Welcome to the Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting Core Facility

The FACS Core Facility at Aarhus University is an open access core facility serving both users from Aarhus University as well as users from other universities and industry. The facility provides advanced instrumentation as well as expert technical and scientific expertice in cell sorting and multi-dimensional flow cytometry.

The FACS Core Facility was in 2022 among the first 8 core facilities worldwide to receive the highest international recognition from the International Society for Advancement in Cytometry.

The facility has a 6-laser Bigfoot sorter in a biosafety cabinet and as much as six different cell populations can be sorted simultaneously, and cells can either be sorted onto slides, into tubes (0.2-50 ml) or plates (6-1536 wells). In addition, the facility has a 4-laser FACSAriaIII, an ID7000, four NovoCyte instruments and and ImageStreamX Mark II.

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


Satellite unit at Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus is open and is staffed according to this plan.

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