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Welcome to South Kensington Flow Cytometry Facility . The purpose of the facility is to provide state-of-the-art equipment, software, training and expertise in flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting. We are open to Imperial-based and external researchers.

Flow cytometry offers the ability to either analyse or isolate cells based on their phenotypic or functional properties. These properties can be defined in a number of ways - from extracellular or intracellular markers and proteins through to DNA content and cellular processes such as Calcium flux and membrane potential. Fluorescence used to detect these properties cover the spectrum from UV to far-red and are constantly increasing in versatility. In our facility we offer up to 64 fluorescence channels to develop your analysis. 

Please navigate this website to learn more about the equipment available at our facility and how to become a user. All our analysers can be booked and used by trained personnel. We also provide CAT2 biosafety analysis and cell sorting, and access to licensed software for data analysis. Contact us for a one-to-one consultation on your planned experiments and see how we can help.

Next Fortessa and Penteon training sessions

We run bimonthly training sessions for Fortessa and Penteon on alternate Tuesdays. Contact us to enquire about next dates and how to book your place with us, or visit the Training tab.

Next internal workshops

We run in-person weekly workshops on all aspects of flow cytometry and data analysis. Contact us to enquire how to book your place with us if you're not yet one of our users.

21st March 2024 – Sample Preparation workshop