Flow Cytometry (CFC)


Main axes of research

The Flow Cytometry (CFC) is a service unit which supplies flow cytometric technologies to the research community of the LIH plus external scientists. The unit itself does not conduct independent research projects. Most supported projects are carried out in the field of biomedical research with a focus on cell biology.

Current research projects

Information not available

Resources and collaborations


The CFC currently operates 2 flow cytometers:

  • BD FACS Aria II SORP; a 4 laser, 17 parameter sorter/analyser
  • BD FACS Canto; a 2 laser, 9 parameter analyser

Products and services

The CFC supplies flow cytometric services. This technique beholds the analysis and/or sorting of cells or cell-like structures, eventually in combination with fluorescent markers. The variety of research issues addressed with flow cytometry led to an extended portfolio of activities. Currently the following techniques are regularly performed at the CFC:

  • Cellular Phenotyping, with multicolor labeling
  • Cell sorting
  • Quantifying biological components in solution
  • Tracking cellular proliferation
  • Side Population detection
  • Analyse cell activation via phosphorylation or Calcium Flux
  • Analyse ploidy
  • Analyse apoptosis
  • Quantify telomere repeats

Besides technical expertise, the CFC assists in the setup of flow cytometry experiments, data analysis and reporting by using various flow cytometry software programs.

Major partnerships and collaborations

LIH; University of Luxembourg; LCA

Human resources

  • 0 Researchers (Prof., ass. Prof., Post-docs, PhD)
  • 0 Doctoral students and students
  • 0 Engineers
  • 2 Technicians
  • 0 Other

Business sector(s)

  • Life Sciences, health and biotechnology


Flow Cytometry (CFC)
120 rte d’Arlon, Maternity building, Basement, Rm 7, L-1150 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 26 97 03 08
Fax: +352 26 97 03 90
Email: rene.brons@lih.lu
Site: http://cfc.crp-sante.lu

R&D Contact

Phone: +352 26 97 03 08
Email: rene.brons@lih.lu

  • Updated 29-06-2015