Hello everyone!

The GLIIFCA meeting is going live this year and we hope that you’ll join us on September 17th from 1:00PM to 5:00PM EDT. Although we will not be meeting in person for GLIIFCA this year, poster presentations by young scientists are an important aspect of the meeting. As GLIIFCA experiments with a new, shortened, virtual format, we are pleased to offer a flash talks segment during the meeting showcasing young researchers. Participants will be allocated 10 minutes to present their research activities, live during a Zoom meeting.

We are calling for abstracts for this segment. You can submit in any format that you prefer, but we will lend extra weight to video abstracts (2-3 minutes) that showcase both your scientific and communication skills.

  • Abstracts must be submitted by September 2nd!
  • Submit your abstract here.
  • GLIIFCA leadership will choose the top 3 submitted abstracts to present a talk and receive a $50 gift card.

We hope you will consider presenting your work to our regional and global audience!

Derek Jones, Ph.D., SCYM(ASCP)CM

The GLIIFCA conference provides a great opportunity for the Great Lakes region cytometry professionals to come together and discuss innovations and recent research findings in the fields of image and flow cytometry.   As always, we will have an outstanding group of speakers, including not only established senior researchers, but also young investigators passionate about cytometry.

The 2020 GLIIFCA speakers line-up includes:

  • Aja Rieger – University of Alberta – Un-masking the details: analysis of subcellular images on the ImageStream
  • Chris Zahm – University of Wisconsin-Madison –
    Assessing the tumor-immune microenvironment using FACS, next gen sequencing, and highly multiplexed fluorescent microscopy
  • Alan Watson – University of Pittsburgh – High-Resolution Fluorescent Imaging of Whole Biologic Systems
  • Connie Krawczyk – Van Andel Institute – Going after the epigenome of dendritic cells: what can it tell us about the heterogeneity of immune protection
  • Katelyn Byrne – University of Pennsylvania – CD40 activation and immune checkpoint blockade prime T cell responses in pancreatic cancer
  • Brian Gaudette – University of Pennsylvania – B cell activation and differentiation employ mTORC1 rather than Xbp1 to initiate distinct segments of the unfolded protein response before antibody secretion

More speakers will be announced soon!

Join us as a sponsor of the 2020 meeting!

We are grateful to the all our current sponsors, and we want to thank again the 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016-2015 sponsors, who contributed to the success of our previous meeting.