Core FacilityFlow Cytometry & FACS Core Facility (FFCF)
Flow cytometry and FACS (fluorescence activated cell sorting) represent fast and reliable methods for characterizing and isolating certain cell subpopulations based on fluorescent labeling, and can be applied to a great variety of organisms and cell types, including both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and offers the possibility of flow cytometric cell analysis and cell sorting.
The FFCF is a DFG-registered service unit (RI_00566). The facility is mainly supported by the ZMBH. Financial support was also provided by the Field of Focus 1 / HMLS, CellNetworks, SFB 638, SFB 1036 and the GK 1188. Dr. Monika Langlotz runs the FFCF as head of the facility together with Prof. Dr. Michael Knop as responsible PI.
All researchers of the University of Heidelberg, DKFZ, EMBL and MPImF are welcome to request service and instrument training from the facility. We also accept projects from non-campus scientists.
We offer introduction tutorials to flow cytometry and the use of the analytical instruments, as well as support and aid in all questions concerning flow cytometry as a method. Users who have received the necessary training can autonomously operate the analyzers. The facility staff operates the cell sorters and provides aid in using the analyzers.
Flow Cytometry & FACS Core Facility (FFCF)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 345
EG R066 (Office) and R009/R010 (Lab)
Selection of recent publications with significant contribution of the Flow Cytometry & FACS Core Facility