Africa Special with Karen Hogg (University of York) and Margaret Mbuchi (Kenya Medical Research Institute)

Flow Stars

15-11-2023 • 1 hr 3 mins

#S4:E6 — Karen Hogg is a Technical Specialist at the University of York, and Margaret Mbuchi is a Principal Research Scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute.

In this episode of Flow Stars, Karen and Margaret join Peter O’Toole to celebrate the achievements of flow cytometry initiatives across Africa and discuss some of the logistical challenges involved. Karen shares some of the logistical and technical hurdles involved in transporting cytometers and reagents to African countries, and Margaret shares some of the issues that can arise when recruiting study participants in areas of civil unrest.

If you want to get involved and support research in resource-poor areas, find out how to donate spare instruments via the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry Instruments 4 Science program.

Visit the ISAC website to donate online.

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