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The SickKids-UHN Flow and Mass Cytometry Facility

The Flow and Mass Cytometry Facility (FMCF) is jointly operated by SickKids and the University Health Network (UHN). We provide academic and corporate clients with access to several state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometers as well as high-speed cell sorting services. We also offer comprehensive training and education as well as expert consultation services to enable our users to utilize this technology to enhance the scope and quality of their research.


Note: for the most up-to-date information regarding instrument status see the "My Announcements" section of the online booking system.

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.

ExCyte Training

We have upgraded our client training with online ExCyte training modules and resources. ExCyte is the world’s leading flow cytometry training resource. ExCyte training will replace the in-house theoretical flow cytometry training we provide our clients. Our ExCyte training program will allow users to obtain the high quality training they need on their own schedule. Moreover, ExCyte registration will include access to a large number of extra ExCyte flow cytometry resources to help clients plan and execute experiments productively and cost effectively.

For more information on how to register for ExCyte training please see Instrument Training

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