UK Mass Cytometry User Meeting

March 21 - 22, 2017 | Novotel London Blackfriars, London, UK


Mass cytometry is empowering new breakthroughs in health and disease around the world. Together with you and our colleagues, we believe this is still just the beginning.

Join us for the UK Mass Cytometry User Meeting on 21–22 March 2017 at the Novotel London Blackfriars.

Scientists and colleagues from the UK and Fluidigm will share new insights revealed through mass cytometry as well as best practices in developing and analyzing multimarker panels. This meeting will be a great opportunity to share experiences, with plenty of time for Q&A and networking to facilitate discussions and new ideas.


Tuesday 21 March 2017

11:00 am–12:00 pm Registration
12:00 pm–1:15 pm Lunch
1:15–1:30 pm Welcoming remarks
Gary Impey, Fluidigm
1:30–3:30 pm

Session I: Technology, Sample Preparation and Data Analysis
Chair: Rachel Hipkin, Fluidigm

The Fundamentals of mass cytometry
Gary Impey, Fluidigm

Mass cytometry with cryopreserved samples
Frances Seymour, Queen Mary University of London

Immunoprofiling intrahepatic immunocytes using CyTOF®
Kelvin Yin, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Back to the basics and recent developments: what's on deck at Cytobank
Geoff Kraker, Cytobank

Maxpar® ready: interactive session
Nina Lane, Fluidigm

3:30 pm–4:00 pm Coffee break
4:00 pm–5:00 pm Session II: Applications
Chair: Robert Ellis, Fluidigm

Deep-phenotyping reveals novel Treg subpopulations
Susanne Heck, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London

Predicting response to immunotherapy in myeloma patients
David Ahern, University of Oxford

New methods to look inside subpopulations of normal B and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells
Joseph Slupsky, University of Liverpool
7:00 pm Social Evening

Wednesday 22 March 2017

9:00 am–10:40 am Session III: Experiences, Tips, Core Lab ROI
Chair: Nina Lane

Nine Months en route for CyTOF service delivery
Michalina Mazurczyk, University of Oxford

Service with a smile: how to make CyTOF users happy
Richard Ellis, Guys' and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London

Integrating mass and fluorescence cytometry within a core facility: the challenges of new technology
Gareth Howell, University of Manchester

Sample preservation and rational panel design: a key for success in mass cytometry
Hervé Luche, Centre d'Immunophénomique (CIPHE), France

Improve your uptime: good practice to keep the data flowing
Nina Lane and Jackie Prout, Fluidigm
10:40–11:10 am Coffee break
11:10 am–12:20 pm Session IV: Imaging Mass Cytometry
Chair: Gary Impey, Fluidigm

Multiparametric analysis with the Hyperion™ Imaging System
Robert Ellis, Fluidigm

First Steps with the Hyperion Imaging System
Richard Grenfell, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
12:20–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–2:00 pm Closing remarks
Gary Impey, Fluidigm
2:00 pm Meeting closes

If you have any questions, please email Eve Marquis at