Centre technical experts

Nanet Willumsen
Senior Research Technician - MAP lab

Maria Tsalenchuk
PhD student - Marzi lab

Reuben Yaa
Postdoc - Nott lab

Where: Level 7 Sir Michael Uren Hub, White City Campus
Technique: Flow Cytometry
Manufacturer: BD Biosciences
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The BD FACSMelody is a 9-colour high-speed cell sorter with three lasers (Violet 405nm, Blue 488nm and Red 640nm), a fixed optical alignment and a pressure-driven fluidics system. It uses flow cytometry techniques to separate cells for downstream interrogation of distinct cell populations. ​

The instrument creates a single flow of cells and uses up to 3 lasers to define a set of characteristic cell properties for subsequent selective labelling with an electric charge. This allows the cells to be separated through their electrostatic deflection.