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Portable Characterisation of Sperm Motility

Objective

Based on an ongoing ERC project on characterising and studying the motility of highly-idealised, model micro-swimmers, we have built and validated a first-generation portable prototype device for assaying accurately bull sperm motility. To move to a more advanced prototype requires integrated software and hardware development and the setting up of standard protocols to render the measurement procedure robust for non-expert operators. Such a device, with integrated hardware and software, for Portable Characterisation of Sperm Motility (PorCSperM) will assembled and applied to bull semen in this project, but is in principle applicable to other animals, and perhaps also to human fertility.

Call for proposal

ERC-2016-PoC
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Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 139 986

Beneficiaries (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 986
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments