Following the success of our first Flow Cytometry series in March  (links to recordings below), Researcher Live brings you ‘Flow Cytometry vol 2’ –  a July edition! Sign up here to receive email reminders for this collection!


Join our first episode on 27th July at 4pm BST / 3pm GMT with Derek Davies, Francis Crick Institute, an already established Researcher Live presenter and an expert in flow cytometry!


What are we going to talk about in this episode?

Flow cytometry is a single-cell analysis platform that has many applications. It is well suited to studying cell proliferation - something that we often do in the research lab and in the clinical field. Rather than using single parameter DNA analysis, we can dissect the cell cycle, looking at individual cell cycle phases and following cells through multiple rounds of divisions. In this webinar, Derek will look at some of the more common applications principally thymidine analog staining to identify cycling cells and the dye dilution method to assess rounds of division. Derek will discuss some of the important practical steps that need to be considered to run a successful proliferation experiment.


The slides for this event can be found here.


Series programme:


  • 27th July, 4pm BST / 3pm GMT - ‘Studying Cell Proliferation by Flow Cytometry’ with Derek Davies, Francis Crick Institute


  • 29th July, 10am BST/ 9am GMT - ‘Making the Most of Flow Cytometry in Nanopharmacology’ with Dr Marie-Christine Jones, University of Birmingham


  • 5th August, 10am BST/9am GMT – 'When image is everything:  The principles of Image Flow Cytometry and it’s use in biomedical research' , Dr Andrew Filby, Newcastle University   


If you'd like to present at your own Researcher Live event, please email kristine.lennie@researcher-app.com 




Please find the recording of our first Flow Cytometry Vol 1 series here:


Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles by Flow Cytometry by Dr André Görgens


Critical Role of Flow Cytometry in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Laboratories by Prof D. Robert Sutherland


DNA Analysis by Flow Cytometry by Derek Davies

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 04:00 pm BST / 03:00 pm GMT
Speakers Avatar Derek Davies, Francis Crick Institute

Derek is a National STP Training Lead at The Francis Crick Institute. He has been involved in Cytometry since 1980. After an initial grant-funded project looking at DNA and protein content in cervical cells, he moved to a core facility at what was the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London. In 1996, he became the Head of the Facility which at the time had 3 sorters and 3 analysers and a staff of 3. In 2002, the ICRF became Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute and the facility grew providing analysis, sorting and image cytometry. In 2015 the London Research Institute merged with the National Institute for Medical Research and became the Francis Crick Institute. He oversaw the transition of two flow facilities to the new Institute which now contains 30 cytometers – traditional flow cytometers, imaging flow cytometers and mass cytometers, and has a staff of 12. In early 2019 he moved into a more wide-reaching role and is responsible for training in all the Francis Crick Institute’s Core Facilities (or Science Technology Platforms).

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