Head of Flow Cytometry: Dr Rachael Walker
Building 580, Babraham Institute, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, CB22 3AT
Rachael has over a dozen years of experience in flow cytometry and cell sorting and nearly 10 years of working in flow cytometry core facilities. Rachael joined the core in September 2012, following 7 years running Flow Cytometry Core Facilities at the University of Cambridge.
Rachael has extensive experience in analysis and sorting cells of differing types including; immunology, cell biology, stem cell biology, large cells such as cardiomyocytes, c. elegans
eggs; organelles such as nuclei. Rachael can provide expertise in experimental setup, optimisation and analysis. She can help with optimal instrument set up, post-acquisition analysis of data and preparing figures for papers.
2005- PhD in Tissue Engineering, Department of Clinical Engineering, University of Liverpool
2001- BMedSc (Honours), Biomedical Materials Science, University of Birmingham
Flow Cytometry community
Rachael is very involved with the flow cytometry community on a local, national and international level.
Rachael’s work includes:
- Awarded International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Scholarship 2012-2014
- Awarded ISAC ‘Emerging Leader in Shared Resource Laboratory’ Scholarship 2014-2016
- Co-chair of ISAC Membership Services Committee
- Member of ISAC Program committee for CYTO conferences since 2010
- Secretary and organiser of local Mid-Anglia Cytometry (MACC) meetings
- Secretary of flowcytometryUK, also one of main organisers of flowcytometryUK national annual meetings
- Fellow and Secretary of Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) Cytometry Section
- Lecturer at RMS Annual Flow Cytometry Course
- Regular contributor to ‘Flow Cytometry’ Channel on Bitesize Bio website.