Melbourne Brain Centre (MBC) flow cytometry facility

The facility provides all researchers with the latest in high-end flow cytometric technology, training and support, so that you can get the most out of your research. Contact us for assistance with all of your flow cytometric needs!

Welcome to the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Brain Centre flow cytometry facility.  In the heart of Parkville’s biological sciences precinct, our facility provides all researchers with the latest in high-end flow cytometric technology, training and support, so that you can get the most out of your research.  Contact us for assistance with all of your flow cytometric needs!

Location

PC2 Facility located at Room 2.56,
2nd floor, Melbourne Brain Centre (Building 144, Kenneth Myer Building,
University of Melbourne, Royal Parade, Parkville. (Opposite the Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Equipment

Sorter

Technician-operated Becton Dickinson FACS Aria III: 4 lasers, great sensitivity, precision sorting.

Available for booking during University of Melbourne opening hours: Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-4pm

Analysers

  1. Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX S
    New ultra-sensitive detector technology! Detect very dim signals and analyse nano-particles in addition to standard particles. 4 lasers
  2. Beckman Coulter CyAN
    Our old workhorse – 3 laser analyser for basic flow cytometry
  3. Becton Dickinson Fortessa
    For those who love DiVa. [Room N810]

Click here for more information on terms and conditions of use.

Hourly rates

Instrument

Dept A&N

UoM and other academics

Commercial

FACS Aria III sorter

(technician operated)

$95

$110

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CytoFLEX S (DIY)

$55

$55

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CytoFLEX S (assisted)

$95

$110

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CyAN (DIY)

$30

$30

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Fortessa (DIY)

$61

$61

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Fortessa (assisted)

$111

$111

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Fortessa (training)

$170

$170

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Bookings

https://cfms.arin.org.au/cfms/login.aspx

We don't just sort!  Click here to find out more about our other services.

Data analysis

The Melbourne Cytometry Platform offers a FlowJo 10 site licence for University staff. Please contact Dr Alexis Gonzalez for pricing and other enquiries.

Contact us

Facility email: mbc-flowlab@unimelb.edu.au
Lab phone: 0401 994 897

Facility manager:  Dr Vanta Jameson via vanta.jameson@unimelb.edu.au
Office: (03) 90358536

Research officer:  Mr Josh Kie via Joshua.kie@unimelb.edu.au

Cytometry platform manager: Dr Alexis Gonzalez via alexis.gonzalez@unimelb.edu.au

Want to know more?

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