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Workshop for Cyanobacteria, Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Analysis in Evian France

IAGLR and the European Large Lakes Symposium (ELLS) are co-sponsoring an international conference entitled “Big Lakes, Small World” during the week of September 23-28, 2018 at Lake Geneva in Evian, France. The meeting will be the first IAGLR meeting held outside North America, and in conjunction with the 5th European Large Lakes Symposium.

We are co-hosting a workshop with our European representative Anasysta.  The workshop is free and open to all conference attendees. 

You will learn:

  • How to prepare a sample for analysis in the FlowCam 
  • Data acquisition techniques
  • Sample analysis strategies
Bring your own water sample and you can run it on one of our new FlowCam instruments!

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Location: Palais Lumiere, Evian, France -  Bonnevie Room, Second Floor
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Seats are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Frances,  frances.buerkens@fluidimaging.com to register or for inquiries.

Common FlowCam applications include:

  • Identify and enumerate and phytoplankton and zooplankton
  • Monitor HABS, cyanobacteria and nuisance algae
  • Characterize particles with fluorescing probes: lipid analysis, FISH probes, cell viability
  • Analyze sediment: tephra particles, marine foraminifera, paleolimnology

The FlowCam 8000 is an imaging flow cytometer that supports HAB monitoring, phytoplankton characterization and more. It images and analyzes phytoplankton and other aquatic microorganisms, including cyanobacteria, ranging in size from 3 µm to 1 mm.

The FlowCam Macro incorporates the FlowCam’s technology into an instrument capable of providing high resolution images and data for zooplankton and particles ranging in size from 250µm up to 5mm in size. 


Topics: Freshwater Research, Harmful Algal Blooms, Aquatic Research