The NIHR Cambridge BRC Cell Phenotyping Hub is an important part of Cambridge BRC infrastructure and, simultaneously, is a part of the cross-cutting Inflammation, Infection and Immune-therapeutics research theme. The Hub delivers advanced scientific technologies supporting the excellence in research for a partnership between the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The Hub’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art resources and cost-effective high quality scientific, educational and technological services across the wide range of cytomics. These services fall mainly into three major areas: research, clinical and technology services and include (but are not limited to) cell and tissue processing, cell isolation (sorting), cell analysis, cell and tissue imaging, and cell phenotyping. A further function of the Hub is to collect and to disseminate the unique technological and scientific expertise crucial for promoting and supporting patient-based basic research and for translating basic biological findings into clinical practice. The Hub drives technological innovations and applies technical and instrumental advances to expand the portfolio of services and fulfil the emerging research needs. Through our collaborative Research and Development service we foster and fortify collaborations that result in many major publications.
The Hub is equipped with state-of the art equipment including high speed cell sorters, bench top analysers, microscopes and high content/high throughput equipment.
The Hub laboratories are located on Level 6 of the Addenbrooke’s main hospital block in E6. For access to the Hub services, all new clients and prospective collaborators are invited to attend a Hub induction with our Director (apl. Professor Anna Petrunkina-Harrison) to discuss their research needs and to customise the provision of services. Project-focussed consultations, theory courses and practical tutorials on instruments can be arranged after completing the induction. For all the bookings, cancellations and reporting any technical problems please contact our urgent enquiries mailing list.
|Machine||Status||QC date||Charge||Data Purge|
|Fortessa analyser||OK||190917||£26 p/h||Done|
|Fortessa2 analyser||OK||190917||£26 p/h||Done|
|CantoII analyser||OK||080917||£26 p/h||Done|
|FacsCalibur analyser||OK||080917||£26 p/h||Done|
|Attune NxT||OK||080917||£26 p/h||n/a|
|Cellomics XTI||OK||200317||£26 p/h||n/a|
|AriaIII cell sorter||OK||190917||£81 p/h||Done|
|FACSJazz cell sorter||OK||240717||£81 p/h||Done|
|Leica SPE confocal||OK||210617||£26 p/h||Done|
|Leica Sp5 confocal||OK||140617||£26 p/h||Done|
|Leica LMD6||OK||060516||£26 p/h||n/a|
|MS3 Coulter Counter||OK||010216||£free||n/a|
|Zeiss Axioskop ‘scope||OK||250712||£free||n/a|
News and Events
|RMS Flow facilities staff meeting, York University.|
|10th and 11th January 2018. This inaugural flow cytometry facilities staff meeting is aimed at those managing or working in flow cytometry facilities. The sessions will be varied and based around subjects such as how core facilities interact with their institution, high-throughput and high dimensional techniques for data production, software approaches to deal with high dimensional data. Presentations will be given from those working in or using core facilities and our industry colleagues. There will be ample time in the programme for discussion and networking with participants.|
|London Flow Club 30th Anniversary 2nd October 2017|
|The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT|
|Speakers include Derek Davies, Gerhard Nebe von Caron, Ian Dimmick.|
|Full Programme now available|
|Price increases form 1st August 2017|
On 1st August 2017 all Hub user charges will increase to account for anticipated higher operational costs. The anticipated charges should be used for grant costing from this date. These figures have already been communicated to all Heads of Departments of the Clinical School.
The hub will still continue to operate at below average end-user cost considered nationally and/or locally.
The Hub depends on BRC funding together with capital equipment grants. In order to maintain and expand this infrastructure we need to demonstrate the relevance of our facilities, services and expertise in Scientific Publication.
|Swiss Cytometry Meeting|
|Lausanne, 7th to the 9th February 2018|
|Download flyer here|
|Babraham Flow Courses 2017: Module 1 (Fundamentals)|
|Available dates are 2nd November and 7th December|
|Babraham Flow Course 2017s: Module 2 (Advanced)|
|Available dates are 7th and 8th November, 5th and 6th December|