SRL Best Practices Series, Part 1: Managing Data in a Flow Cytometry Core

“Managing Data in a Flow Cytometry Core”

This is the first of seven webinars in our SRL Best Practices Series

Presented by:

Monica DeLay, MS                        
Manager of flow Cytometry Lab Operations            
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital


Dr. Rachael Walker
Head of Flow Cytometry
Barbram Institute

About the Presenters:

Monica DeLay, MS

Monica DeLay received her master’s degree in biology and afterwards, she performed research for over a decade in the area of autoimmune diseases focusing on the structure and function of human MHC and its role in modulating disease.  In 2008, she began managing the Research Flow Cytometry Core at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Over the last nine years, she has helped facilitate the growth of the core in instrumentation, infrastructure, staff and clientele.  She is co-founder and president of the Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association, a local organization connecting advancements in cytometry technology to local scientists.  She is the current chair of the ISAC SRL Services Committee and co-chair of the SRL Emerging Leaders Committee.   She is a member and past co-chair of the ABRF Flow Cytometry Research Group whose mission is to understand alterations in cell function and develop best practices associated with cell sorting.  She is a member of the organizing committee for the Core Managers workshop for the Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association (GLIIFCA) and serves as a council member for ISAC.

Dr. Rachael Walker

Rachael Walker is the Head of Flow Cytometry at Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK.  Rachael has over 11 years of experience with managing flow cytometry core facilities within Cambridge and has been in her current position since 2012.  She has a PhD in Tissue Engineering from the University of Liverpool, where she first learned to use a sorter and then embarked on a career in Flow Cytometry.   In 2012, Rachael was awarded an ISAC Scholarship and transferred to the new SRL Emerging Leaders program in 2014.  She is heavily involved in the flow cytometry community at a local level being Chair of the Mid-Anglia Cytometry Club; on a national level where she is Secretary of flowcytometryUK and is one of the main organizers of the Pre-CYTO ISAC Live Education Delivery Task Force.

Webinar Summary

This is the first of seven live webinars to focus on the SRL Best Practices series.  This webinar will give an overview of the important aspects in managing data in a Shared Resource Lab and provide examples of common practices used among some of the best SRLs from around the world.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, attendees will understand key aspects when managing data in a flow cytometry core facility including standards for data collection and documentation, quality assurance, data preservation and computer maintenance.

Who Should Attend

SRL Staff, Managers or Directors wanting to learn about or improve on data management methods.

CYTO U Webinar Recordings

A recording of this webinar will be posted online at CYTO U within 24-48 hours after the live event for free viewing by all.  Recordings of previously presented live webinars are also available. 

CYTO University

CYTO University is an online educational resource created by ISAC for its members and the wider cytometry community. In addition to free webinars, CYTO U presents recorded courses and tutorials from the CYTO Conference, and interactive online courses on a variety of cytometry topics. These are available at no cost to ISAC members and for a nominal charge for non-members. Webinars are free for all.


Seminar Information
Date Presented:
March 16, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Data Management
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Society for Clinical Pathology
CMLE: 1.00
ISAC Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price:$0.00