Biosensors for bacterial detection

Project Title: Biosensors for bacterial detection

Project Description: The project aims to develop a biosensor capable of detecting the presence of Campylobacter in food samples. Campylobacter, in fact, is the microorganism that causes the highest number of food poisoning of bacterial origin in Europe and America, causing about one third of all bacterial foodborne illnesses.

Biosensors for bacterial detection are under rapid development, with the discovery of new materials and new technologies that allow to improve the overall performance, the specificity, conferred for example by antibodies, the bacterial concentration detected, etc.. Biosensors have several advantages over the expensive and time-consuming molecular biology techniques currently in use: they are rapid in detection, cheaper and can be miniaturized for on-site analysis.

For more information please contact Anna Tagliaferri.