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The 21st Century Legacy of the Coulter Counter: Rapid Single-File Characterization of Cells and Biomolecules

Monday, September 23, 2013

8:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Foege S060 (Limited to 200 attendees). Attendees are encouraged to RSVP:

Meeting Abstract

Please join the Coulter TRP team and UW Bioengineering community for a short symposium, which celebrates modern research and applications of the Coulter Counter. Admission to the symposium is free. Coffee and tea will be provided.

This symposium celebrates modern research and applications that are direct descendants of the work of Wallace H Coulter.

Wallace H. Coulter was an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and visionary. He was co-founder and Chairman of the Coulter Corporation, a worldwide medical diagnostics company (now a part of Beckman Coulter, Inc.). A great passion of his life was applying engineering principles to scientific research, which led him to invent the Coulter Principle over 60 years ago; it is still the reference method for counting and sizing microscopic particles suspended in a conductive fluid. With his vision and tenacity, Wallace Coulter was a founding father of modern laboratory hematology, the science and study of blood.

The topics for the lectures are divided into Nanopore Sequencing of DNA and Characterization of Particles in Flow. Professor Jens Gundlach (UW) and Allan H. Stephan (CEO, Stratos Genomics, Inc) will present the Nanopore Sequencing of DNA. Professor Hywel Morgan (University of Southhampton) and Dr. David Basiji (CEO), Amnis Corporation) will present the Characterization of Particle in Flow.