Our newest CytoSense demonstrated in Chile

16.11.2017  by  Lucyna Wlodarczyk


George Dubelaar (CytoBuoy founder and CEO) gives a presentation during the International Seminar on New Technologies for Detection and Monitoring of HABs in Puerto Montt, Chile.

At the International Seminar on New Technologies for Detection and Monitoring of HABs in Puerto Montt. From right: Dr. Leonardo Guzman (Instituto de Fomento Pesquero, Chile) (organizer), Dr. Satoshi Nagai (National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan), Carol Rivera Helbig (KAITEK Labs, Chile), Dr. Donald Anderson (WHOI, U.S.A.), George Dubelaar (CytoBuoy b.v., The Netherlands).

Participants of the CytoSense demonstration in IFOPís new Center for Studies of Harmful Algae (Centro de estudios de Algas Nocivas, CREAN), Puerto Montt, Chile.

From the CytoSense demonstration: nuisance of the Chilean salmon farms, a parasite Caligus rogercresseyi (second nauplius). Sample kindly provided by Dr. Margarita GonzŠlez (IFOP).

From the CytoSense demonstration: Prorocentrum micans (dinoflagellate) in a sample kindly provided by Ms. Ximena Vivanco (IFOP). Forward (black) and sideward (blue) scatter scan can be used to quantify the length of the faint trichocysts released by the cells. Red fluorescence from chlorophyll is also indicated (red).

From the CytoSense demonstration: diatoms in Chilean waters. Red fluorescence scan (red) provides information on location of chlorophyll in a cell. Forward scatter scan (black) and sideward scatter (blue) are also indicated.

From the CytoSense demonstration: diatoms in Chilean waters. Optical scans on the photographed cell include: forward scatter (black), sideward scatter (blue) and red fluorescence (red).

From the CytoSense demonstration: can it be Rhizosolenia sp.?

The participants of the recent seminar on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), organized in Chile by the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP), had an opportunity to analyse their samples with our state-of-the-art CytoSense. George Dubelaar (our founder and CEO) presented moreover the benefits of the fast single-cell analysis in mitigating the HABs. 

We thank the organizers and the participants for their interest and enthusiasm! 

The International Seminar on New Technologies for Detection and Monitoring of HABs took place in Puerto Montt, Chile, on November 3, 2017.
For details on this event please contact our representative in Chile, Mr. Eric Patrick.