Iain Fraser Cytometry Centre

Research Facilities: Facility

  • Location

    Iain Fraser Cytometry Centre IFCC Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition University of Aberdeen Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

    United Kingdom



The Iain Fraser Cytometry Centre (IFCC) was established by funding from Dr Iain Fraser who founded Saving Sight in Grampian in 1988 to raise funds to research ophthalmology pathologies.

Cytometry is the quantitative measurement of the physical characteristics and biological response in cells and organisms. The ability to measure multiple cellular parameters in a single cell enables single cell and population level analysis.

Cytometry is the backbone of immunology, and increasingly used in preclinical and toxicological studies, developmental biology, virology, microbiology, single cell transcriptomic and genomics. The IFCC platforms are flow cytometers, imaging cytometer and the FACS cell sorters. FACS isolation enables the physical sorting and retrieval of a mixture of cells into different populations. We aim to offer excellent research facilities as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.


NameIain Fraser Cytometry Centre
Acquisition date1/01/88


  • QR180 Immunology
  • QR355 Virology
  • QM Human anatomy
  • QP Physiology
  • Q Science (General)
  • RB Pathology
  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • SB Plant culture
  • SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
  • SF Animal culture

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  • Research Output

    Anticancer effects of n-3 EPA and DHA and their endocannabinoid derivatives on breast cancer cell growth and invasion

    Brown, I., Lee, J., Sneddon, A. A., Cascio, M. G., Pertwee, R. G., Wahle, K. W. J., Rotondo, D. & Heys, S. D., May 2020, In : Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 156, 10 p., 102024.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Calretinin is a novel candidate marker for adverse ovarian effects of early life exposure to mixtures of endocrine disruptors in the rat

    Johansson, H. K. L., Svingen, T., Boberg, J., Fowler, P. A., Stead, D., Vinggaard, A. M. & Filis, P., Apr 2020, In : Archives of Toxicology. 94, p. 1241-1250 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Dynamics of the transcriptional landscape during human fetal testis and ovary development

    Lecluze, E., Rolland, A. D., Filis, P., Evrard, B., Leverrier-Penna, S., Ben Maamar, M., Coiffec, I., Lavoué, V., Fowler, P. A., Mazaud Guittot, S., Jégou, B. & Chalmel, F., May 2020, In : Human Reproduction. 35, 5, p. 1099-1119 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Endocytic Sorting and Downregulation of the M2 Acetylcholine Receptor is Regulated by Ubiquitin and the ESCRT Complex

    Zenko, D., Thompson, D. & Hislop, J. N., 1 Jan 2020, In : Neuropharmacology. 162, p. 107828 13 p., 107828.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Epitope shaving promotes fungal immune evasion

    Childers, D., Mol Avelar, G., Bain, J., Pradhan, A., Larcombe, D. E., Netea, M. G., Erwig, L. P., Gow, N. A. R. & Brown, A. J. P., Jul 2020, In : mBio. 11, 4, 13 p., e00984-20.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)


    Genome size variation in deep-sea amphipods.

    Piertney, S. (Creator), Ritchie, H. (Creator) & Jamieson, A. J. (Creator), Figshare, 8 Sep 2017