LUMINEX LEARNING SESSIONS

The Luminex Learning Sessions are a comprehensive instrument, software, and assay development educational program, that is highly focused on ensuring you have the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to successfully use Luminex products in your lab.

Additional benefits of the Luminex Learning sessions:

  • Introductions to members of Luminex’s in-house team
  • Networking opportunities with other attendees
  • A tour of the Luminex manufacturing facility in Austin for xMAP instrument users
  • xMAP courses eligible for PACE continuing education credits
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xMAP Sessions Imaging Cytometry Sessions Plan Your Trip Meet Your Trainers The Luminex Learning Sessions are a comprehensive instrument, software, and assay development educational program, that is highly focused on ensuring you have the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to successfully use Lu

The Luminex Learning Sessions will allow you to:

  • Customize your training agenda
  • Receive PACE Continuing Education Units
  • Meet members of Luminex’s in-house team
  • Network with other attendees
  • Receive a tour of the Luminex manufacturing facility in Austin

So whether you are new to Luminex products or an experienced user, we hope to see you in Austin for our Luminex Learning Sessions!

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Luminex Learning presents the 2020 xMAP Learning Sessions

April 2020 xMAP Learning Sessions Agenda

Monday, April 20, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Luminex 200 End-User Training

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify components of the Luminex 200 system
  • Identify features of pages and tabs in the xPONENT® software
  • Identify Luminex 200 start-up and initialization procedures
  • Perform probe height adjustment
  • Perform and explain system initialization procedure
  • Describe calibration and control reagents and functions
  • Perform system calibration and performance verification
  • Demonstrate the steps of running an assay using xPONENT
  • Perform a sample assay run
  • Perform the daily shutdown routine
  • Recall system maintenance schedule and tasks
  • Perform the 6 month preventative maintenance tasks
  • Recognize solutions to possible Luminex 200 system issues
  • Perform basic troubleshooting resolutions
  • Locate the support utility function

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: MAGPIX End-User Training

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to

  • Prepare the system for sample acquisition
  • Adjust the probe height
  • Calibrate and verify the system
  • Define a protocol
  • Define a batch
  • Run a batch
  • Run the post batch routine
  • Shutdown the system
  • Analyze results
  • Generate reports
  • Export results
  • Replay a batch for troubleshooting purposes
  • Maintain instrument fluids
  • Maintain instrument hardware
  • Perform maintenance routines
  • Perform annual and semi-annual maintenance
  • Back up the system and archive data
  • Troubleshoot errors with the system

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Luminex 200 Advanced Training

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize instrument serial numbers and what they stand for
  • Understand how internal components translate to data
  • Compare key differences between Luminex software programs and versions
  • Identify files specific to xPONENT software
  • Perform an uninstall/reinstall of xPONENT software
  • Discuss functions of Allele protocol
  • Perform analysis of CAL/VER Reports for troubleshooting
  • Recognize solutions to possible Luminex software issues
  • Perform basic troubleshooting resolutions

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: MAGPIX Advanced Training

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Generate a support utility file
  • Resolve CAL/VER Failure
  • Resolve instrument error
  • Resolve low bead count
  • Run a self-test
  • Uninstall/reinstall and repair software

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Fundamentals of xMAP® Nucleic Acid Assays

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Recognize which assay format to use for various applications
  • Compare and contrast direct hybridization to xTAG® chemistries
  • Perform a coupling reaction with capture oligonucleotides
  • Obtain a microsphere count
  • Outline the workflow of the coupling confirmation procedure
  • Complete the steps of the coupling confirmation procedure
  • Explain the development workflow of a direct hybridization assay
  • Understand the basic principles of assay optimization
  • Analyze data using xPONENT® software

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Fundamentals of xMAP® Proteomic Assays (Day I)

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Recognize key steps within carbodiimide coupling chemistry
  • Identify different coupling modification methods
  • Recognize which assay format to use for various applications
  • Perform a coupling titration with an antibody
  • Obtain a microsphere count
  • Outline the workflow of the coupling confirmation procedure
  • Complete the steps of the coupling confirmation procedure
  • Explain the development workflow of a capture sandwich assay
  • Perform a cross-reactivity test of multiple analytes using a capture sandwich assay format
  • Understand the basic principles of assay optimization
  • Analyze data using xPONENT® software

Thursday, April 23, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Fundamentals of xMAP® Proteomic Assays (Day II)

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Recognize key steps within carbodiimide coupling chemistry
  • Identify different coupling modification methods
  • Recognize which assay format to use for various applications
  • Perform a coupling titration with an antibody
  • Obtain a microsphere count
  • Outline the workflow of the coupling confirmation procedure
  • Complete the steps of the coupling confirmation procedure
  • Explain the development workflow of a capture sandwich assay
  • Perform a cross-reactivity test of multiple analytes using a capture sandwich assay format
  • Understand the basic principles of assay optimization
  • Analyze data using xPONENT® software

