Ms. Penttilä obtained her BSc. in Zoology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She started her career in flow cytometry by first working in the Antibody and Flow Cytometry Core Facilities at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto Canada. Pier Andrée then moved to the Sick Kids-UHN Flow and Mass Cytometry Facility in Toronto, the largest research flow facility in Canada. Under the mentorship of Cynthia Guidos, John E. Dick, and Jason Moffat she was able to develop and hone her technical expertise across a wide array of instrumentation and within several research programs specializing in adaptive immunity, stem cell and cancer biology and functional genomics screening. She moved to Leuven Belgium in 2014 where she was recruited by Adrian Liston to manage the VIB KUL Flow Cytometry Core Facility which services over 120 principal investigators and clinicians. Her expertise and passion for flow cytometry spans over 15 years and she is a proud member of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC).