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Klinik für Innere Medizin IHämatologie, Onkologie und Stammzelltransplantation

Fortessa Trainings

Content of the Basic Fortessa Introduction Course

  • Principle & construction of a flow cytometer
  • Startup operations, operation and shutdown procedures
  • Replacement of sheath and waste canisters
  • Sample preparation
  • Sample measurement
  • Spectral overlap compensation
  • Operating FACSDiva software
  • Troubleshooting
  • Operating booking system and input screen (for billing)
  • Optional: More detailed informations about FACSDiva & flow cytometry

Since June 2020 we offer the newly designed training courses for the FACS Fortessas. 
The regulations for keeping the minimum distance make it impossible to keep the previous training form. Therefore, we are switching to largely contact-free online training. 
If you would like to use our Fortessa flow cytometers (or the Canto II) and have not yet received instruction on these instruments from us, please send us an email to fortessa(ät)core-facility.de. You will then receive an email from us with all details and information.

Among them are: 

  • several links to instructional videos
  • an on-site appointment for questions and the short written test

You will then have about 1 week time to watch the videos and fill out forms if necessary.

At the individual on-site appointment (duration about 30 mins), the formalities will then be completed and, if possible, the authorization to use the equipment will be granted.

The next dates for the on-site appointments and final exams are planned for:

  • 09.07.2020
  • 15.07.2020
  • 27.07.2020
  • 12.08.2020
  • 28.08.2020
  • 11.09.2020
  • 24.09.2020
  • 07.10.2020
  • 20.10.2020
  • 04.11.2020
  • 19.11.2020
  • 02.12.2020
  • 17.12.2020

Attention, please!

In order to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV2 / Corona / COVID-19

Unfortunately, because of the regulations due to the coronavirus, we are not allowed to teach new users how to use our equipment side-by-side.

This is why we are offering largely contact-free online training frequently.

More information about the new online FACS Fortessa courses...


Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Zentrum für Translationale Zellforschung (ZTZ)
Department of Medicine I
Tumorzentrum Freiburg - CCCF/DKTK
Center for Chronic Immune Deficiency - CCI

Contact | Information


FACS-Sorting Booking:


Online Booking Calendar (new!)


Online Reservations (for machines others than cell sorters until July. 31st. 2020):

Booking Calendar (intranet only)

Head of Facility:

Marie Follo, Ph.D.
Telephone: 0761 270-77697
Telefax: 0761 270-63780
Email: Marie Follo



Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Lighthouse Core Facility

Zentrum für Translationale Zellforschung (ZTZ)
Breisacher Straße 115
D-79106 Freiburg