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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


Q1 — Instrument Only: Tuesday   —   Wednesday   —   Thursday

 

 

TUESDAY, February 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Luminex® 200™ Basics Training (CN-0211-01)
This is a 1/2 day hands-on course intended for new or basic users of the Luminex® 200™.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Define Key terms
  • Define components of the Luminex 200 systems
  • Describe the optics and fluidics processes of the Luminex 200
  • List previous and current Luminex software
  • Explain xPONENT® 3.1 features, benefits, compatibilities, and upgrades
  • Identify Luminex 200 start-up indicators
  • Discuss pages and tabs in xPONENT 3.1
  • Perform probe height adjustment
  • Perform and explain system initialization
  • Perform system calibration and verification
  • Describe calibration and control microspheres and functions
  • Perform the daily shutdown routine
  • Demonstrate how to generate a protocol
  • Demonstrate how to create and run a batch
  • Demonstrate how to replay a batch
  • Explain the preventative maintenance schedule
  • Demonstrate how to generate reports
  • Discuss the function of key xPONENT commands
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Luminex 200 Advanced Training (CN-0211-03)
This is a 1/2 day hands-on course intended for users who are already familiar with the basic functionality of the Luminex 200.
Upon 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 Windows Explorer files specific to Luminex software
  • Outline processes for upgrading, uninstallation, and installation of Luminex software
  • Understand the requirements of upgrading and able to use the serial number to ensure requirements of instrument parts are met
  • Perform an uninstall/reinstall of XPONENT software
  • Discuss functions of Allele protocol
  • Define the use of the Support Utility File
  • Perform steps for exporting Support Utility Files
  • Perform analysis of CAL/VER Reports for troubleshooting
  • Recognize solutions to possible Luminex software issues
  • Perform basic troubleshooting resolutions
WEDNESDAY, February 14, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FLEXMAP 3D® Basics Training (CN-0311-01)
This is a 3 hour hands-on course intended for new or basic users of the FLEXMAP 3D®.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Define key Luminex FLEXMAP 3D terms
  • Identify components of the FLEXMAP 3D system
  • Describe the optics and fluidics processes of the FLEXMAP 3D
  • Compare the FLEXMAP 3D to other Luminex systems
  • Describe the dyeing process 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 batch
  • Perform a protein demo assay
  • Explain how to export results
  • Explain basic troubleshooting procedures
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MAGPIX® Basics Training (CN-0248-01)
This is a 1/2 day hands-on course intended for new or basic users of the MAGPIX® Instrument.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Define key MAGPIX terms
  • Explain Luminex xMAP Technology
  • Explain MAGPIX Technology, including fluidics and optics processing
  • Describe calibration, verification, and fluidics microspheres and functions
  • Identify the key differences between Luminex 200, FLEXMAP 3D®, and MAGPIX
  • Perform the initial MAGPIX Startup procedures
  • Perform probe height adjustment
  • Perform and explain System Initialization (daily and weekly)
  • Perform Calibration/Verification routine
  • Demonstrate how to generate a protocol
  • Demonstrate how to 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. MAGPIX Advanced Customer Training (CN-0248-03)
This is a 1/2 day hands-on course intended for users who are already familiar with the basic functionality of the MAGPIX Instrument.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

