New Users

Would you like to become a user of the IGC-FC facility? Welcome! Please follow the steps listed below:

  1. Create a personal account in Agendo platform – the IGC-FC facility booking system that allows users to make time reservations for cell analyzers, cell sorters and MAGPIX.
  2. Read carefully the IGC-FC facility general policy.
  3. Consult the Instrument webpage at the IGC-FC facility website to select the suitable instruments for you. If you need help or advice, contact the FCF staff
  4. Request access to the instruments you would need to use through Agendo.
  5. If you'd like to schedule an analyser:
    1. Send an email to the IGC-FCF staff to schedule a theoretical and hands-on training.
    2. Complete the e-learning modules before theoretical training.
    3. At the end of theoretical training, schedule the practical training session directly with the IGC-FCF staff. Ensure you have samples to bring to the hands-on training. More information here.
    4. Schedule your experiments in Agendo - the first time you use an equipment, it will automatically send a request for the facility staff to assist you.

  6. If you'd like to schedule a cell sorter:
    1. Prior to the first sort of a new protocol, please arrange an appointment with FCF Head to discuss the details of the sort.
    2. If you're new to flow cytometry, we recommend you to schedule a theoretical training (not mandatory).
    3. Schedule your sorting in Agendo platform and wait for confirmation from the facility staff.
    4. Ensure you have read the protocol for Cell Sorting. You can also get a pdf with instructions here.

All users are charged for equipment usage and/or assistance. Prices are available in the resources page or in Agendo.