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Gert Van Isterdael

Gert Van Isterdael

VIB Flow Core Manager
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
Ghent, Belgium

BSc Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (Pharmacy and Biotechnology)
KAHO Sint-Lieven, Technology campus Ghent

Scientific Interest and Avenues for Collaboration
My primary role is to provide flow cytometry expertise to the users of the core facility. This is achieved through providing technical help to the scientists, maintaining the machines, implicating high quality SOPs as well as providing both experimental setup and data analysis consultations. My scientific interest lies in the development of novel automated analysis techniques for multi-parameter flow cytometry data to remove user bias. To achieve this we are closely collaborating with our on-site Bioinformatics team headed by Prof. Yvan Saeys. In addition to this, as I help scientists at the core on a daily basis, I am also actively involved in several research projects ranging from basic science topics, such as understanding the role of specific transcription factors in immune cell development and homeostasis, to more applied research projects, including those investigating mechanisms of allergy, asthma and cancer.

Participation/Support of ISAC

  • Attended CYTO 2014-2018
  • Member of ISAC SRL Services Committee
  • Outstanding Poster Award Judge, CYTO 2016-2019
  • Abstract and poster review, CYTO 2017-2019
  • Co-chair Instrumentation session, CYTO 2017
  • Co-chair SRL Networking Event, CYTO 2016-2018
  • SRL Workshop Chair, CYTO2018: “Identification of areas where software tools can contribute to the successful operation of a Shared Resource Laboratory”

Twitter: @IRCFlowCore