Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You mean there's other analysis software besides FlowJo???

Even though a vast majority of users at U of C are FlowJo users, it doesn't mean we ONLY use FlowJo.  FlowJo does a really good job with a lot of different flow applications, but there are some things I'd definitely want to change.  So, I'm always playing around with new software, as well as revisiting old standbys:  FCS Express, VenturiOne, Kaluza, Winlist, to name a few.  In addition, there are a bunch of freeware apps that are pretty good as well:  WinMDI, Cyflogic, MFI, ANALYSE, IDLYK, and more being developed frequently.  Recently I had the opportunity to talk with Kelly Rae Chi from The Scientist Magazine, which resulted in an article featured in the most recent edition.  The piece is titled "Let the Data Flow:  Rethink your Data Analysis Tools for Flow Cytometry." It's in Volume 24, Issue 6, Page 63.