Aug 11

CAF Mid year Course Pictures

We would like to share some pictures of our 2016 Midyear course. We had so much fun presenting the courses. Please feel free to contact us for any assistance.

Participants for the super-resolution course held at our unit

Participants for the super-resolution course held at our unit

Participants for the first CLEM course held at our unit

Participants for the first CLEM course held at our unit

Aug 11

NEW INSTRUMENT: BD Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer

BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer

BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer

 

We have a new addition within our unit!  We have recently acquired the BD Accuri C6 benchtop flow cytometer.

The BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer is an entirely new platform that offers a compact, easy to use, and readily accessible flow cytometry to experts and novices alike.

The instrument has a compact optical design, fixed alignment, and pre-optimized detector settings. It is equipped with blue (488nm) and red (633nm) solid state lasers with pre-optimized detectors that detect 4 fluorescent parameters:

  • FL1 533/30 nm (e.g. FITC/GFP)
  • FL2 585/40 nm (e.g. PE/PI)
  • FL3 > 670 nm (e.g. PerCP, PerCP-Cy™5.5, PE-Cy7)
  • FL4 675/25 nm (e.g. APC)

The BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer can be used for a variety of experimental setups, such as 4-parameter cell phenotyping, apoptosis detection (which includes DNA fragmentation and analysis of mitochondrial membrane potential), bacterial and environmental sample analysis,  plant ploidy, and cell cycle analysis in mammalian cells.

The system is easy to use and ideal for most novice flow cytometry users, as they can collect and analyse data in a short amount of time. Software options and instrument controls are clearly visible from the software’s tabbed interface which enables access to the collection, analysis, and statistics functions.

The BD Accuri C6 software allows for live gating, event colouring, export of publication-quality graphics, and batch analysis, for review or modification of multiple samples for the automatic creation of Microsoft PowerPoint® and Excel files.

This will allow more freedom to users as minimal assistance is required for running the instrument.

 

Apr 11

Our Images Feature in the Natural Sciences Newsletter!

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Read the article on how these macrophages (yellow) will be used to transport muscle satellite cells to the site of injury to aid in repair and regeneration of damaged tissue.

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