International Society for Advancement of Cytometry announces Bartek Rajwa as editor-in-chief of Cytometry Part A 

Bartek Rajwa (Purdue University photo)

The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) announced that Bartek Rajwa, a research professor of computational life sciences and bioinformatics at the Bindley Bioscience Center, has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of Cytometry Part A – the Journal of Quantitative Cell Science, which is a publication of the society.  

“I am thrilled that Dr. Rajwa will take on the role of editor-in-chief for ISAC,” said ISAC President Jessica P. Houston. “I believe that under his direction Cytometry Part A will continue to lead the field and contribute to the advancement of cytometry. I look forward to collaborating with him as our new editor-in-chief and supporting him through his efforts and plans for the journal.” 

Rajwa joined Purdue in 2002 and is an expert in biological data science, multi-omics and single-cell analysis. 

“We congratulate Professor Bartek Rajwa on his appointment as editor-in-chief of Cytometry Part A,” said Karen Plaut, Purdue’s executive vice president for research. “Peer-reviewed scientific journals are essential for the advancement of knowledge by allowing for critical evaluation of research. As a leading research university, Purdue contributes to society’s collective knowledge in many ways, including support of our leading faculty members engaged in editorial work. Dr. Rajwa’s expertise is very well suited for this role, and we applaud his appointment.” 

Rajwa’s expertise spans across biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics and multi-omics data analysis, effectively bridging the gap between cutting-edge life sciences measurement technologies — such as proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, lipidomics, biological imaging and cytometry — and biological data integration. 

Rajwa’s research is particularly notable for its application of mathematical models and machine learning in unraveling complex phenotypic patterns through quantitative single-cell analysis. His work contributes to clinical cytometry, particularly in fields like hematology, immunology and oncology. It also finds application in high-content screening, drug discovery, toxicology and neuroscience. In addition, Rajwa’s research extends to agriculture, aiding in areas such as food fraud detection, biosecurity and biosurveillance. 

The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry is a global scientific society with a mission to foster an inclusive, multidisciplinary, international community in the field of single-cell analysis. Focusing on flow and image cytometry, automated microscopy and high-content screening, ISAC champions technological innovation and the development of professionals in these domains. With a vision centered on advancing cytometry, ISAC addresses key challenges in single-bioparticle analysis. As a collaborative hub, ISAC facilitates the exchange of cutting-edge ideas and educational opportunities, uniting academicians, industry professionals, researchers and students. For more about ISAC, visit