Analysis Work Stations

Availability: 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Overview:  The Core provides computer work stations allowing analysis of cytometry data.

In addition to flow cytometry analysis software, all computers contain copies of Microsoft Office as well as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator allowing the generation of figures for meetings and papers. Check out what the computers are equipped with and contact us if you have any questions about them.

Assistance:  If you analyze samples infrequently, it is recommended to request Assistance to have a Flow Core staff member analyze samples for you. Click HERE.

Rates:  Click HERE.  See below on how to obtain your own copy of software.

Scheduling:  Click HERE.

All the software below can open FCS files from any cytometer.

FlowJo:  A powerful option, but can be a bit of a learning curve to utilize all the features.  If you want your own copy and you are a UCSF internal/affiliate employee, click HERE.

FACSDiva:  The PCs contain this acquisition and analysis software allowing the importing of experiments from BD instruments such as the LSR/Fortessa/X20/Symphony/Aria class of instruments which can save time by not having to redraw gates.  Can be a timesaver when making slides for a lab meeting or conference.

Kaluza:  A very user friendly, yet powerful analysis software from Beckman Coulter.  Requires a software dongle to use.

CyTOF Software:  Can be used to create templates for your panels which can be exported to the instrument computer.  Can also provide data concatenation as well after data acquisition.  If you want your own copy, you'll need to create an account on their website before downloading.

UCSF Cytobank:  Can be used to analyze any type of FCS file and has various algorithms to interpret high dimensional data.  Highly recommended for analyzing files off the CyTOF and high parameter flow cytometry data.  Cloud based and can be used anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.  If you want your own license seat, first 30 days are free, and after $1,500/year.  The Core provides access to 1 shared account which can be used for free by UCSF researchers.  You must sign up on the MyCores online scheduler to use this shared account, so other people don't get kicked off.  See Cytobank's website for more info.

Amnis IDEAS Software:  Used for analyzing data off the Amnis Image Stream.

Computer Analysis Station Key Software

"Rowlf the Dog" PC S854

Rowlf the dog analysis work station

FlowJo

FACSDiva

Kaluza

CyTOF

UCSF Cytobank

IDEAS 

Microsoft Office

Adobe Suite 

 

"Scooter" PC S854

Scooter PC

FlowJo

FACSDiva

Kaluza

CyTOF

UCSF Cytobank

IDEAS 

Microsoft Office

Adobe Suite