NUIG Flow Cytometry Core Facility
The facility was established in June 2011 through funding obtained from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Higher Education Authority (HEA), Research Support Fund 2011 and the appointment of Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 5 (PRTLI 5) funded fulltime dedicated Senior Technical Officer.
To establish a flow cytometry centre of excellence which will provide a high quality service, modelled on international best practice, to the NUIG research community and industrial customers.
Flow cytometry is an essential tool for basic and translational biomedical research, is commonly used in clinical environments and is rapidly increasing in its range of industrial applications.
- 2 laser, 6 parameter BD Accuri C6 Sampler high throughput analytical cytometer
- 2 laser, 8 parameter BD FACS Canto A analytical cytometer
- 3 laser, 10 parameter BD FACS Canto II analytical cytometer
- 4 laser, 13 parameter BD FACS Aria II high speed cell sorter
- 4 laser, 12 parameter Merck Imagestream Mark II imaging flow cytometer
- Biorad Bioplex 200 multiplex ELISA system
- Tali image cytometer : automated fluorescent cell counter
- Class II Biological Safety Cabinet
- BD Accuri C6 Sampler €15/hour
- BD FACS Canto A €20/hour
- BD FACS Canto II €30/hour
- BD FACS AriaII €60/hour + €100 setup
- Biorad Bioplex 200 €100 per booking
- Access to high end, BD FACS Aria II, high speed cell sorter
- Access to three analytical flow cytometers: BD FACS Canto A, BD FACS Canto II and BD Accuri C6 and two data analysis PC workstations
- Access to Biorad Bioplex 200 multiplex array platform
- Provision of well maintained equipment subject to daily, weekly and monthly quality control checks
- Provision of technical consultation and support regrading experimental design, sample preparation, data analysis and interpretation
- Structured new facility user induction program and continued application support
- Access to local, national and international flow cytometry facility networks
Flow Cytometry Facility Acknowledgement
Any formal presentations or publications resulting from work performed in the facility should be acknowledged with the following wording:
?The authors acknowledge the facilities and technical assistance of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at NUI Galway, a facility that is funded by NUI Galway and the Irish Government's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, Cycle5, National Development Plan 2007-2013?
If considerable input into experimental design, sorting of samples, and/or analysis of results has been provided then co-authorship should be considered on subsequent publications.