1) Development of micro-mechanical sensors for the measurement of bacterial vitality. 2) Identifi...
1)The activity is structured in three separate phase. In the first four months, the successful candidate will microfabricate a micromechanical cantilever sensor by standard microfabrication techniques. In the second four months period the candidate will assemble a dedicate interferometric set-up. Eventually test measurements will be performed on bacterial strains provided by our partner.
2) The activity is structured in two phase. In the first the successful candidate will adapt an existing optical set-up to perform optical spectroscopy in dark-field configuration, so that the spectrum from individual bacteria will be obtained. In this phase different microscopic techniques will be employed to classify the different bacteria. In the second phase, he/she will investigate the spectral difference among different bacterial strains and will indentify the best spectral features and will develop the identification protocols to be adopted by our partner.
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