Imaging and Flow Cytometry Core: BD Symphony A5 SE high-parameters flow analyzer training workshop

BD Symphony A5 SE high-parameters flow analyzer training workshop

High-parameter flow cytometry is a powerful analytical tool that enables scientists to identify and analyze distinctive phenotypes in heterogeneous populations. The newly installed BD FACSymphony™ A5 SE flow cytometer is a novel cell analyzer that leverages the inherent benefits of flow cytometry and enables the simultaneous measurement of up to 50 different characteristics of a single cell. BD FACSymphony™ A5 SE flow cytometer equipped with 5 lasers (355nm, 405nm, 488nm, 561nm and 637nm) and 48 detectors to detect full emission spectrum from five onboard lasers.


The BD FACSymphony™ A5 SE Cell Analyzer offers the ability to:


  • Gain full visible spectrum coverage to collect all light emitted without the need for filter changes, increasing dye flexibility and number of simultaneous colors
  • Unmix spectral data live in BD FACSDiva™ Software while retaining familiar compensation workflow
  • Improve resolution of difficult cells and populations potentially using autofluorescence unmixing
  • Choose between spectral or compensation-based workflows, achieved through careful optical design and added software functionality


The Training workshop will include a one-day mandatory introductory course and hands-on operation training session. Details is shown below.


Seminar Session: Introduction to BD FACSymphony A5 SE High Parameter Spectral Flow Cytometry

Speaker: Dr. Ivy Chen and Ms. Gloria Chan, BD Specialist

Date: 28 June (Tuesday)

Time: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 5pm

Venue: JCB Seminar Room 3


Operation training sessions

Date: 29 – 30 June

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am; 10:45am – 11:45am; 2:00pm – 3:00pm; 3:15pm – 4:15pm; 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue: L6-03, 6/F, Laboratory Block


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