The 25th Cytometry Development Workshop: Technologies for Cell Analysis will be held on October 22- 25, 2015 at the beautiful La Jolla Shores Hotel in sunny San Diego.

Every year, this workshop series brings together those  involved in the development of the technologies for cell analysis, including flow and image cytometry.  This hands-on event is a forum for cytometry experts discussing recent developments in cytometry as they relate to the development of new technologies. The goal of the workshop is to make research at easier and more productive.


Program Chairs: Jeffrey H. Price, Scintillon Institute and John P. Nolan, Scintillon Institute
Chair Emeritus and Program Advisor: Robert F. Murphy, Carnegie Melon University


October 22. Program Opens at 6:30PM

Workshop Format: short presentations, interactive discussions

Every attendee is required to participate actively and make a positive contribution by discussing their current research, experiences, and needs.

Program Overview. The program will be driven entirely by attendees (see links for past workshops for typical sets of discussion topics). Every attendee is required to actively participate and make a positive contribution by discussing their current research, experiences, and needs.

Recommended Background: core field experience with cytometry

Video Recording: There will be no sound or film recording of any of the presentations


  • Each attendee must volunteer to present at least one topic (hopefully more than one)
  • Presentation length - 10 min
  • The presentations can discuss a completed work, work in progress and/or problems being encountered in a project/field. Please limit the use of published data (other than in tutorials)
  • Attendees have option to present a 15-min talk on additional subjects (no limit on the number of topics)

NOTE: Overhead projectors and computer will be provided by organizers

Workshop History:

A number of important developments in cytometry had their origins at the Workshop:

  • Development of digital pulse processing approaches for flow cytometers
  • Initial discussions of designs for low cost cytometers for AIDS monitoring in developing countries
  • Development of "Q & B" analysis of fluorescence sensitivity in flow
  • Development of standardization materials and protocols for cytometry

In recent years, a major focus has been on high-throughput systems and proteomics.



Cytometry Development Workshop & San Diego Center for Systems Biology


Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, University of California, San Diego, and Scintillon Institute

Registration and Meals

The upfront fee of $400 covers registration ($150) and meals for CDW ($250).

The $150 registration fee is waived for students and first-time attendees who register by September 15, 2014. After this date, the registration fee rises to $200 per person.

If you plan to attend please complete the attached Workshop Registration Form with title for a 10-min talk or 20-min tutorial and submit via email to cdw@scintillon.org. The information from this form is used to plan the program for the workshop.

Lodging for the Workshop

The La Jolla Shores Hotel is located on the La Jolla Shores beach and is within walking distance of the La Jolla Cove, Scripps Institute of Oceanography (and Scripps pier),  The Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and Blacks Beach. Kayak rentals are available nearby for a trip through the La Jolla Cave and along the picturesque coastline. Hotel reservation information can be found at http://www.scintillon.org/housing. Please identify yourself as attending CDW since we will have to pay for rooms blocked out if they are not filled by attendees