Ger van den Engh, PhD

Affiliate Faculty

Center for Marine Cytometry

Research Interests

Use of flow cytometry in environmental microbiology, quantitative cytogenetics, chromatin organization in the interphase nucleus, flow cytometry instrumentation, sorting of clinical samples, high-throughput analysis of biological samples, single-molecule detection by fluorescence, genome sequencing and mapping strategies, single-cell genomics.

20+ Patents

Developed the MoFlo®, inFlux® and Jazz® cell sorters

Technology and software developed by van den Engh has been licensed by:

  • Becton and Dickinson, San Jose, CA; suspension hybridization technique
  • Systemix, Palo Alto, CA; clinical sorting technology / software
  • Cytomation, Fort Collins, CO; high-speed sorting technology / software
  • Oxford GlycoSciences, Oxford, UK; phase-sensitive gel scanner
  • Pharmacopeia, Princeton, NJ; nozzle assembly for bead sorting
  • Seattle Instruments, Seattle WA; sorting technologoy, process automation
  • Cytopeia, Seattle, WA
  • Beckman Coulter, CA, USA

Bachelor of Science, Biophysics, 1969, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Doctoral degree (M.S.) (cum laude), Biophysics, 1972, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Doctorate (Ph.D.) (cum laude), Medicine, May 1976, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands