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To Reserve the Machines, Request Training, Sorting, Help, etc


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and you will be redirected to the iLab Log In page where you can make reservations, ask for help, request sorting and training.

For Requests through iLab- Remember to click the SUBMIT BUTTON AT THE END OF THE FORM to submit the forms to the Core and not just save them!

For people who do not have a iLab’s account please see the FOMD Core Research Facilities for instructions of how to apply for one. For PIs’ there is a specific quick reference guide for inputting speed codes and utilising iLab. Click here for a quick reference guide to getting started in iLabs.

For Non-FOMD users please e-mail the Director, Dr. Robinson at e-mail: krobinso@ualberta.ca for an account and include a subject title of NON-FOMD iLab Account. She will get back to you within 72 hrs.

For New Users : You must request an iLab account and have a speed code inputted by your Financial manager/PI. Please remember to update you profile with your employment statues e.g graduate student, telephone number and address as we need this for contacting you incase of an emergency and for our yearly reporting to the Office of Research. You will then be able to request our services and see our prices for each of the machines and services. Read the User Responsibilities Section on this website and CLICK HERE  on how to request training.


  • Core staff or user based flow cytometry, sorting and image cytometry acquisition.
  • Software for data analysis.
  • Mandatory training for each piece of equipment.
  • Support the user in learning basic flow cytometry principles to enable them to run their own specimens on the analytic flow cytometers and interpret their data.
  • Advanced training for self-sorts on the sorters.
  • Consistent and extensive instrumentation quality control. Performance reports can be provide for GLP records. Please contact the core staff if this is required.
  • Guidance in performing longitudinal and cross platform studies with regard to data acquisition.
  • Organizing periodical vendor talks to keep users abreast of available reagents and trends.
  • Collaborations, through development and optimization of cytometric techniques and methods.

Reference Papers:

Single-cell technologies for monitoring immune systems

Interpreting flow cytometry data- a guide for the perplexed

A Deep Profilers Guide to Cytometry

MIFlowCyt- The Minimum Information About a Flow Cytometry Experiment

Mario Roederer’s web site on compensation- please also read his articles

FMO verus Isotype controls and Isotype Controls: What, Why and When?

What is Flow Cytometry and What do I need to Consider Have a coffee, watch a video and find out ! 


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