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News Archive

SEMINAR - Standardization in Flow Cytometry

Emily Chomyshyn, Technical Application Specialist from Becton, Dickinson and Company will be covering

  • Keeping data consistent and comparable over time
  • Experimental design and proper controls
  • Evaluating and optimizing panel design

The seminar will be taking place on Wednesday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to noon in the PGCRL, Event Room 1, on the second floor. To register visit

Download the flyer for full details.

SEMINAR - Cytometry Data Analysis in FlowJo

Tim Crawford, an application scientist from FlowJo, will be on hand to conduct a seminar and training session on Thursday, June 20, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Registration is required and is limited to 44 participants. To register, send an email to

Download the flyer for full details.

Changes to User Fees

Effective July 1, 2016, there will be changes to some of the user fees at the SickKids-UHN Flow and Mass Cytometry Core Facility to better reflect operating costs.

  • Fees for the BD AriaFusion, Aria CFI and Beckman Coulter MoFlo Astrios will be increasing to $90/hour.
  • Fees for unassisted use of the BD LSR instruments will be increasing to $40/hr.
  • Assisted use of the Sony SH800 (previously unavailable) will now be available at $80/hour.
  • The fee for unassisted use of the Sony SH800 ($35/hr) will now include the sorting chip.
  • Training for the Sony SH800 will also be available at no charge.

A full list of changes have been posted in the fees section.

Single Cell Mass Cytometry Seminar

The Helios Technology allows analysis of more than 40 probes simultaneously on a single cell basis, thereby providing researchers with an unparalleled ability to discover new biology as well as perform deep phenotypic and functional profiling across multiple disciplines.

Date, time and place
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to noon at PGCRL, Event Room 1 (2nd Floor).

Cytometry Data Analysis in FlowJo - Seminars and Training Sessions

Two seminars and training sessions are being held on Monday, June 27, 2016 in MSB Room 3281.

Tim Crawford, PhD, Application Scientist

Session 1 will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Session 2 will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.

Registration is limited to 44 participants per session. Email to enrol. Be sure tp specify which session (or both) you're planning to attend.

New Sorting Feedback Survey - starting June 1

Your feedback is the single best way to help us improve our services. To that end, on June 1st, you will have the option to fill out a short sorting feedback survey after every sorting appointment in our facility.

You will be able to access this survey through our online reservation portal and from within sorting appointment confirmation emails.

We look forward to hearing from you.

SONY - Spectral Technology Flow Cytometry.

Please join us for a talk regarding the next generation of flow cytometry.

M. Gisele Knowles, Flow Cytometry Application Specialist, SONY Biotechnology

Date, time and place
Friday, May 20th, 2016 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. TMDT 4-204

Fluidigm C1 Single Cell AutoPrep

We are pleased to announce that we now provide training and access to the Fluidigm C1 Automated Single Cell Genomics system. This system uses microfluidics to isolate 96 single cells or nuclei in picolitre-volume chambers, and allows isolation of nucleic acids from these seperated single cells. The C1 can prepare single-cell templates for subsequent genomics applications. learn more

Client Operated Sony SH800 Cell Sorter

We are pleased to offer the Sony SH800 Cell Sorter. This instrument is a user operated benchtop sorter with digital electronics and a disposable sorting chip that can detect up to six colours, for a total of eight parameters. Sort setup is fully automated and experienced FCF users can be trained to operate it 24/7.

This instrument is located inside a biosafety cabinet for sorting of human samples and other biohazardous samples.

Learn more about Sony SH800 »»

For information on Training please go to Training section »»