Flow Cytometry and FACS Core Facility

Overview of Services

Flow cytometry and FACS (fluorescence activated cell sorting) represent fast and reliable methods for characterizing and isolating certain cell subpopulations based on fluorescent labeling, and can be applied to a great variety of organisms and cell types, including both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.


The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers the possibility of cell analysis and cell sorting to members of the ZMBH, the DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, as well as to any other research group on the campus. We also welcome projects from non-campus scientists. 

Analytical measurements can be done either on a 3-laser BD FACSCanto flow cytometer or a 3-laser BD FACSCanto II. Optionally a high-throughput sampler for plate-based acquisition and a tube loader carousel are available. Cell sorting is performed either on a 4-laser BD FACSAria III or a 3-laser BD FACSMelody.


We offer individual training on flow cytometry and the use of the analytical instruments, as well as support and aid in all questions concerning the method. Trained users can autonomously operate the analyzers. Alternatively it is possible to make use of our cell analysis service. Cell sorting is offered exclusively as a service.

First-time customers, please review our user rules to familiarize yourself with core procedures and regulations. 



Dr. Monika Langlotz, Head of facility
Phone: +49 6221 546843
Email: m.langlotz@zmbh.uni-heidelberg.de

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Open

Mon - Fri,
8:00 - 20:00h.   

69120 Heidelberg
ZMBH, Im Neuenheimer Feld 282 

Links and Resources

Flow Cytometry & FACS Core Facility Official Website



Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Monika Langlotz
Head of facility
+49 6221 546843
ZMBH, Room 340a (Office)