We are involved with a number of international communities, including the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), where Dr. Ashhurst and Dr. Marsh-Wakefield are current ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars. We are also involved in a number of national societies, including the Australasian Cytometry Society (ACS), the Australia and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI), the Oz Single Cell (OSC) community, and the Fluidigm Imaging Mass Cytometry (IMC) users community.
We are involved in the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) community, including attendance at HCA general meetings in Hinxton, UK (2018), and Tokyo, Japan (2019), seeking to help define the contribution of high-dimensional cytometry and imaging technologies to the objectives of the HCA (Czechowska et al. 2018, WS06: ‘Cytometry in the Era of the Human Cell Atlas’). We also presented on Spectre, one of our computational tools, at the HCA Asia meeting (virtual) in 2020.
We have also engaged in a number of community-focused educational endeavours, such as the ACS roadshows in 2016 (Polychromatic Flow Cytometry; Dr. Pratip Chattopadhyay and Thomas Ashhurst) and in 2020 (High-dimensional analysis; Dr. Thomas Ashhurst, Dr. Felix Marsh-Wakefield, and Givanna Putri).