Affiliation : Head, Flow Cytometry, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA
Title of the Talk/Lab :Cell Sorting Using Flow Cytometry
Rui Gardner’s scientific career began just before graduating in Biochemistry in 1997, as a trainee in mathematical biology. This set the ground for his doctoral work, a mathematical approach to understand the prooxidative mechanisms of superoxide dismutase, paradoxically known as one of the most powerful physiological antioxidant enzymes. Most of the work was carried out in the department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan, but also at the University of Southern California and the Gulbenkian Institute of Science in Portugal. In 2004, Rui earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences, followed by postdoctoral work on evaluating immune diversity estimation techniques, still at the Gulbenkian Institute, where in the end of 2006 he became Manager of the Flow Cytometry facility. In June 2016 Rui was hired to head the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
With over 10 years’ experience in training and educating scientists and Flow Cytometry Core staff Rui has (co)organized more than 30 international training courses, workshops, and webinars in various topics in Flow Cytometry, as well as being Principal Instructor for FloCyte and ExCyte since 2013. He also became involved over the years with the main international societies relevant to Flow Cytometry and Facility Management, such as the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), Core Technologies for Life Sciences (CTLS) and the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), where he has made numerous contributions in organization, lectures, communications, and workshops. Rui is a former Board Member for the Iberian Cyometry Society and former Council Member for ISAC, where he served in several committees and chaired the ISAC SRL Oversight Committee responsible for implementing and improving ISAC’s SRL-related activities and programs, including the SRL Emerging Leader Program to foster leadership and excellence in Core Facility management or the development of a comprehensive set of Flow Cytometry Facility Best Practices. Rui currently co-chairs the iABRF committee that is responsible for the international outreach of the association. In 2012, together with Nuno Moreno, Rui started an international Workshop series in Core Management, which has been highly successful in bringing international key opinion leaders in core facility management, from core staff and administrators to vendor companies, to discuss the most relevant topics to improve Core Facility operations and management.
Lecture: Cell Sorting Using Flow Cytometry