Friday, April 24, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: FLEXMAP 3D End-User Training

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Identify components of the FLEXMAP 3D® system
  • Describe the optics and fluidics processes of the FLEXMAP 3D®
  • Describe the third classification dye used to create beads for a 500 region bead map
  • Describe and discuss the FLEXMAP 3D bead map
  • Identify FLEXMAP 3D® start-up indicators
  • Perform probe height adjustment
  • Describe calibration and verification microspheres and functions
  • Perform system calibration and verification
  • Create a protocol and a batch
  • Perform a protein demo assay
  • Explain how to export results
  • Describe and perform maintenance tasks on the FLEXMAP 3D®
  • Explain basic troubleshooting procedures

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: FLEXMAP 3D Advanced Training

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Discuss the six subsystems of the FLEXMAP 3D® instrument and their associated functions
  • Outline the sample processing that occurs during a FLEXMAP 3D read
  • Review advanced xPONENT® 4.2 software functions
  • Perform 6 and 12 month preventative maintenance activities
  • Open and identify the multiple parts of an xPONENT Support Utility File
  • Utilize the different pieces of the Support Utility File to replay a batch and review data and processes
  • Interpret a calibration and verification report produced by the FLEXMAP 3D
  • Assess multiple troubleshooting scenarios and access available resources

Imaging Cytometry Sessions

Luminex Learning presents the 2020 Imaging Cytometry Learning Sessions

March 2020 Imaging Cytometry Learning Sessions Agenda

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Amnis® ImageStream®X Mk II End-User Day I

Day I Course Objectives

  • Design experiment
  • Run samples
  • Perform compensation
  • Analyze, batch, and report data

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Amnis® ImageStream®X Mk II End-User Day II

Day II Course Topics

  • Perform advanced compensation troubleshooting
  • Create new masks and features
  • Use the Feature Finder Wizard
  • Perform independent analysis

Thursday, March 26, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Amnis® ImageStream®X Mk II End-User Day III

Day III Course Topics

  • Using the Feature Finder wizard
  • Group data analysis (part II)
  • Advanced IDEAS® analysis

Location

Luminex Corporate Headquarters
12212 Technology Blvd.
Austin, TX 78727

Located in northwest Austin, Luminex is approximately 30 minutes from the airport by car, shuttle, or taxi.

Directions


Hotel Information

Staybridge Suites Austin Arboretum – Domain

10201 Stonelake Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512) 349-0888
Fax: (512) 349-0809

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Arboretum Area

10711 Research Blvd
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512) 346-5555

Hilton Garden Inn Austin NW/Arboretum

11617 Research Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512) 241-1600

Staybridge Suites Northwest

13087 US HWY 183 N
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512) 336-STAY(7829)
Fax: (512) 336-3773

Audrey Escalante, MS - Luminex Learning Sessions Technical Applications Trainer II

Audrey Escalante, MS

Technical Applications Trainer II

Audrey Escalante is the lead Technical Applications Trainer with over five years of experience in the education and science fields. Audrey has extensive experience in training chemistry, biology, and physics sciences. Audrey attended Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry as well as a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.


Gabby Mora - Technical Applications Trainer

Gabby Mora

Technical Applications Trainer

Gabby Mora is a Technical Applications Trainer with more than 5 years of experience in clinical molecular pathology. She has extensive experience training technologists in clinical settings as well as experience with numerous molecular techniques. Gabby attended Baylor University in Waco Texas and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She also completed an internship at Scott and text-white Memorial Hospital that lead to her certification in Clinical Laboratory Science.

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Rachel Wypych, Ph.D. - Technical Applications Trainer

Rachel Wypych, Ph.D.

Technical Applications Trainer

Rachel Wypych is a Technical Applications Trainer with over seven years experience in chemistry/biochemistry research and education. She has an extensive background in organic small molecule synthesis and protein-ligand binding thermodynamics. Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Florida as well as a Doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Damon Weitz, M.Ed - Technical Applications Trainer

Damon Weitz, M.Ed

Technical Applications Trainer

Damon Weitz is a Technical Applications Trainer with over 16 years in science education.  Damon has vast experience training physical, life, and environmental sciences.  Damon received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from San Jose State University in California and holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Design.

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Terrin Blackmon - Training Coordinator

Terrin Blackmon

Training Coordinator

Terrin Blackmon is a Training Coordinator with a background in biology and public health. Terrin obtained her Masters in Public Health from the UTHSC School of Public Health in Houston, with a concentration in Community Health Practice. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio.

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