CyTOF User Forum 2018 @ Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum, DRFZ
Feb 1 – Feb 2 all-day

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the 1st German Mass Cytometry User Forum to be held on February 1st/2nd 2018, at the DRFZ in Berlin

The Forum provides a platform for mutual exchange of ideas, experience, and expertise around mass cytometry and its applications.
We want you to connect to each other, collaborate and give mutual feedback on your mass cytometry projects.

We have put together an exciting program featuring distinguished speakers in the field, workshops on computational data analysis and mass cytometry technology and reagents. We reserved plenty of time for discussion of projects to be selected from abstracts, and for a social evening with poster contributions.

Invited Speakers
Tyler Burns, Stanford
Tomáš Kalina, Prague
Hervé Luche, Marseille
Yvan Saeys, Ghent
Vincent van Unen, Leiden

Registration and abstracts
For registration, please download the Registration & Abstract form here: , fill it in, save changes and email it to
The form provides space for asking YOUR mass cytometry question(s). We will pick questions to be discussed at the workshops.

Space is limited, and preference will be given to registrations accompanied by abstracts. Abstracts will be reviewed by the German Mass Cytometry Network Steering Committee, and submissions will be selected for a brief presentation and discussion in the plenum. All other abstracts will be presented as posters during the social evening.

The deadline for registration and abstracts is October 31rd 2017. We will confirm registrations and abstracts by November 26th 2017.

Charges and accommodation
Attendance and meals are free of charge. Travel and accommodation needs to be arranged by the participants.
We have arranged a release quota of rooms at discounted rates with the nearby InterCity Hotel using the code “DRFZ”, valid until January 4th 2018.

Please forward this announcement to interested colleagues.

I am looking forward meeting you in Berlin!

Best wishes from Berlin,


GerMaNet Steering Committee
Henrik Mei
Désirée Kunkel
Jan Sodenkamp
Manfred Hönig
Ezio Bonifacio

Organizing Committee
Henrik Mei
Axel Schulz
Jacqueline Hirscher
Eva Kreiss

CYTO2018, Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Congress Centre
Apr 28 – May 2 all-day

For nearly 40 years, top scientists have attended CYTO, ISAC’s annual congress, to explore the most recent developments in flow and image cytometry, advanced microscopy, data evaluation, fluorescent reagents and more, enabling a greater understanding of basic molecular mechanisms and human disease.

In 2018, CYTO will be hosted by the great city of Prague, Czech Republic. With more than seven million people visiting the city last year, it has been recognized as a leading international tourist destination. Join us at CYTO 2018 on April 28 – May 2, 2018 and find out for yourself why Prague is one of the world’s favorite cities, and why CYTO is the one event you can’t miss to learn about the latest advances in the science and technology of cytometry!

CYTO 2018 is being developed through the efforts of the Organizing Committee, as well as the ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars and Shared Resource Lab (SRL) Emerging Leaders, who propose themes, speakers, and assist with the review of abstracts.

CYTO 2018 will include elements for scientists working in all areas of cytometry and at all career stages. Top faculty and leaders in the industry will contribute their time and talent to CYTO Innovation, State of the Art Lectures, Scientific Tutorials, Workshops, Frontiers, and Plenary Sessions featuring cutting edge cytometry technology and applications.

The program will also include Parallel Sessions with examples of contemporary cytometry from the research lab to the clinic, and Poster Sessions providing an opportunity for discussions between authors and delegates. Additionally, the Congress will include Commercial Exhibits featuring companies displaying hardware, software, and reagents for cytometry research.

Please check the official CYTO 2018 website in the coming weeks and months for program details.

CYTO 2018 will be held at the Prague Congress Centre, which is conveniently located on Line C of the city’s underground railway network, allowing attendees easy access to and from the airport and the historic downtown. Visit​ for more information about “The City of a Thousand Spires”.

We proudly recognize that CYTO is the premier meeting for showcasing the state of the art and science of cytometry and look forward to seeing you in Prague!


CYTO Meeting Management

Roya Jaseb, CMP
Deputy Director, Office of Scientific
Meetings and Conferences
Tel: 301-634-7010
Fax: 301-634-7014
Jennifer Marsh
Meetings Coordinator
Tel: 301-634-7013
Fax: 301-634-7014
Joni Friedman
Exhibits Coordinator
Tel: 301-634-7011
Fax: 301-634-7014
Josie Leftwich
Tel: 301-634-7075
Fax: 301-634-7014

ISAC Executive Office

Michelle L. Butler, CAE
Executive Director

Matt Niner
Program Coordinator