barrymoran

Barry is head of flow cytometry in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He began to develop his expertise in the Scripps Research Institute, and UCSD, in San Diego, before returning to Ireland to take up his current post in 2005. He is heavily involved with the flow community in Ireland and internationally. The state of the art Flow Cytometry Facility in TBSI is one of the best equipped cytometry suites in Ireland, with one cell sorter and 4 flow cytometer analysers, and currently has ~200 regular users.

Articles by barrymoran:

Remote Cytometry: Help from beyond!

The idea of accessing one computer from another is long established. Unfortunately, we often have visions of hackers sneaking in and stealing our data when we have most to lose. However, this type of technology can aid us in a lot of applications and to those of us who work in cytometry the benefits are (somewhat) clear. No More ‘Fail’ Moments Many researchers know the dread of…

09 Jul 2016 Flow Cytometry

Being “Accuri-te” Through Cytometry: A Guide to Accuri C6 Software

A new lab toy to make it big in the last 5–10 years is the Accuri C6 cytometer (now under the BD umbrella), a low-cost instrument in comparison to the big boys. Lightweight, with a small footprint and straightforward maintenance, it’s often the cytometer of choice. It may be suitable for those labs that require…

07 Jul 2015 Flow Cytometry

FlowJo Software: how’s your FlowJo mojo?

Generally, once you’ve acquired your samples on a cytometer, the hard (but hopefully fun!) part of making sense of all the data begins. This can be increasingly complex depending on the number of cells, populations, parameters, and combinations. So where we use the dedicated software aligned to the analyser for acquisition, we frequently use alternative…

12 May 2015 Flow Cytometry

Immunophenotyping: Identifying Who’s Who in the Cellular World

Figuring out what’s what When studying cells and cell subsets (and cell sub-subsets, and so on!!) we need ways to identify and classify every single cell. This will allow us to individually analyse each population and, for example, help to discover their role in health and disease. A principal way we do this is by looking…

02 Dec 2014 Flow Cytometry

Intracellular Cytokine Staining: Letting It All Build Up Inside

Cytokines, those small proteins that modulate immune cell responses, once translated are normally secreted rapidly out of the cell. So, previously we could only check the levels of cytokines secreted in the supernatant, but we wouldn’t know which cell was producing which cytokine. But what if we had a way to keep the cytokines inside the cell?  Then we…

12 Aug 2014 Flow Cytometry

“Pick ‘n’ Mix? A Basic Guide to Commercial Flow Cytometers”

  So having read our article on how a cytometer works, surely the next question is ‘what’s the right flow cytometer for me?!’ Basic Components of Flow Cytometers We know that at their most basic level, cytometers are made up of 3 main components: A fluidics system to transport and focus the cells past an…

05 Jul 2013 Flow Cytometry