Welcome to the Flow Cytometry Facility at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Research of the University of Lausanne (LICR@UNIL)
The Flow Cytometry Facility (FCF) of LICR@UNIL was created from the Flow Cytometry Core Facility of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), Lausanne Branch with its integration into the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in January 2011.
The facility was originally set up by LICR in 1978 with the purchase of one of the first BD FACS II Cell Sorters in Europe. Back in those days Flow Cytometry was still in its infancy.
Over the years the facility has gradually expanded and today it is equipped with 9 analytical flow cytometers and two Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorters (FACS) located at 2 sites. Six of these analyzers as well as the FACS are located within the Centre for Immunology and Infection Lausanne (CIIL) and three analyzers are located on the Bugnon site at the Hôpital Orthopédique within the CHUV campus.
The Facility offers a cell sorting service as well as flow cytometric analysers for use by UNIL internal and external research groups or companies. Comprehensive training and assistance is also provided by the FCF staff.
For further information about facility resources and services or how to access them please refer to the specific sections of this website or contact the FCF staff.