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BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Past Events

Induction for new students

11 October 2015 - 13 October 2015

Further details will follow


The North-East Postgraduate Conference

12 October 2015

The North-East Postgraduate Conference is the UK's largest annual biomedical science postgraduate conference. This year we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary and we ensure to make this year the best conference yet. 

Visit for more details.

Scientific Facilities Showcase Event

9 November 2015

The next event for the new DTP2 students is the Newcastle Facilities Showcase. This takes place from 10am - 2pm in the Baddiley Clark Seminar Room at Newcastle Medical School.

This will be a great opportunity to find out how your projects can benefit from working with the University's Scientific Facilities.

  • Meet the highly experienced Facilities staff
  • Explore the range of expertise and equipment
  • Talk through planning experiments and logistics
  • Twitter for news and updates: @NCLSciFaci

lunch will be provided, all DTP2 students have their places booked automatically any DTP1 students who wish to attend should book here

PIPS Event

18 March 2016 - 19 March 2016

The Professional Internship for PhD Students or PIPS is an essential part of the BBSRC DTP scholarships. In this event we will discuss how to decide what sort of internship is write for you, how to find that internship and how they are funded. There will be potential internship hosts and previous BBSRC interns talking about their experience and answering questions. 

The event will take place in the Queens Hotel in Leeds. This will allow everyone in the partnership to attend for the day. Rooms are arranged for all students in cohort 4 to allow a social event that evening. Students from previous cohorts are who have yet to arrange an internship are required to attend for the day. Hotel places for students from cohort 1-3 can be arranged on request.


25 May 2016

The Technology Directorate Cell Isolation Facility is hosting a workshop on flow cytometry and single cell technologies on May 25th. The day will consist of a series of talks from key academic and industrial speakers about a range of cell isolation technologies including flow cytometry, mass cytometry and laser capture microscopy. A central theme of the day will be single cell analysis and it will seek to explore how cell isolation technologies can be both integrated and combined with downstream techniques such as genome analysis. In addition to the presentations there will be ample networking opportunities and a prize competition for post-grads and post-docs.


The workshop is free to all FHLS staff, including post-grads and post-docs who will find it especially useful. Please feel free to circulate this notice as appropriate. To register, visit the following page on our website:


The provisional agenda is as follows:


Flow Cytometry & Single Cell Technologies Workshop

Gallery, Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool campus

25th May 2016




09:30 – 10:00

Arrival and   registration

Morning session : Introduction to   Technology Directorate

10:00 -10:20

Joseph Slupsky

Facilities for single cell analysis within   the FHLS.

10:20 -10:40

Ainhoa Mielgo

Use and usefulness of a laser dissection   microscope.

10:40 -11:00

John Kenny

Single cell transcriptomics and genomics -   what do I need to consider?

11:00  -11:20

Coffee and networking

Mid-morning session: What I need to know   about flow cytometry and laser dissection microscopy

11:20 -11:35

Speaker to be confirmed

Important considerations when using   antibodies in research

11:35 - 11:50

Bev Goward (Life Technologies)

How does flow cytometry and cell sorting   work?

11:50 -12:10

Charlotte Egan (Miltenyi Biotec)

Going with the Flow: Optimal Panel Design   in Flow Cytometry

12:10 -12:20

Janet Risk

Case study using flow cytometry / cell   sorter

12:20 -12:30

Speaker to be confirmed

Case study of using the laser dissection   microscope


Lunch and networking

Afternoon Session: Mass Cytometry and   single cell transcriptomics/genomics


Nina Lane (Fluidigm)

Mass Cytometry- how does it work?

13:30 – 13:40

Speaker to be confirmed

Case study of mass cytometry

13:40 – 13:55

Nick Jordan (Fluidigm)

Single cell transcriptomics/genomics

13:55 – 14:10

Speaker to be confirmed

BD - FACSeq technology

14:10 – 14:20

Speaker to be confirmed

Case study using single cell   transcriptomics/genomics.

14:20 – 14:50

Coffee and networking

14:50 – 15:00

Joseph Slupsky

Prize giving, concluding remarks and   workshop close.






Duncan Robertson   B.Sc., Ph.D. | Scientific Manager

The Technology   Directorate | Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

University of   Liverpool, L69 3GA

t: 0151 794 5473   | m: 07951 505 831