Course B299/01 Advanced Flow Cytometry

ECTS: 2.2

Course leader: Marianne Hokland

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Max seats: 16

Applicants: 15

Status: Course is finished

Application deadline: 19/10/2020

Start date: 02/11/2020

Advanced Flow Cytometry


- is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2020

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: The course provides practical knowledge of advanced flow cytometry directly related to specific examples of research questions and aims to provide a broad understanding of how to design a multicolor flow cytometry experiment, how to handle sample material, how to analyze and present flow cytometry data for publication.

Learning outcomes: The students will learn (i) how to design a flow cytometry experiment including selection of relevant flow cytometry related methods, (ii) which controls to include, (iii) how to analyze flow cytometry data including critically evaluation of the experiment, (iv) how to present flow cytometry data for publication.


  • Presentation of
    • different flow cytometry related applications within biomedical research
    • quality controls, sources of error, validation of different flow cytometry methodologies
    • design, experimentation, analysis and presentation of flow cytometry data
  • Practical exercises
    • quality controls and validation on different instruments
    • analysis and presentation of flow cytometry data using the FlowJo software

Recommended knowledge for participation: Completion of the PhD course in Basic Flow Cytrometry or comparable knowledge on basic principles in flow cytometry

Language: English

ECTS: 2.2

Head of course: Marianne Hokland together with Peter Hokland

Instructors: Marianne Hokland, Peter Hokland, staff experienced in flow cytometry from the Dept Biomedicine (AU), Dept Hematology (AUH) and the AU FACS Core Facility

Number of participants: 16

Time and date: 2-4 November 2020

Place: “Det Blå Auditorium” in Victor Albeck Building, Aarhus University

Course fee: DKK 2640

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Application deadline: 5 October 2020