Analytical flow cytometry

Contact: PD Dr. Marcus Peters, Dr. Carlos Plaza Sirvent

  • Beckman Coulter Cytoflex LX

Equipped with 6 lasers, the device can measure 21 parameters (19 fluorescent colors as well as forward and side scattered light). Samples can be fed in 96 well plates or in 5ml tubes.

  • CyFlow SL (Partec GmbH, Münster)

Equipped with a 488 nm laser. Forward and side scattered light and three different fluorescent dyes can be measured.

Cell sorting

Contact: PD Dr. Marcus Peters

MoFlo Astrios EQ from Beckman Coulter

Since 2018, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum has had a HighSpeed Cell Sorter, which was funded by the DFG through a large-scale equipment application. This device has been in operation at the Centre for Clinical Research since the beginning of 2019.

The new device replaces a FACS Vantage Cell Sorter, which was previously used as a cell sorter at the Ruhr University Bochum.

The new High Speed Cell Sorter is a MoFlo Astrios EQ from Beckman Coulter 

The existing configuration of our device:

- 405 nm violet laser (e.g. DAPI, Cascade Blue, AmCyan).

- 488 nm blue laser (e.g. FITC, PE, PE-Texas Red, PerCP-Cy5-5, PE-Cy7)

- 561 nm yellow laser (e.g. PE, Tomato, ds Red)

- 633 nm red laser (e.g. APC, Alexa Fluor 700, APC-Cy7)

We can offer the following sorting options:

- Fractionation of cell mixtures into up to six different populations from one sample, sorting in tubes

- Deposition of cells (also of single cells) in microtitre plates (6- to 384-well plates) or on slides

The sorter is integrated into a class 2 workbench and is located in an S2 environment, so that S2 GMOs can also be sorted.

The Sorting Core Facility is open for use by all interested researchers (possibly on a collaborative basis). A fee of 50,- € per hour will be charged for each sorting appointment to cover running costs (e.g. start-up and shut-down of fluidics, adjustment of instruments, consumables and maintenance). The FCS files are archived and can be copied by the individual users. The sorter is operated exclusively by the technical staff of the facility.

We offer our many years of expertise for all application questions as well as for concrete experimental design, advice and evaluation. Please contact us by e-mail or phone to make an appointment.

PD Dr. rer. nat. Marcus Peters (Head of core facility),, +49 234 3221925

Petra Bonowitz (Operator),, +49 234 3221924