Welcome to the Doherty Institute Flow Cytometry Facility.
Our facility provides all researchers with a world class flow cytometry resource. Equipped with the latest high-end flow cytometric technology we provide a high quality cell sorting and cell analysis service for The University of Melbourne and broader scientific community in and around Melbourne.
Our facility offers services catering for both animal and human cell sorting in a PC2 environment, as well as catering for infectious sample sorting (e.g. HIV, HepC) in a dedicated PC3 environment.
The facility currently houses three high speed cell sorters and seven analysers.
Contact us for assistance in anything Flow Cytometry!
Location: Room 8042/43, Level 8
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
The University of Melbourne
792 Elizabeth St
Melbourne Vic 3000, Australia
Facility email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lab phone: (03) 8344 9937
Facility Manager: Tina Luke
Office phone: (03) 90358171
- Angela Hind, email@example.com
- Catherine Li, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lankesha Yapa, email@example.com
Melbourne Cytometry platform manager
Dr Alexis Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tina Luke
- Angela Hind
Flow Cytometry Operator
- Catherine Li
Flow Cytometry Operator
- Lankesha Yapa
Flow Cytometry Operator
2018 Doherty Institute Flow Cytometry Facility Prices
School of Biomedical Sciences
|FACS Calibur analyser||$30||$35||Contact manager|
|FACS Canto II analyser||$50||$55||Contact manager|
|LSR II analyser||$50||$55||Contact manager|
|LSR Fortessa analysers||$50||$55||Contact manager|
|Assisted cell sorting||$100||$115||Contact manager|
|Unassisted cell sorting||$50||N/A||N/A|
Bookings and Training
Once training is complete access will be granted to book instruments.
We also assist with panel design and data analysis/interpretation.
Click the following link to register for access to the facility:
Cell sorter bookings via the online booking system, Calpendo, must be made at least 24 hours in advance of required service. For bookings with less than 24 hours notice, please contact the manager to check availability.
Users can cancel their bookings via the online booking system up to 48 hours before their sort.
Cancellations with between 24-48 hours notice will be charged 50% of the booked time, minimum of 1 hour. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, and no-shows will be charged in full.
Minimum booking is 1 hour after which users will be charged in 30-minute increments.
All cells for sorting must be sieved through mesh, preferably 40 µm, prior to sorting.
Charging starts from the time booked, so it is in your interest to arrive on time.
For the full booking and conditions policy click here.
The Melbourne Cytometry Platform offers a Flowjo 10 site licence for University staff. Please contact Dr. Alexis Gonzalez for pricing and other enquiries.
Melbourne Cytometry Platform Nodes
Other Cytometry Facilities in the Melbourne Research Community
Instrumentation for Flow Cytometry is a significant capital investment and as members of the broader medical research community here in Melbourne, we want to see such facilities fully utilised. If the Doherty Institute Flow Cytometry is fully booked for the time of planned use, the following facilities are available for use by our staff and students. In each case you should get in touch with the contact person of the facility to arrange this.
Additional University of Melbourne Flow Cytometry Platform Facilities and Resources
MBC Facility at Stem Cells Australia
Melbourne Brain Centre Flow Cytometry Facility
Contact: Dr Vanta Jameson or Joshua Kie
Phone: 9035 8536 or mobile 0401 994 897
Equipment: BD FACS AriaIII (sorter), Fortessa (Medicine building), Beckman Coulter CyAn and CytoFLEX S (analysers)
Department of Medicine
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Phone: +61 3 8344 3291
Beckman Coulter Cyan (2 lasers, 7 fluorescence detectors).
Dr Marian Todaro: email@example.com
Kevin Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Phone: +61 3 83442534
BD FACSCanto II
Dr Yee-Foong Mok: email@example.com
Melbourne Dental School
The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 9341 1567
Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP High speed Cell sorter (488 nm, UV, 633 nm).
Beckman Coulter FC500,
Beckman Coulter Quanta MPL (well suited for electrical volume (cell size) and microbial flow cytometry)
MoFlo Astrios cell sorter
Dr Alexis Perez Gonzalez: email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Neil O'Brien Simpson: email - email@example.com
Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Building
Phone: +61 3 8344 0176
Apogee A-50 Microflow Cytometer (small particles > 100 nm)
Partec Cyflow space
Paul Brannon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Mitchel: email@example.com
More information: http://nanomaterials.unimelb.edu.au/content/flow-cytometry
- Australasian Flow Cytometry Group
- BD Biosciences
- International Society for Advancement of Cytology
- Maecker Lab Cytokine Flow Cytometry
- Molecular Probes
- Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories
- The Scripps Research Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility
- Invitrogen Fluorescence Tutorials (enable sound so that the commentary can be heard)