  • 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
  • Collect required information for xPONENT license creation
  • Explain how to create and send a support utility file
  • Examine support utility file to determine if troubleshooting or service of system is required
  • Identify xPONENT file formats
  • Demonstrate the preventative maintenance procedures
  • Apply the appropriate xPONENT command for specific functions
  • Explain common troubleshooting techniques
  • Analyze calibration and verification reports to determine appropriate troubleshooting procedures
THURSDAY, February 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Luminex 200 Basics Training (CN-0211-01)
This is a 1/2 day hands-on course intended for new or basic users of the Luminex® 200™.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Define Key terms
  • Define components of the Luminex 200 systems
  • Describe the optics and fluidics processes of the Luminex 200
  • List previous and current Luminex software
  • Explain xPONENT® 3.1 features, benefits, compatibilities, and upgrades
  • Identify Luminex 200 start-up indicators
  • Discuss pages and tabs in xPONENT 3.1
  • Perform probe height adjustment
  • Perform and explain system initialization
  • Perform system calibration and verification
  • Describe calibration and control microspheres and functions
  • Perform the daily shutdown routine
  • Demonstrate how to generate a protocol
  • Demonstrate how to create and run a batch
  • Demonstrate how to replay a batch
  • Explain the preventative maintenance schedule
  • Demonstrate how to generate reports
  • Discuss the function of key xPONENT commands
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MAGPIX Basics Training (CN-0248-01)
This is a 1/2 day hands-on course intended for new or basic users of the MAGPIX® Instrument.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Define key MAGPIX terms
  • Explain Luminex xMAP Technology
  • Explain MAGPIX Technology, including fluidics and optics processing
  • Describe calibration, verification, and fluidics microspheres and functions
  • Identify the key differences between Luminex 200, FLEXMAP 3D®, and MAGPIX
  • Perform the initial MAGPIX Startup procedures
  • Perform probe height adjustment
  • Perform and explain System Initialization (daily and weekly)
  • Perform Calibration/Verification routine
  • Demonstrate how to generate a protocol
  • Demonstrate how to 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 (CN-0211-03)
This is a 1/2 day hands-on course intended for users who are already familiar with the basic functionality of the Luminex 200.
Upon 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 Windows Explorer files specific to Luminex software
  • Outline processes for upgrading, uninstallation, and installation of Luminex software
  • Understand the requirements of upgrading and able to use the serial number to ensure requirements of instrument parts are met
  • Perform an uninstall/reinstall of XPONENT software
  • Discuss functions of Allele protocol
  • Define the use of the Support Utility File
  • Perform steps for exporting Support Utility Files
  • 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 (CN-0248-03)
This is a 1/2 day hands-on course intended for users who are already familiar with the basic functionality of the MAGPIX Instrument.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

  • 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
  • Collect required information for xPONENT license creation
  • Explain how to create and send a support utility file
  • Examine support utility file to determine if troubleshooting or service of system is required
  • Identify xPONENT file formats
  • Demonstrate the preventative maintenance procedures
  • Apply the appropriate xPONENT command for specific functions
  • Explain common troubleshooting techniques
  • Analyze calibration and verification reports to determine appropriate troubleshooting procedures

 

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Here is a preview of our upcoming Luminex Learning Sessions:

 

 

Q2 Learning Sessions — Instruments Only

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Luminex 200 Basics Training (CN-0211-01)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Luminex 200 Advanced Training (CN-0211-03)

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: FLEXMAP 3D Basics Training (CN-0311-01)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: MAGPIX Basics Training (CN-0248-01)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: MAGPIX Advanced Customer Training (CN-0248-03)

 

Friday, May 4, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Luminex 200 Basics Training (CN-0211-01)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: MAGPIX Basics Training (CN-0248-01)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Luminex 200 Advanced Training (CN-0211-03)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: MAGPIX Advanced Customer Training (CN-0248-03)

 

 

Q3 Learning Sessions

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Luminex 200 Basics Training (CN-0211-01)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: MAGPIX Basics Training (CN-0248-01)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Luminex 200 Advanced Training (CN-0211-03)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: MAGPIX Advanced Customer Training (CN-0248-03)

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: FLEXMAP 3D Basics Training (CN-0311-01)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Fundamentals of Antibody Coupling Training (CN-0347-01)

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Indirect Immunoassay Development Training (CN-0347-04)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Direct Hybridization Assay Development, Part 1 (CN-0351-02)

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Direct Hybridization Assay Development, Part 2 (CN-0351-02)

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

Erica Sparrow - Luminex Learning Sessions Technical Training Manager

Erica Sparrow

Technical Training Manager

 

Erica Sparrow is the Technical Training Manager with over nine years of experience working with Luminex Technology. Erica’s career at Luminex started with Quality Control testing and Design Transfer engineering and has transitioned to developing and facilitating engaging training solutions. Erica holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.


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

Audrey Escalante, MS

Technical Applications Trainer II

 

Audrey Escalante is a Technical Applications Trainer with over five years of experience in the education and science fields. She 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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