Accuri Training

Introduction to Flow Lecture

Before you can sign up for initial training, you will be required to attend the Introduction to Flow lecture. This is a 1 hour basic lecture to introduce you to the concepts of flow cytometry. Training will occur in 3-4103 in the Flow Core hallway at 4pm every other Monday. There is no registration for the lecture and all are eligible to attend. Please be sure to have reviewed the material in the BD Introduction to Flow pdf.

Follow this link to get the slides for the Introduction lecture.

Training Availability

Training for the Accuri is done on a flexible basis based on the availibility of the instrument and an instructor.

Training Visit

The purpose of this visit is to familiarize the user with instrumentation and software.

  1. This is a free 30 minute visit using beads.
  2. Please be sure to review the Accuri Training Guide before coming for your first visit.
  3. A basic experiment will be run from start to finish using the Accuri Training Guide.
  4. Any Accuri training is done one on one with the instructor.
  5. A user account wil be created at the end of the visit.

Calendar Access

After the training visit, the trainee can access the calendar and schedule/run experiments during normal business hours.

After-Hours Access

The Flow Core is open during normal business hours (9am to 5pm) from Monday through Friday.

To receive after-hours access, the investigator must fill out the afterhours access form. A separate training session (free, approximately ½ hour) will be scheduled to review the specifics of after-hours access and instrument troubleshooting. After this session, the investigator must pass a written afterhours access exam. If they fail, they must wait two weeks to reschedule the test. An investigator can schedule this test any time after they have normal access to the instrument.

Upcoming Events

Intro Lecture:

Location/Time - Rm 3-4103 @4pm (in the flow core hallway)

Schedule: April 27th, May 11 and 25th

Lecture series

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