CYTO Youth Program Launches at CYTO 2018
May 16, 2018
On Wednesday, May 2, an outreach effort aimed at high-school students, CYTO Youth, was organised by Juliane Hill of the National Institutes of Health, and her team of scientists, educators and volunteers as part of the CYTO 2018
The event opened with an inspiring speech by J. Paul Robinson, introducing students to the basic principles applied in cytometry and cell sorting. Students then attended workshops focused on function of antibodies and antigens, optics and fluidics in a flow cytometer, immunophenotyping and the simultaneous analysis of many different cellular markers.
Afterwards, the students were given a guided tour through the commercial exhibition at CYTO, with an opportunity to ask questions at the booths of companies influential in cytometry and related technologies. A closing talk by Joni S. Moore of the Perelman School of Medicine, U.S addressed clinical use of cytometry and cell sorting.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Juliane Hill, Gelo Dela Cruz, Paul Wallace, Dan Callen, Haley Pugsley, Jonni Moore, Roxana del Rio-Guerra, Tomas Kalina, Jozef Janda, Alexis Conway and others who helped organise this fun and valuable event.
-David Novák, CYTO Youth volunteer
“CYTO Youth was great for me. The organization was awesome, I very much appreciated the small interactive workshops in groups."
– R.S. High School 3rd Grade Student