Ger van den Engh, PhD.

Senior Researcher @ IMO
Director @ MARCY


Senior Researcher @ IMO


Doctor in Medicine @ LEI


Dr. van den Engh obtained his PhD in Biophysics from the University of Leiden. He Started using flow cytometry and cell sorting in hemopoietic stem cell research in the Nehterlands.

He Worked on analytical techniques for characterizing and separating human chromosomes at the Lawrence Liverore National Laboratory. Continued this work at the University of Washington (Seattle) and the Institute for Systems Biology. Developed the MoFlo (Beckman Coulter) and the inFlux (BD) cell sorters.

Currently, he is pursuing automated methods for microbial biome analysis at MarCy, the University of Hawaii and IMO.


Loss of filamentous multicellularity in Cyanobacteria - the extremophile Gloeocapsopsis sp. UTEX B3054 retained multicellular features at the genomic and behavioral level

Journal of Bacteriology

doi:10.1128/JB.00514-19April, 2020

Urrejola, C.Von Dassow, P.van den Engh, G.Salas, L.Mullineaux, C.W.Vicuña, R.Sanchez-Baracaldo, P.

Monitoring Microbial Communities in the Marine Environment

Cytometry Part A | Volume 95, Pages 717-721

doi:10.1002/cyto.a.23763July, 2019

Recent reticulate evolution in the ecologically dominant lineage of coccolithophores

Frontiers in Microbiology | Volume 7, Page 784

doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00784May, 2016

Tools for the Microbiome: Nano and Beyond

ACS Nano | Volume 10, Pages 6-37

doi:10.1021/acsnano.5b07826January, 2016

Biteen, J.S.Blainey, P.C.Cardon, Z.G.Chun, M.Church, G.M.Dorrestein, P.C.Fraser, S.E.Gilbert, J.A.Jansson, J.K.Knight, R.Miller, J.F.Ozcan, A.Prather, K.A.Quake, S.R.Ruby, E.G.Silver, P.A.Taha, S.van den Engh, G.Weiss, P.S.Wong, G.C.L.Wright, A.T.Young, T.D.
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