It is with great excitement that FloCyte welcomes Dr. Rui Gardner to our associate group in Europe. With a background in Biochemistry, Rui started his career in science as a mathematical biologist working in Free Radical research and Oxygen metabolism. His PhD work was a mathematical approach towards understanding the prooxidative mechanisms of superoxide dismutase, paradoxically a known physiological antioxidant enzyme. This work was carried out at the University of Michigan, University of Southern California, and at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science in Portugal. This was followed by postdoctoral work in immune diversity estimation techniques, still at the Gulbenkian Institute, where in 2007 he became the Flow Cytometry Core Manager at the Cell Imaging Facility.
Serving more than 40 research groups in many diverse fields including Immunology, Inflammation, Stem-Cell Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Plant Biology, among others, has given Rui a comprehensive experience in many Flow Cytometry techniques. He has lectured many courses on Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting, and continuously involved in organizing various workshops and meetings on Flow and Core Management in Europe.
As a member of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) since 2007, Rui was elected Councilor in 2012, and is actively involved in ISAC’s Shared Resource Labs Task Force. Rui is also a member of the Sociedad Iberica de Citometria (SIC) and both member and co-administrator of the European Cytometry Network (ECN).