Dr Alfonso Blanco

Dr Alfonso Blanco

Alfonso Blanco Dr Alfonso Blanco is the Director of the UCD Conway Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility.
Dr Blanco has developed the Core Facility as a reference site for flow cytometry in Ireland and Europe and is a recognised expert in theory and practice of flow cytometry, development and troubleshooting of complex targeted assays, operator training, and instrumentation, with the Core Facility acting as a beta test site for several instrumentation companies. He is European Distributor of ExCyte. He is an invaluable resource to users including researchers, commercial groups and clinicians, helping them develop methods including multi-colour analysis, cell sorting and clinical analysis, applied to areas such as cancer, stem cells, apoptosis, viability, cell cycle, calcium flux, transfection, bionanoparticles, and immunology. Dr Blanco works with Java Clinical on the development, implementation and analysis of flow cytometry and related assays.

Key Publications

Dobrzyński, M., Nguyen, L. K., Birtwistle, M. R., von Kriegsheim, A., Blanco Fernández, A., Cheong, A., … & Kholodenko, B. N. (2014). Nonlinear signalling networks and cell-to-cell variability transform external signals into broadly distributed or bimodal responses. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 11(98), 20140383.  | Pubmed |

Arnoldini, M., Heck, T., Blanco-Fernández, A., & Hammes, F. (2013). Monitoring of dynamic microbiological processes using real-time flow cytometry. PLOS ONE, 8(11), e80117.  | Pubmed |

Gegenbauer, K., Elia, G., Blanco-Fernandez, A., & Smolenski, A. (2012). Regulator of G-protein signaling 18 integrates activating and inhibitory signaling in platelets. Blood, 119(16), 3799-3807.  | Pubmed |

Saldova, R., Dempsey, E., Pérez-Garay, M., Mariño, K., Watson, J. A., Blanco-Fernández, A., … & Rudd, P. M. (2011). 5-AZA-2′-deoxycytidine induced demethylation influences N-glycosylation of secreted glycoproteins in ovarian cancer. Epigenetics, 6(11), 1362-1372.  | Pubmed |

Vines, A., McBean, G. J., & Blanco‐Fernández, A. (2010). A flow‐cytometric method for continuous measurement of intracellular Ca2+ concentration. Cytometry Part A, 77(11), 1091-1097. | Pubmed |