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Awardee:INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
Doing Business As Name:Institute for Systems Biology
PD/PI:
  • Gerrit J van den Engh
  • (206) 364-3400
  • gvdengh@u.washington.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Monica Orellana ~000432120
  • Timothy Petersen ~000411574
Award Date:08/26/2005
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 948,185
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 0
  • FY 2005=$0
Start Date:09/01/2005
End Date:05/31/2006
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:A micro-plankton detector for deployment in the marine environment
Federal Award ID Number:0532397
DUNS ID:135646524
Program:OCEAN TECH & INTERDISC COORDIN
Program Officer:
  • Alexandra Isern
  • (703) 292-8583
  • aisern@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:401 Terry Avenue North
City:SEATTLE
State:WA
ZIP:98109-5263
County:Seattle
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:07

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Institute for Systems Biology
Street:401 Terry Avenue North
City:SEATTLE
State:WA
ZIP:98109-5263
County:Seattle
Country:US
Cong. District:07

Abstract at Time of Award

The PI's request funding to develop a commercial detector for identifying and counting marine plankton that will be integrated into an instrument for extended use at sea. The micro-plankton detector will be based on the standard detector that Cytopeia uses in its flow cytometers and cell sorters. This detector will be supplemented with position sensitive detectors (PSDs) that sense the position of particles that flow through its observation area. Using well-established principles of flow cytometry and confocal microscopy, the detector will be able to discriminate between particles that flow through the system's optical axis and those particles that pass out of focus. The system will process fluorescence signals from in-focus particles only, and will ignore out-of-focus events that cannot be measured accurately. This will result in will a reliable in situ instrument for routine cytometric characterization of phytoplankton populations.

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