Training

Flow Cytometry Training Courses for 2017

BD JH FACS Academy is an Industry/Academic collaboration between BD Biosciences and Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi, India that offers basic and advanced training courses, workshops and seminars in flow cytometry for both research and clinical applications. This is the first such Academy in the Asia Pacific region and the only one in India.

Course Registration

The 3000 square foot facility is equipped with a comprehensive range of modern flow cytometers, including the BD FACS Aria™, BD™ LSR II, BD FACSCalibur™, BD FACSVerse™ flow cytometer and BD Accuri™ C6 personal flow cytometer. It is also outfitted with routine laboratory equipments.

BD JH FACS Academy offers training courses and workshops on BD instruments and numerous Flow applications.

Below is the BD Biosciences Training Calender for next 12 months in 2017.
2017 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. '18
FACSOrient BD™ LSR II 9–11 6–8 6–8   8–10 19–21 10–12   4–6   6–8 18–20 8–10
BD FACSVerse™ 23–25       22–24     21–23     27–29    
BD Accuri™ C6   27–1       5–7     18–20        
BD FACSCalibur™     22–24   29–31   24–26     9–11     22–24
FACSMaster Leukemia Immunophenotyping     27–29         28–30          
Multicolor Immunophenotyping             9–10            
Cytokine Flow Cytometry       10–11                  
Sorting           26–27     25–26     12–13  
FACSCustom Customized training Any date can be chosen as per availability of both trainer and participants.

BD-JH FACS Academy Flow Cytometry Training Courses for 2017

FACSOrient Training Courses (6-8 participants per course)

These are 3-day interactive hands-on orientation course for those with no/minimal experience in flow cytometry and shall be useful to those working on BD FACSCalibur™, BD™ LSR II, BD FACSVerse™, and BD Accuri™ C6 flow cytometer platforms. The course is designed to provide a sound understanding of fundamentals of flow cytometry and routine operational and quality control procedures of a flow cytometer system. Using simple immunophenotyping experiments participants will learn steps and nuances of lyse- wash and lyse-no wash protocols, instrument setup, compensation and data analysis. In addition to this, principles of DNA analysis, doublet discrimination and concepts of various research applications of flow cytometry will also be covered. For the participants from clinical background, the course will be slanted appropriately to cover common clinical flow cytometric applications such as lymphocyte subset enumeration and HLA-B27 assay on FACSCalibur™ platform.

FACSMaster Training Courses (8–10 participants)

(A) Leukemia immunophenotyping

This 3-day advanced course on leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping is intended primarily for hematologists/ pathologists who have at least three months of previous flow cytometry experience. The course will cover principles of diagnostic leukemia / lymphoma immunophenotyping along with emerging concepts on standardization of leukemia flow cytometry (EuroFlow approach and BD OneFlow Assay) and MRD analysis.

(B) Multicolor flow cytometry

This 2-day advanced course is intended for those researchers/clinicians who have at least three months of previous flow cytometry experience on a BD digital flow cytometer platform. The objective of the course is to provide a thorough understanding of variables involved in running a multicolor flow cytometry experiment right from the instrument performance and setup, panel design, choice of controls to data acquisition and analysis. The wet lab will focus on optimizing instrument setup, antibody titration and compensation controls.

(C) Cytokine Flow Cytometry

This 2-day advanced course on cytokine flow cytometry will be useful to researchers with at least three months of prior hands-on flow cytometry experience. In this course we will provide an overview of various tools available for cytokine analysis and discuss in detail the nuances of flow cytometric evaluation of intracellular and extracellular cytokines with particular focus on experiment design, sample preparation and data analysis. The wet labs will include a stimulated whole-blood assay for cell-based cytokine detection and a bead based assay (BDTM Cytometric Bead Array, CBA/CBA-Flex) for quantification of secreted cytokines.

FACSCustomized Training Courses (4–8 participants)

This 3 days course will be designed to provide a complete exposure of theoretical and practical aspects of desired applications of flow cytometery as per participants along with routine operational and quality control procedures of a flow cytometer system.


Course Fees (Exclusive of boarding/lodging)

Rs. 10,000 (standard)

Rs. 7,500 (student)

Please visit https://forms.bd.com/FacsAcademyTraining/index.sp for registration process, details of eligibility for discounted rates and other instructions.

Please feel free to write to facsacademy_india@bd.com for further clarification.


Dr. Pradeep Kumar Rai
Application Scientist, BD-JH FACS Academy, BDB India
Email: pradeep.kumar.rai@bd.com; facsacademy_india@bd.com
Mobile: 91-9999294574; Tel: +91-11-29968338

Mr. Ubaldo Barbosa
National Application Manager, BDB India
Email: ubaldo_barbosa@bd.com
Mobile: 91-9819099005; Tel: +91-124-3949166