|We are a group of scientists with substantial experience in flow cytometry subject. Members of our team in the past had worked as application support scientists with the leading companies in this field. As front line executives, we have worked with flow cytometry users in India working on their diverse research areas from immunology, cell biology, plant biotechnology, microbiology, environmental sciences and nanotechnology and gained practical knowledge in the application of flow cytometry in the respective fields. We aim to transmit our passion and talent for flow cytometry to every flow user.|
|Dr. Hemant Agrawal, Director. Hemant is an immunologist with a passion for flow cytometry. Hemant obtained PhD in Immunology from the University Hospital Essen, Germany (2006). He joined Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA as an Associate Research Scientist in the Immunology and Arthritis Program (2006-2009). He subsequently joined the Rheumatology Department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago from 2009 to 2011 as a Research Associate Scientist. From 2011 to 2013, he worked as an Application and Product Manager with FlowJo, TreeStar Inc, USA for the Indian subcontinent and Middle East.|
|His knowledge of flow cytometry is highly regarded, which led him to be served as consultant for companies like Bio-Rad, TTPLabtech and Zydus Cadila. Hemant has co-authored many peer-reviewed scientific publications and has been invited as speakers at various national and international meetings & conferences. He is also an organizing committee member of the prestigious Indo-US Cytometry Workshops registered as Trust for Education and Training in Cytometry (TETC), which conducts annual cytometry meetings in India and neighboring countries in collaboration with International Society of Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC). He is pioneer in providing onsite classroom based flow cytometry education in Indian subcontinent and designed special courses pertaining to flow cytometry applications, experimental designing acquisition, data analysis and interpretation to promote flow cytometry education in the subcontinent region. He has an expertise in flow cytometry with more than 15 years of experience in flow data acquisition and analysis. He is experienced in flow cytometry experimental designing, data acquisition, data analysis and presentation of immunophenotyping, intracellular staining, cell proliferation, cell cycle, apoptosis, cytometric bead array etc. He is also a consultant to De Novo Software (FCS Express software), Venture Centre (CSIR-Bioincubator) and Quantum Technology Group, USA.
Dr. Rekha R. Gour, Advisor. Rekha graduated with a major in chemistry from Mumbai University in 1991 and got her Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology. She was associated with the Flow Cytometry Facility at the Cancer Research Institute, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, INDIAH for 25 years. As Scientific Assistant at ACTREC, she was actively involved in Flow Cytometry training of scientists and students from ACTREC and other Institutes. Rekha has been actively associated with the Indo-US Cytometry workshops since the first workshop in Chandigarh in 2002. She has been an invited faculty and member of the Organizing Committee for most of the INDO-US Cytometry workshops. With her experience and expertise in Flow Cytometry she is able to assist organizers, involved in Indo-US Flow Cytometry workshops in India. She was an Executive member of The Cytometry Society (TCS-India) & has played a key role in expanding the TCS strength by registering new members and raising fund.Understanding the lack of adequate Flow Cytometry training in remote corners of India, Rekha has assisted in Organizing Indo-US and TCS workshops in CCRC (Silchar) and IIT-G (Guwahati), Assam. Her idea of teaching Flow Cytometry to young students has led her to start Flow Cytometry workshops in Mumbai Colleges, which has trained many college students and faculties. She is member of the Organizing Committee for conduct of Indo-US cytometry Workshops in India. She is playing a key role by assisting and connecting the flow cytometry community to organize and conduct Flow cytometry workshops in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Rekha opted for Voluntary Retirement, but her commitment and support for Flow Cytometry continues and in a great way.