Affiliation : Director-Flow Cytometry Solutions, India
Title of the Talk/Lab :Applications of Flow Cytometry in Biological Sciences, Flow Cytometry Data Analysis and Presentation
Dr. Hemant Agrawal is an immunologist with a passion for flow cytometry. Dr. Agrawal obtained PhD in Immunology from the University Hospital Essen, Germany (2006). He joined Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA as an Associate Research Scientist in the Immunology and Arthritis Program (2006-2009). There he performed extensive studies on dendritic cells and macrophages using multicolor flow cytometry. He subsequently joined the Rheumatology Department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago from 2009 to 2011 as a Research Associate Scientist and continued studies in autoimmunity using flow cytometry. From 2011 to 2013, he worked as an Application and Product Manager with FlowJo, TreeStar Inc, USA for the Indian subcontinent and Middle East. His knowledge of flow cytometry is highly regarded, which led him to be served as consultant for companies and organizations like Bio-Rad, TTPLabtech and Zydus Cadila, Venture Centre (CSIR-Bioincubator) and Quantum Technology Group, USA. Dr. Agrawal has co-authored many peer-reviewed scientific publications and has been invited as speakers at various national and international meetings & conferences. He is also an organizing committee member of the prestigious Indo-US Cytometry Workshops registered as Trust for Education and Training in Cytometry (TETC), which conducts annual cytometry meetings in India and neighboring countries in collaboration with International Society of Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC). He is experienced in flow cytometry experimental design, data acquisition, data analysis and presentation of immunophenotyping, intracellular staining, cell proliferation, cell cycle, apoptosis, cytometric bead array etc. At present, he is based in Jaipur and running a flow cytometry consultancy company, “Flowcytometry Solutions (P) Ltd”, which imparts training and consultancy in the field of flow cytometry in India and neighboring countries. He has conducted over 70 flow cytometry onsite workshops all over India and neighboring countries, where participants got the training to design, acquire and analyze the flow cytometry experiments. Early 2020, he started online flow cytometry courses (e-lecture series), which has been widely appreciated and attended. To mention his organization has conducted over 10 online courses in span of last few months where hundreds of researchers, students, technicians and doctors have been trained in various applications and aspects of flow cytometry. He is also a consultant to De Novo Software (FCS Express software). Recently, he has been appointed as a Scientific Advisor (Spectral Flow Cyometry) by Labindia Analytical Instruments, India to support and promote full spectrum flow cytometry in India.
Lectures: Applications of Flow Cytometry in Biological Sciences and Flow Cytometry Data Analysis and Presentation