- The goal of this forum is to advance the scientific
discussion on the potential of cytometry in basic as
well as in clinical research with regard to predictive medicine,
biomolecular diagnostics and consensus
development at an interdisciplinary level.
- Diseases are caused by biochemical changes in cellular systems or
organs. Disease related processes can be determined at the cellular level
by cytometric methods. This permits disease detection (diagnosis) as
well as the prediction on future disease progression in individual
- Clinical cytometry presently addresses preferentially the immunological
and hematological field by cellular immunophenotyping
as major methodology e.g. in leukemia classification, transplantation
(hematopoietic stem cells, renal etc) or HIV infection monitoring.
- Multiparameter measurements of cell functions in conjunction with
antibody binding and DNA determinations are of high interest
for detection and follow-up of fast developing clinical processes
like infectious, allergic, thrombotic or rheumatoid affections as
well as for the control of therapy.
- This concept forum will display short position statements on various
of these issues. The contributions are open for general scientific
discussion by E-mail. This includes the display of www-pages either in
direct form or by links for continuous update by authors and discussants.
for the inclusion of new topics are encouraged.
2. Clinical Cytomics
3. Organisational Concepts
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