Flow cytometry determines the 'what', the 'where' and the 'how much' of material in cells, and is an important step in testing effects of drug interventions.
Flow Cytometry can determine how actively the cell is growing, how intimate processes are proceeding, whether any abnormalities are occurring, and if necessary isolate a population of interest for further study. The flow cytometry laboratory consists of three flow cytometers and a cell sorter.
Flow Cytometry has replaced a single laser 3 detector BD machine with a four laser 14 detector Thermofisher machine equipped with an autosampler, an Attune NxT, which with the acquisition of a three laser 13 detector BD sorter, reinforces the potential of the Institute to achieve its projected aims.
Applications include cell cycle distribution, measurement of cells for various fluorescence labelled antibodies, and cell sorting for target populations for enrichment, cloning or selection.
If you would like to know more about Flow Cytometry please contact Arthur Dyer (DPhil) in the first instance.