Funding award to purchase new spectral flow cytometer

Published on 30 August 2023

A funding bid led by Dr Rosie Clarke will allow the School to purchase a state-of-the-art spectral flow cytometer to further enhance our research using this technology.

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Rosie Clarke, Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility Manager said, “This spectral flow cytometer allows more than 40 different cellular components to be detected in single cells as they pass through laser beams at a rate of up to 10,000 cells per second. It gives vast improvements over existing technology in the depth of sample analysis, giving new insights into how cells function. This technology will support research in diverse areas of biology, to give a better understanding of the causes of disease and to support the development of new interventions or treatments.”

The funding came from the Medical Research Council opportunity to purchase mid-range equipment for biomedical research scheme and awarded ~£350k.

The instrument will be used by the life sciences community in Dundee including members of the MRC-PPU and others working in basic discovery research that sits within the MRC-remit of supporting high-impact world-class biomedical research and innovation. The machine will support research programmes both in the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine, including research in cell signalling, neurodegeneration, parasitology, microbiology, immunology and inflammation plus a strong translational program in drug discovery for infectious diseases.

The machine will be installed in the School of Life Sciences towards the end of the year.

If you are interested in accessing the technology, contact Rosie Clarke in the first instance.

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