Training

 Training is NOT required for staff assisted instrument use. For those wishing to run samples independently, training is required. Steps for instrument training are outlined below by instrument. Email us to set up training.

To sign up for training:

  1. Make sure you have registered with our iLab Site (Follow the instructions on our Registration Page)
  2. Login to the UTMB iLab Flow core page with your iLab username and password.
  3. Select the Request Services tab and click on the ‘Request Service’ button next to the service of interest.
  4. You will be asked to complete a form before submitting the request to the core.
  5. Your request will be pending review by the core. The core will review your request and either Agree to the work or they will ask for more information if needed.

BioPlex 200 Training:

   Training Details

  BioPlex 200 Training #1: Small group training (2 people)—In this training you will learn the basics of plexing and the fundamentals of running an experiment. This includes the basics such as how the instrument works, standard curve controls, and basic analytic selection. This session is 1 hour long. Group trainings will be held on Monday every other week.

Cost: $70/hour per person

  BioPlex 200 Training #2: One-on-one practical exam—In this training you will demonstrate that you can run your experiments and the instrument by yourself with little to no help. This will show staff that you can be an independent user of the instrument. We recommend scheduling your trainings in a reasonable time interval to avoid retraining.

Cost: $70/hour, this is normal assisted BioPlex rate.


Fortessa/Symphony Conventional Training:

  Training Details

  Fortessa/Symphony Training #1: Small group training (2 people)—In this training you will learn the basics of flow cytometry and the fundamentals of running a flow experiment. This includes the basics such as cytometer overview, compensation controls, basic fluorochrome selection and experiment panel design. This session is 2 hours long. Group trainings will be held on Monday every other week.

Cost: $70/hour per person

  Fortessa/Symphony Training #2: One-on-one training—With staff’s help you will run a small experiment. Staff will review the instrumentation and your experiment. Here we will discuss parameters that pertain specifically to your project(s).

Cost: $70/hour, this is normal assisted Fortessa & Symphony rate.

  Fortessa/Symphony Training #3: One-on-one practical exam—In this training you will demonstrate that you can run your experiments and the instrument by yourself with little to no help. This will show staff that you can be an independent user of the instrument. We recommend scheduling your trainings in a reasonable time interval to avoid retraining.

Cost: $70/hour, this is normal assisted Fortessa & Symphony rate.


Symphony Full Spectrum Training:

  Training Details

  Symphony Full Spectrum Training #1:Small group training (2 people)—In this training you will learn the basics of flow cytometry, the basics of full spectrum flow cytometry and the fundamentals of running a flow experiment. This includes the basics such as cytometer overview, unmixing controls, fluorochrome selection and experiment panel design. This session is 2 hours long. Group trainings will be held on Monday every other week.

Cost: $70/hour per person

  Symphony Full Spectrum Training #2:One-on-one training—With staff’s help you will run a small experiment. Staff will review the instrumentation and your experiment. Here we will discuss parameters that pertain specifically to your project(s).

Cost: $70/hour, this is normal assisted Symphony rate.

  Symphony Full Spectrum Training #3:One-on-one practical exam—In this training you will demonstrate that you can run your experiments and the instrument by yourself with little to no help. This will show staff that you can be an independent user of the instrument. We recommend scheduling your trainings in a reasonable time interval to avoid retraining.

Cost: $70/hour, this is normal assisted Symphony rate.


Fortessa/Symphony HTS Training:

  Training Details

Prerequisite: Completion of Fortessa/Symphony Training (either conventional or full spectrum)

  Fortessa/Symphony HTS Training #1: Small group training (2 people)—In this training you will learn the basics of running an experiment using the HTS. This includes the basics such as HTS overview, and software. This session is 1 hour long.

Cost: $70/hour per person

  Fortessa/Symphony HTS Training #2: One-on-one practical exam—In this training you will demonstrate that you can setup the HTS, including the software and the run instrument by yourself with little to no help. This will show staff that you can be an independent user of the instrument. We recommend scheduling your trainings in a reasonable time interval to avoid retraining. This session is normally about 15-30minutes long.

Cost: $70/hour, this is normal assisted Fortessa & Symphony rate. The rest of the run time will be charged the unassisted rate of $60/hour.


Aria Fusion Training:

  Currently not available for unassisted use.