This is course 9 of a 10-part Fundamentals of Flow Cytometry series. It is aimed at anyone who would like to have a detailed understanding of the basics of flow cytometry and stay ahead in all experiments.    

Courses are led by Bio‑Rad's flow cytometry experts who have diligently compiled all the questions they are regularly asked about the application and have designed this program to be both comprehensive and efficient.

You will receive a downloadable certificate upon completion of each course.

What you will learn

Course 9: Cell Sorting Essentials

  • Applications of cell sorting

  • How to ensure successful cell sorting

  • Appropriate dissociation methods

Cell Sorting Essentials

Learn how to ensure successful cell sorting

Course Overview

This is a preview, please enroll to access these lessons

    1. Welcome to the course

    2. How to use this course

    3. Meet the instructor

    1. What is Cell Sorting?

    2. Chapter 1 Quiz

    1. Guide to Successful Cell Sorting

    2. Chapter 2 Quiz

    1. Useful Guides and Tools

About this course

  • Free
  • 8 lessons

Meet your instructor

Flow Cytometry Specialist Andrés Ramírez

Andrés graduated from the University of Chile with a degree in Biotechnology Engineering. He then obtained his PhD from the Catholic University of Chile studying the modulation of skeletal muscle regeneration by the interplay between vasoactive peptides and the immune system. After graduating, Andrés worked as a Flow Cytometry Core Manager for 4 years, where he supervised the operation of cell analyzers and cell sorters and the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Andrés joined Bio-Rad in 2018 as a Regional Flow Cytometry Specialist.


  • Who should take this course?

    This course is designed for people who want to have a fundamental understanding of how flow cytometry works and how it can be used to answer research questions.

  • How long will this course take?

    This class should take approximately 65 minutes to complete.

  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    Once all sections of this course have been completed a certificate with your name and course name will be available for download.

  • Will I be able to ask questions and get answers?

    By enrolling in this class you will be automatically added to Bio-Rad's Flow Cytometry Community. This is a highly collaborative place to ask questions and share flow cytometry ideas with the instructors and your peers. You can post pictures, comments, and reply to others.

  • What are the other classes in this series?

    There are ten classes in the Fundamentals of Flow Cytometry Series. Course 1: Flow cytometry basics. Course 2: Inside a flow cytometer. Course 3: Fluorescence and flow cytometry principles. Course 4: Sample preparation essentials. Course 5: Target protein detection. Course 6: How to use controls. Course 7: Successful multicolor flow cytometry. Course 8: Data acquisition and analysis. Course 9: Cell sorting essentials. Course 10: Planning flow cytometry experiments.