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LUMINEX LEARNING SESSIONS

The Luminex Learning Sessions are a comprehensive instrument, software, and assay development educational program, that is highly focused on ensuring you have the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to successfully use Luminex products in your lab.

 

In these classes you’ll learn how to:

 

  • Develop a better working knowledge of Luminex products and assay development
  • Operate and troubleshoot Luminex instruments
  • Begin building your own nucleic acid and/or protein assays

 

The Luminex Learning Sessions will allow you to:

 

  • Customize your training agenda
  • Receive PACE Continuing Education Units
  • Meet members of Luminex’s in-house team
  • Network with other attendees
  • Attend a customer appreciation dinner
  • Receive a tour of the Luminex manufacturing facility in Austin

 

So whether you are new to Luminex products or an experienced user, we hope to see you in Austin for our Luminex Learning Sessions!

 

Looking for training in Europe? Check out our Europe training events!

 

Agenda

Agenda for the 2018 Luminex Learning Sessions

 

 

Q3 Learning Sessions

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Luminex 200 Basics Training

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify components of the Luminex 200 system
  • Identify features of pages and tabs in the xPONENT® software
  • Identify Luminex 200 start-up and initialization procedures
  • Perform probe height adjustment
  • Perform and explain system initialization procedure
  • Describe calibration and control reagents and functions
  • Perform system calibration and performance verification
  • Demonstrate the steps of running an assay using xPONENT
  • Perform a sample assay run
  • Perform the daily shutdown routine
  • Recall system maintenance schedule and tasks
  • Perform the 6 month preventative maintenance tasks
  • Recognize solutions to possible Luminex 200 system issues
  • Perform basic troubleshooting resolutions
  • Locate the support utility function

 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: MAGPIX Basics Training

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Locate MAGPIX hardware components, which includes: power switches, computer, side access door, fluid compartment door, and plate carrier
  • Explain MAGPIX technology, including fluidics and optics processing
  • Classify MAGPIX fluidics and optics components with applicable function during microsphere interrogation
  • Identify the key differences between flow cytometry instruments and fluorescent imager instrument
  • Perform the initial MAGPIX start-up procedures
  • Categorize calibration, verification, and fluidics microspheres and functions
  • Adjust the probe height using the off-plate reagent block, strip well, and plate
  • Perform the initial start-up system initialization
  • Define system initialization routine in the admin page
  • Identify the calibration and verification frequencies
  • Compare the four analysis type options for protocols
  • Generate a protocol
  • Create and run a batch
  • Identify MAGPIX maintenance procedures and frequency
  • Identify basic troubleshooting procedures
  • Locate basic MAGPIX troubleshooting resources available

 

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Luminex 200 Advanced Training

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize instrument serial numbers and what they stand for
  • Understand how internal components translate to data
  • Compare key differences between Luminex software programs and versions
  • Identify files specific to xPONENT software
  • Perform an uninstall/reinstall of xPONENT software
  • Discuss functions of Allele protocol
  • Perform analysis of CAL/VER Reports for troubleshooting
  • Recognize solutions to possible Luminex software issues
  • Perform basic troubleshooting resolutions

 

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: MAGPIX Advanced Customer Training

At the end of this course students will:

  • Identify the system serial number
  • Classify the MAGPIX subsystems and their associated functions
  • Describe MAGPIX operation of sample processing
  • Distinguish sequences of the calibration process
  • Create and send a support utility file
  • Identify xPONENT file formats
  • Perform the preventative maintenance procedures
  • Apply the appropriate xPONENT command for specific functions
  • Perform common troubleshooting techniques
  • Analyze calibration and verification reports to determine appropriate troubleshooting procedures

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: FLEXMAP 3D Basics Training

