The role of flow cytometry in marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

Stazione Zoologica A. Dohrn of Napoli, Italy, 3 to 6 November 2004

The main aim of the course was to introduce graduate students and young researchers to the application of flow cytometry to marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Flow cytometry itself is a very powerful generic technique which allows marine scientists to obtain information about particles in sea water, from plankton community information to cellular process information. This ability enables marine scientists to study a wide range of research topics related to marine biodiversity and ecosystem function. Specifically, the aims of the course were to:

  • present a series of lectures and practical sessions by experts in the field to inform students of the state of the art of flow cytometry and its use with respect to marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
  • expose students to the latest flow cytometry technology through the participation of leading flow cytometer manufacturers.
  • enable students to present their current research in poster papers as an aid to stimulating discussion.
  • enable students to discuss topics of interest with experts and manufacturers as an aid to formulating new lines of research and helping with current research. To ensure this, all lecturers and manufacturers were present for the whole course.
  • provide a platform for the creation of a new network of young researchers involved in the use of flow cytometry to study marine biodiversity and ecosystem function.
  • disseminate information from the course as outlined below.





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