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Microsystems Seminar: Antonio Ricco, "Integrated Analytical Microsystems for Space Research"
Thursday, April 23, 2015
4:00 p.m.
1146 AV Williams Building
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Microsystems Seminar
Integrated Analytical Microsystems for Life Science Research in Outer Space Aboard Autonomous Small Satellites

Antonio Ricco
Chief Technologist, Small Payloads and Instrumentation
NASA Ames Research Center

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We develop miniaturized integrated bio/analytical instruments and platforms to conduct economical, frequent, autonomous life science experiments in outer space.  The technologies represented by several of our recent 5-kg “free-flyer” small-satellite missions are the basis of a rapidly growing suite of miniaturized biologically- and chemically-oriented instrumentation now enabling a new generation of in-situ space science experiments.  Over the past 7 years, our missions have included studies of space-environment-related changes in gene expression, drug dose response, microbial longevity and metabolism, and the degradation of biomarker molecules.  The science and technology of one of these missions, the O/OREOS (Organism/Organic Response to Orbital Stress) Nanosatellite, will be described in the context of conducting biological and chemical experiments in outer space using miniaturized integrated systems.

This Event is For: Graduate • Undergraduate • Faculty • Post-Docs • Alumni

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