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify components of the FLEXMAP 3D system
  • Describe the optics and fluidics processes of the FLEXMAP 3D
  • Describe the third classification dye used to create beads for a 500 region bead map
  • Describe and discuss the FLEXMAP 3D bead map
  • Identify FLEXMAP 3D start-up indicators
  • Perform probe height adjustment
  • Describe calibration and verification microspheres and functions
  • Perform system calibration and verification
  • Create a protocol and a batch
  • Perform a protein demo assay
  • Explain how to export results
  • Describe and perform maintenance tasks on the FLEXMAP 3D
  • Explain basic troubleshooting procedures

 

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Fundamentals of Antigen Coupling

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize key steps within carbodiimide coupling chemistry
  • Identify different coupling modification methods
  • Perform a coupling titration with an antigen
  • Obtain a microsphere count using a hemocytometer
  • Outline the workflow of the coupling confirmation procedure
  • Complete the steps of the coupling confirmation assay
  • Analyze data using xPONENT® software
  • Summarize coupling guidelines, techniques, and tips
  • Recall case analyses focused on coupling troubleshooting

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Indirect Immunoassay Development Training

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize when to use an indirect assay format
  • Identify necessary materials needed to begin assay development
  • Explain the development workflow of an indirect immunoassay
  • Perform the steps of an indirect immunoassay format
  • Analyze data using xPONENT software
  • Summarize coupling guidelines, techniques, and tips
  • Recall case analyses focused on assay development and troubleshooting

 

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Direct Hybridization Assay Development, Part 1

At the end of Part 2 of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize when to use a direct hybridization assay format
  • Perform a coupling reaction with capture oligonucleotides
  • Obtain a microsphere count using a hemacytometer
  • Complete the steps of the coupling confirmation assay
  • Outline the development workflow of a direct hybridization assay
  • Perform a direct hybridization assay
  • Analyze data using xPONENT software
  • Summarize assay guidelines, techniques, and troubleshooting tips

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Direct Hybridization Assay Development, Part 2

At the end of Part 2 of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize when to use a direct hybridization assay format
  • Perform a coupling reaction with capture oligonucleotides
  • Obtain a microsphere count using a hemacytometer
  • Complete the steps of the coupling confirmation assay
  • Outline the development workflow of a direct hybridization assay
  • Perform a direct hybridization assay
  • Analyze data using xPONENT software
  • Summarize assay guidelines, techniques, and troubleshooting tips

Location, Hotels, & Directions

Location

 

Luminex Corporate Headquarters
12212 Technology Blvd.
Austin, TX 78727

 

Located in northwest Austin, Luminex is approximately 30 minutes from the airport by car, shuttle, or taxi.

Directions

 


Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Staybridge Suites

 

10201 Stonelake Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512) 349-0888
Fax: (512) 349-0809

Hilton Garden Inn

 

11617 Research Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512) 241-1600

Staybridge Suites Northwest

 

13087 US HWY 183 N
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512) 336-STAY(7829)
Fax: (512) 336-3773

 

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Meet Your Trainers

Audrey Escalante, MS - Luminex Learning Sessions Technical Applications Trainer II

Audrey Escalante, MS

Technical Applications Trainer II

 

Audrey Escalante is the lead Technical Applications Trainer with over five years of experience in the education and science fields. Audrey has extensive experience in training chemistry, biology, and physics sciences. Audrey attended Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry as well as a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.


Kristin Fathe, PhD - Luminex Learning Sessions Technical Applications Trainer

Kristin Fathe, PhD

Technical Applications Trainer

 

Kristin Fathe is a Technical Applications Trainer with over seven years experience in biotechnology research and education. She has a background in protein and nucleic acid chemistry and metabolism, as well as assay development, along with experience in post-secondary education. Kristin has her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology from Trinity University in San Antonio Texas, as well as a Doctorate in Biochemistry and Post-Doctoral training in Pharmaceutics from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

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Jill Hutson - Luminex Learning Sessions Technical Applications Trainer

Jill Hutson

Technical Applications Trainer

 

Jill Hutson is a Technical Applications Trainer with over 5 years of experience in the education and science fields. She has extensive experience in training biological and environmental sciences. Jill attended the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, specializing in Neurobiology.

 

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