Irish Cytometry Society Conference, 6-7 November, 2012
General Information



 Conference Venue

Located on the scenic west coast of Ireland, the conference will be held at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Established in 1845, NUI Galway is one of Ireland's foremost centres of academic excellence.

The conference will be hosted in NUI Galways multi-purpose event arena, The Bailey Allen Hall.  


Conditions of Registration

This conference is free to attend, and registration is online. In order to get an estimation of the numbers of attending delegates, the conference organisers would encourage early registration. The deadline for registration is 5pm October 5th 2012. Please click here to register.

Delegates are expected to insure themselves against theft, loss, accidents and damage or medical expenses that may arise. The organising committee does not accept responsibility for any of the above.

Notification of registration: You will be notified of registration confirmation electronically.


Abstract submission and author information

Abstracts should be typewritten, single spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font and in a pdf format. Abstracts must not exceed 400 words.

Submissions should follow the order:

Title (limit 255 characters), authors (presenting author underlined), institution, followed by the abstract text.

Only electronic submissions, in pdf format, will be accepted.

Notification of receipt: You will be notified of receipt electronically. The deadline for abstract submission is 5pm FRIDAY AUGUST 3rd 2012. This deadline has been extended to 5pm FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th 2012. 

Notification of acceptance: You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your abstract via e-mail by October 5th 2012.

Click here to submit your abstract.



Before submitting abstract, authors should be confident that they can attend the meeting and prepare the poster/presentation.

If circumstances prevent attendance, the author may suggest another researcher to present, upon agreement with the organisers.

If cancellation is unavoidable, the author should notify the organisers at


Social Events

Galway is a vibrant centre of arts and culture located on the scenic coastline of the West of Ireland.

To sample some of what Galway has to offer, ICyS has organised a free happy hour at NUI Galway College Bar (sponsored by Partec) followed by a conference dinner in Ard Bia at Nimmos Restaurant, located at the in the heart of the historic Latin Quarter of Galway.


 Flow Cytometry Training

Following the conference, there will be two one day flow cytometry training courses run by Flocyte (Nov 8-9, 2012), at NUI Galway. 

The course, 'Multiparameter Flow and Compensation' will take place on November 9th, topics covered will include: basics of flow cytometry, staining methodologies, controls, strategies for building multi-colour panels and compensation. The course instructor is Tim Bushnell, Scientific and Technical Director of the University of Rochester Medical Centre Flow Core Service, NY, USA. 

The course, 'DNA and apoptosis' will take place on November 8th and will cover all aspects of cell cycle and apoptosis assays. The course instructor is Derek Davies, Manager of the FACS Laboratory, London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK.

Courses can be booked together, or separately. Please click on Flocyte for further information and to register.


Important Dates

                     Conference                                                  Nov 6-7, 2012

                     Deadline for registration                               5pm October 5, 2012

                     Extended deadline for abstract submission    5pm September 28, 2012

                     Flocyte training courses                                Nov 8-9, 2012