Course “Flow cytometry: from basic principles to advanced [email protected]” – MOVING VIRTUAL

Trieste, Italy

28 – 30 September 2021

Scientific Organisers

Federica Benvenuti, 
Marco Bestagno and Giulia Piperno
ICGEB Trieste, Italy

Meeting Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757333 
Fax: +39-040-226555
Email: [email protected] 

In collaboration with

The course is moving to a virtual format and will be designed to compensate maximal involvement and learning 

Flow Cytometry has established as a critical technology for academic research and the clinic. Approaching this technique requires understanding of the basic principles and expertise to set up, perform and analyze results. 

The course programme will include technical lectures on instrument functioning and seminars by researchers applying flow cytometry in various aspects of biology and medicine. Time will also be dedicated to presentation of selected abstracts and open discussion of technical and theoretical issues. Participants will have access to ad-hoc recorded tutorials of practical sessions.  


  • Basic principle of flow cytometry, sample preparation and analysis
  • Immunophenotyping of cells in normal and pathological conditions in preclinical models and in the clinic
  • Single cell sorting and downstream applications
  • Advanced quantitative flow cytometry and functional analysis



Students and early-stage researchers. 

Prior basic working knowledge is of advantage, but not strictly a must. 

Registration Fee

Euro 50 to include access to the live sessions, participation in the group discussions, receipt of the course material and recorded tutorials of the practical sessions.

  • Participants must register on the ICGEB Service Gateway (ISG) to obtain access to the online platform. 
  • Data entered for registration to the ISG portal (name, surname, gender, date of birth, nationality and E-mail address) will automatically be included in the participant’s request to attend the event – “Personal data” section, and will not be editable. 
  • For any problems with ISG access, please contact the ICGEB IT support service at [email protected] 

Deadline for Registration: 20 September 2021


Abstract submission is encouraged. Posters will be selected for virtual presentation on the basis of scientific content and relevance to the course topics. 

Poster abstracts (max 200 words) must contain a brief description of the project goal and results; or describe the flow cytometry related issues that the participant would like to discuss.  

You must REGISTER for the meeting BEFORE you submit an abstract through upload to your personal area on the ICGEB Service Gateway (ISG).

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 June 2021 

Financial Assistance

A limited number of grants to waive the Registration Fee will be available for students and junior scientists who are national of ICGEB Member States and CEI Member States

Eligible candidates must apply through the ICGEB Service Gateway (ISG) and upload the following compulsory attachments: CV, a Motivation Letter to attend the course and an Abstract (see above). 

Selection will be based on the documents submitted, with attention to geographical and gender balance. 

Deadline for receipt of applications: 27 May 2021