Cytometry

ICBR-Cytometry@ad.ufl.edu   ///  (352) 273-8186   ///    RRID:SCR_019119 
Cytometers, Confocal Microscopes, Histology, In-Vivo Imaging & More

CORE OVERVIEW

Important COVID-19 news for ICBR Cytometry and CTAC Users:

    • We ask that all self service users wash their hands upon arrival to the core lab and put on gloves before touching computers or instruments.
    • We ask that all self service users clean the computer keyboard, mice and the instrument with sanitizing wipes and 70% ethanol when you are done running samples.
    • We ask that all sorting samples for drop off have ethanol resistant labels on the tubes and a written sample ID key for the Sorter operator.
    • We ask that our users please practice “social distancing” when setting up sorting’s with the CY staff.

The Cytometry core offers project consultingexperimental design and optimization as well as data analysis services to help researchers with large-scale and small-scale experiments acquired on our sorters and cytometry instruments. We coordinate closely with other ICBR cores (Next-Gen Sequencing, Gene Expression, Bioinformatics, Monoclonal Antibody, Electron Microscopy and Proteomics) on shared projects. Our core offers a full suite of services from staff assisted services to training courses for all users, as well as instrument training for 24/7 access to our self-service equipment usage.

The Flow Cytometry core provides a variety of tools and staff expertise for both live and fixed cell analysis. The laboratory incorporates numerous flow cytometers, from simple entry-level instruments to high-end 5-laser, 17-parameter instruments as well as a spectral cytometer to analyze your cells. We have  3 FACS ARIA’s and a SONY SH800 sorters to help users sort  your cells of interest. In addition, the laboratory offers a suite of microscopy equipment for self-service users. The microscopes are well equipped with a variety of excitation lines from near UV to red and can collect a variety of emission colors (depending on dye combinations), with viable cell time lapse and extensive computed parameter capabilities, including FRET, FRAP, image stitching, and 3D reconstruction. We offer a host of Microscope brands from a Leica SP5 Confocal, a Nikon Multiphoton Confocal system, a Nikon Live cell Imaging platform, 2 Olympus spinning Disk Confocal instruments, as well as our new Keyence BZX800.

CORE NEWS

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A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon
A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon from UF/IFAS by Samantha Murray Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a milestone in lunar and space exploration. In a new paper published in the journal “Communications Biology,” University of Florida researchers showed that plants can successfully sprout and grow in lunar soil. Their study also investigated how plants respond biologically to the Moon’s soil, also known as lunar regolith, which is r...
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from UF Health “Dr. Chatbot will see you now.” The next generation of super-smart computers, tablets and cell phones may come equipped with artificial intelligence-generated medical chatbots that can interact with patients using human language and medical knowledge. According to Yonghui Wu, Ph.D., director of natural language processing at the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the medical chatbot you interact with online will be able to use conversational langua...
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UF Small Animal Hospital to offer free eye, heart screenings for service animals from UF Health The University of Florida’s Small Animal Hospital will offer free eye and heart screenings for service animals on May 20 as part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists-StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event. Service animals typically include guide dogs, disability assistance dogs, detection dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and formally trained and certified therapy d...
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Rhes protein key in spread of Huntington’s disease in the brain
Rhes protein key in spread of Huntington’s disease in the brain from UF Health By: Bill Levesque Pathogenic proteins help spread many neurodegenerative diseases. How they move between brain cells is often shrouded in mystery. But scientists at Scripps Research’s Florida campus have found that nanotube tunnels that act like roadways capable of transporting cargo between cells can transmit a toxic protein linked to Huntington’s disease from neuron to neuron in the live brains of mouse models. The ...
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Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year
Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year
Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year from UF News by Blake Trauschke Pamela S. Soltis, a distinguished professor and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, has been selected as the 2021-2022 University of Florida Teacher/Scholar of the Year. UF’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award, the recognition offers an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other acknowledgements.  In selecting the winner, the Award Committee chooses a faculty member who demonstrates distinguish...
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Soltis named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year
New COVID test can quickly detect variants New COVID test can quickly detect variants
New COVID test can quickly detect variants
New COVID test can quickly detect variants from UF News University of Florida researchers have invented a test that can determine within 10-15 minutes whether patients test positive for COVID and, if so, which of the five known variants of concern they have. The research, published Saturday in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine, involves the use of a simple heating device and a cellphone. The team also used a new form of CRISPR — a means of finding and targeting a specific section of genetic materi...
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UF/IFAS Researchers Creating an ‘Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur’ UF/IFAS Researchers Creating an ‘Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur’
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from UF/IFAS by Brad Buck Can a computer “taste” a tomato or a blueberry? Well, not exactly, but it can tell scientists which volatiles in these fruits make them taste good, say University of Florida researchers. UF/IFAS breeder and geneticist Marcio Resende wants to create what he calls an “Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur,” a model that tells researchers which chemical compounds — that is to say, volatiles, sugars, acids and other chemical compounds — produce the best fruit flavors. To find...
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ICBR’s Dr. Yanping Zhang wins 2022 Superior Accomplishment Award ICBR’s Dr. Yanping Zhang wins 2022 Superior Accomplishment Award
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Director of ICBR’s Gene Expression & Genotyping core, Dr. Yanping Zhang has been recognized as winner of the 2022 Superior Accomplishment Award! On February 16th, Dr. Zhang joined hundreds of other nominees for this prestigious recognition of her work. The Superior Accomplishment Award (SAA) program recognizes faculty and staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life provided to students and employees. Recognition...
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ICBR’s Dr. Yanping Zhang wins 2022 Superior Accomplishment Award

CORE INSTRUMENTS

Cytometry