ARAFlowCore

Overview of Services

ARAFlowCore MTRP hub are purpose built PC2 compliant core facilities providing world-class flow cytometry services to scientists from Monash University, The Burnet Institute, The Baker Institute, other members of the Alfred Research Alliance (ARA), and the broader academic and commercial scientific community in and around Melbourne, Australia.

Our dedicated laboratories currently house three high speed cell sorters plus one dedicated to PC3, six analysers, and an imaging cytometer, making ARAFlowCore one of the top flow cytometry facilities in Australia. Our equipment boasts cutting-edge features such as spectral analysers, 355nm UV laser technology, imagining cytometers and a six-laser cell sorter; allowing for unrivalled flexibility for Melbourne researchers.

The platform’s experienced staff operate the cell sorters and provide training and assistance for the analysers, along with expertise in experimental design.

 

Location and hours of operation

ARAFlowCore office

 

Cell Sorting and Imaging Platforms

Cell Sorting Platforms: FACSAria™ Fusion, BD Influx™, BD FACSAria™

Imaging Platform: AMNIS ImageStreamX MKII (with operator assistance)

Staff assisted cell sorting and imaging instruments are available from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Operation outside of this time may be possible by prior arrangement - please contact us for information at ara.flowcore@monash.edu

Self-operated sorting is available for trained and experienced users, only by arrangement with facility staff.

 

Analysis and Imaging Platforms

Analyser Platforms: Cytek® Aurora, BD FACSCanto™ II, BD™ LSR II, BD LSRFortessa™, BD LSRFortessa™ X-20, Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX.

Imaging Platform - AMNIS ImageStreamX MKII (without operator assistance) and Analysis Computer

These instruments are available to licensed users 24 hours 7 days a week.

 

Analysis computer

A communal analysis computer is located on Level 2 ACBD and is available to licensed users. 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Melanie Le Page
ARAFlowCore Facility Manager
 
Office: 9903 0661 Facility: 9903 0601
 
melanie.lepage@monash.edu
 
Level 6 Burnet Tower
 
ARAFlowCore
General Enquiries
 
Office: 9903 0661 Facility: 9903 0601
 
ara.flowcore@monash.edu
 
Level 6 Burnet Tower