lively audience engagement on integrating mass cytometry services into both academic and pharmaceutical institutions.
Jonathan Irish, PhD, Vanderbilt University, led the panel discussion “Meeting the Challenge of Integrating Mass Cytometry at Your Institution” at the 6th Annual Mass Cytometry Summit. Panelists included, from left to right, Ruth Montgomery, PhD, Yale School of Medicine; Mike Lee, MS, University of California, San Francisco; Carina Torres, BS, Eli Lilly; Mike Leipold, PhD, Stanford University; John Daley, BS, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Scientists from around the world participated, representing top-tier research institutions and major pharmaceutical companies. Attendees interacted and networked during breaks and meals on the banks of the Charles River at the Museum of Science outdoor pavilion.
“The Mass Cytometry Summit gives a unique way to interact with other researchers in a relaxed environment: It’s easy to meet new people and establish collaborations.”
—Denis Schapiro, PhD, University of Zurich
Many speakers graciously agreed to share their talks with the mass cytometry community. Watch their on-demand presentations.Watch
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