Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting

Our organism is made of many different cells that are specialized to perform specific tasks. As long as they work together in the collective, we will stay healthy – do they change or are they changed by pathogens, we become unbalanced and sick. The Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting platform provides the instrumentation and expert knowledge for the phenotypic identification and functional analysis of cells at the single cell level.


Dr Lothar Gröbe

Lothar Gröbe studied biology at the University of Braunschweig. He worked as PhD student at the GBF, the ancestor of the HZI, and received his PhD about the „Interaction of the ActA protein of Listeria monocytogenes with the cytoskeleton of the host cell“. As a postdoc at the GBF he established the high-speed cell sorter MoFlo. After working as application specialist for Cytomation, he returned to the GBF and continued to be in charge of the cell sorters at the HZI. Lothar Gröbe is a member of the department Experimental Immunology and since 2010 he is head of the cytometry platform of the HZI.

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