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Lina Chakrabarti, Christopher Groves and Michael Lee on the Challenges with Therapeutic Cell Sorting

Two weeks ago, the Cellix team travelled to Prague to participate in Cyto 2018, a conference discussing the cutting edge of flow cytometry research. In the second of a 4 part series, here's our key take-aways from the conference.

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the most interesting points differentiating Cyto 2018 from previous years was the focus on flow cytometry use in human gene therapy.

The importance placed on the topic this year was shown in the choice of lectures - this year's Cyto Innovation keynote talk was by Dr. Serena Scala from the San Rafaelle-Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, on the subject of 'Genetic Engineering of Haematopoiesis to Treat Inherited Diseases'. In it, she discussed some of her latest work with novel methods for characterisation of haematopoietic disorders and patient monitoring after transplant or gene therapy.