CF Flow Cytometry (FACS)

The facility carries out sorting and flow cytometric analysis of cells and is available to FLI researchers and external users upon arrangement. In addition, the facility provides the instrumentation for sorting small living organisms (e.g. worms, small fishes) based on an optical sorting criterion.

The instrumentation includes:

  • five cell sorters (one in S2 lab)
  • six analyzers (conventional, spectral or image-based)
  • one BioSorter.

The facility staff supports users with:

  • the planning and setting up of experiments prior to flow cytometric analysis or sorting
  • troubleshooting of technical problems
  • introduction into the basics of flow cytometric analysis and operating of the machines
  • cell sorting service

Sorting of

  • HSC populations/embryonic stem cells
  • muscle satellite cells
  • interneurons and neuronal reporter cells
  • podocytes
  • mouse B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes and dendritic cells from lymphoid and non-lymphoid tissues
  • GFP-positive cells to maintain genetically modified cells.

Analysis of

  • conventional cell stainings (surface, intra-cellular, intra-nuclear)
  • DNA content vs. BrdU/EdU
  • Annexin V vs. DNA-intercalating dyes
  • fluorescent cell signaling mutants

Internal users:
Additional information on sorters and analyzers.

External users:
Please inquire.


Katrin Schubert+49 3641 656022/6758eMailCore Facility Manager
Steffi Hälbich---eMailResearch Engineer
Johanna Schleep+49 3641 656762/6758/6022eMailResearch Engineer
Björn von Eyß+49 3641 656047eMailScientific Supervisor

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Katrin Schubert
CF Manager
+49 3641 65-6758 or -6022

Björn von Eyß
Scientific Supervisor

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