Henrik Mei, Vice President DGfZ
The 2nd day of the DiGifZ 2021 started with the talk of the Klaus Goerttler Awardee, Janine Kemming. Congratulations! During the European Guest Session UK, the president-elect of the International Society for Advancement in Cytometry (ISAC), Rachel Errington, talked about ways to characterize hypoxia in tumor environment, leading to specific therapies in cancer. In the same session, Andrew Filby, council member of ISAC, introduced phenotypic and spatial relationships of immune cell subsets, virus and structures from individuals, who succumbed to COVID19. Due to the pandemic situation we had to reshape our poster session: special thanks to all participants, who gave vivid 3 min speed talks. The awardee will be announced tomorrow during the farewell. We can already tell that the decision was very difficult for the reviewer, since all presentation were impressive. During the Webinar of Zellmechanik Dresden we learned a lot about mechanocytometry from Angela Jacobi, during the Core-facility session we were inspired by impressive talks about full spectrum flow cytometry by Rui Gardner, Anna Belkina and Linda Hammerich. Many thanks to all the speakers! Finally, Carolina Wählby gave us a fascinating insight into the world of artificial intelligence for cytometry data analysis. See you tomorrow again online!