Flow cytometry is a technique for counting and examining microscopic particles, such as cells and chromosomes, by suspending them in a stream of fluid and passing them by an electronic detection apparatus. The range of applications for this technology is very broad and encompasses such diverse areas as immunology, hematology, oncology, pathology, microbiology , zoology, botany , and even marine research.
The Swiss Cytometry Society has been founded in 19.. in … with the aim of creating a network and a platform for all the groups and laboratories in Switzerland interested in this technology, its applications in research and its use in clinical settings for the diagnosis of various diseases and pathologies.
The society promotes continuing education in this fast moving field and organizes annual courses for technicians, clinicians and scientists.
The new board, elected in 2010, proposes specifically to focus in the next years on the clinical aspects of flow cytometry and its use in the establishment of hematologic and immunologic diseases.
The SCS should be a platform not only for people from the academia or from diagnostic laboratories, but also for the industrial companies, since it allows them to follow what is going on in the scientific community and to establish contacts for fruitful collaborations.
- Xavier Albe: - 2009
- Thomas Matthes: 2009 - 2013
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