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Hands-on FlowCam Workshop in Germany October 1st 2018

We are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a FlowCam workshop with our European partners Anasysta.  This exclusive introductory workshop on the FlowCam Cyano and the FlowCam 8000 series will be hosted at the University of Konstanz and is scheduled for October 1st, 2018 from 9am - 4pm.

The FlowCam Cyano utilizes a red laser to differentiate cyanobacteria from other algae and detritus in aquatic samples. After capturing digital images of the algae, the FlowCam’s software, VisualSpreadsheet, can be used to further characterize the specific types of all algae found in the sample.

During the workshop, participants will receive a detailed introduction to the patented FlowCam technology and the many advantages of the analysis software VisualSpreadsheet. During several presentations we will also discuss typical uses for the FlowCam.

In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to receive a hands-on training on different FlowCam systems. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples (e.g. cultures, live or preserved, freshwater or marine systems, phytoplankton or zooplankton) to run on the FlowCam 8400 or FlowCam Cyano.

A preliminary agenda is as follows:

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome and Introduction
9:30 am – 10:15 am: Introduction to FlowCam and Visual Spreadsheet; Presenter: Anasysta e.K
10:15 am – 10:30 am: Coffee break
10:30 am – 11:15 pm: Introduction to FlowCam© Cyano; Presenter: Frances Buerkens, Fluid Imaging Technologies
11:15 am – 12:00 pm: Hands-on introduction on working the FlowCam and VisualSpreadsheet
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch Break
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Hands-on FlowCam training with option to analyze your own samples
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Final remarks and questions

Seats are limited. Register in advance to secure your spot. Please email Sven Kluczka - skluczka@anasysta.de to RSVP for this event. The workshop will be conducted in English (and supplemented in German and Spanish if needed).

Topics: Freshwater Research, News and Events, Harmful Algal Blooms, Municipal Water (Drinking/Wastewater)