Welcome to the Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting Core Facility

The FACS Core Facility is located in the Skou Building and serves all research groups at Aarhus University.

The FACS Core Facility has two state of the art cell sorters FACSAria III.  As much as four different cell populations can be sorted simultaneously, and cells can either be sorted onto slides, into tubes (1-15 ml) or plates (6-384 wells).In addition, we have a LSRFortessa, a NovoCyte and a Quanteon analyser which can perform multi-parameter flow cytometric analysis.

Furthermore, the Facility has a combined microscope and flow cytometer, an ImageStreamX Mark II, with 5 lasers and 3 image magnification possibilities. 

The staff is highly experienced in flow cytometry and is ready to give advice setting up protocols and analysing data.

The FACS Core Facility was founded in September 2010 by the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Human Genetics with support from the Faculty of Health to provide the most optimal cell and particle sorting and advanced flow cytometry for scientists.

The Facility is funded by the Department of Biomedicine, the Department of Clinical Medicine, and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University.


We are among the first 8 core facilities worldwide recieving international recognition for following international best practices. The award was recieved at the CYTO2022 conference in Philadelphia, USA.


Open office every Tuesday and Thursday at 14:30-15:30

Meeting room 1116-248A (Skou Building)


FACS Core Facility is located in the Skou Building

Building 1116. Our office is in room 166

You can contact the FACS Core Facility by

e-mail:  facs@au.dk

Telephone: 93 52 20 80