Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Instrumentation Training


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The Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core has:

  • Seven analyzers: an Amnis ImageStreamX Mark II, an LSRFortessa Analyzer
  • Two LSRII Analyzers
  • Two CantoII Analyzers
  • An Acoustic Focusing Attune Analyzer

The core also has:

  • Five sorters: a 5-laser FACSAriaIIu sorter
  • Five-laser FACSAriaII sorter
  • Three -aser FACSAriaIIu sorter
  • Four-laser Sony SH800
  • Two-laser Union Biometrica BioSorter

In addition there we offer:

  • Automated Viability Analyzer/Cell Counter (Vi-Cell)
  • AutoMACS Magnetic Column Cell Separator
  • GentleMACS tissue dissociator
  • Three computers at our workstations (two PCs, and one Mac)

Training is offered on all instruments.


Training Types


We offer six main types of training (request all training by email):

  • Analyzer Training - $350 - (acquire data on fluorescence expression). Typically 3 days (4-5 hours apiece) on a Monday-Wednesday.
  • Aria Sort Training - $115/hour - (analyze AND deflect a certain population of cells to be collected for downstream applications). Typically 16-20 hours of one on one training. Requests to be trained will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Access Aria sort training videos for initial training or to review your training (Baylor login required)
  • Sony SH800 Sort Training - $65/hour + $40 chip charge - (analyze the fluorescence expression AND deflect a certain population of cells to be collected downstream applications). Typically 6 hours of one on one training.
  • Vi-Cell Training- Complementary ~30 minutes - (cell counter and viability analyzer).
  • AutoMACS Training- Complementary ~1 hour - (magnetic cell separator).
  • GentleMACS Training - Complementary ~10 minutes- (tissue dissociator).