Flow Cytometry User Group

  • Promotes the use of flow cytometry as a research tool to enhance research activity.
  • Supports the development of technical expertise and applications. 
  • Facilitates interactions among researchers in the life and material sciences.
  • Creates opportunities for collaborations, access to equipment, training, and multidisciplinary research. 

Mission and Vision

  • Mission statement

The Flow Cytometry Group will promote the use of flow cytometry as a research tool by supporting the development of technical expertise and applications within the U of S research community.  We will address these objectives by facilitating interactions among researchers interested in human and animal health, biology, agriculture, toxicology, engineering and other disciplines and creating opportunities for collaborations, access to equipment, and multidisciplinary research based on flow cytometry. 

Multidisciplinary research involving flow cytometry is also conducive to advanced training of students from diverse backgrounds.  Scientific education with expertise in multiple fields allows graduate students and technical staff to explore new areas of research and become more competitive when seeking employment.

We will promote more efficient use of currently available instrumentation on campus and facilitate training of new users through workshops, user meetings, and information sessions. This will be achieved by establishing a virtual flow cytometry facility to facilitate communication among users and identifying gaps in currently available instrumentation, reagents, or expertise.  The Flow Cytometry Group will assist in developing strategies to address these deficiencies.

  • Vision statement

The Flow Cytometry Group envisions greater use of flow cytometry to enhance research activity and excellence at the University of Saskatchewan in all areas encompassing life and material sciences.