EnviroESCA application note published by SPECS

July 2018

An application note has been published by SPECS. It shows how EnviroESCA can be used to analyze bacterial samples under near ambient pressure conditions in various states of hydration using different levels of humidity. Such investigations of bacterial cell wall surfaces in their hydrated state are essential for studying biological interfaces at work.

You can find the application note here.

 

Surface characterisation of Escherichia coli under various conditions by near‐ambient pressure XPS

July 2018

Project partner BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung) have contributed to the paper Surface characterisation of Escherichia coli under various conditions by near‐ambient pressure XPS. The paper was recently published in Surface and Interface Analysis. A copy of the paper can be found on our Documents page.

 

A Special Session at SIMS Europe 2018 on Bacteria and Biofilms

July 2018

Project partner IONTOF Technologies GmbH have announced that there will be a special session at this year’s SIMS Europe conference focussing on bacteria and biofilms. The deadline for abstracts has been extended to July 15th and IONTOF cordially invite you to submit an abstract.

The conference will take place in Münster, Germany, 16-18 Sept 2018.

For further information and abstract submission please visit https://www.sims-europe.org/

 

Models to interrogate biofilm architecture using the Fluxion BioFlux Webinar

May 2018

Project partner Dr Kim Hardie (an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham), a leading authority on the role of autotransporter proteins in biofilms, will be presenting her latest research where she will describe the establishment of biofilm models to characterise antimicrobial penetration and biofilm viability and pH changes tracked over time. Examples of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus mutans as mono and polymicrobial biofilms on abiotic or biotic surfaces will be described using the Fluxion BioFlux and novel optical nanosensors.

To register for the Webinar, please click here.

For more information on Fluxion BioFlux, please click here.

 

Characterization of Highly Inclined Optical Sheet Microscopy for Localization Microscopy

May 2018

Tiziano Vignolini of project partner LENS will deliver an oral presentation titled Characterization of Highly Inclined Optical Sheet Microscopy for Localization Microscopy at FOTONICA 2018 AEIT – 20th edition of the Italian Convention on Photonic Technologies, in Lecce (Italy) on the 24th of May.

 

Characterization and improvement of highly inclined optical sheet microscopy

April 2018
Project partners PTB have contributed to the paper Infrared Nanospectroscopy of Phospholipid and Surfactin Monolayer Domains. You can download the paper here.

 

Characterization and improvement of highly inclined optical sheet microscopy

February 2018
Project partners LENS-UNIFI have contributed to the paper Characterization and improvement of highly inclined optical sheet microscopy. You can download the paper here.

 

Optimization of highly inclined optical sheet illumination for super-resolution microscopy

February 2018
Project partners LENS-UNIFI have contributed to the paper Optimization of highly inclined optical sheet illumination for super-resolution microscopy. You can download the paper from our Documents page.

 

A pilot study on fingerprinting Leishmania species from the Old World using Fouriertransform infrared spectroscopy
November 2017
Project partners PTB have contributed to the paper A pilot study on fingerprinting Leishmania species from the Old World using Fouriertransform infrared spectroscopy. Further information can be found here.

 

MetVBadBugs at the ECASIA’17 -17th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis

September 2017
Project partners SPECS and BAM presented on Characterisation of biofilms with near-ambient pressure XPS at the ECASIA’17 -17th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis in France.

 

MetVBadBugs at the 21st International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

September 2017
Project partners NPL and NIBSC presented on Cryo-SIMS – metrology of biological sample preparation methods for preservation of cell ultrastructure and chemistry at the 21st International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in Poland.

 

MetVBadBugs at the EMRS: ALTECH 2017 conference

May 2017
Project partner PTB provided a presentation on Analytical techniques for precise characterization of nano materials at the EMRS: ALTECH 2017 conference in France.

 

MetVBadBugs at the MicroBio annual conference 2017

April 2017
Project partners NPL and UNOTT provided an oral presentation on the ‘Optimisation of biofilm models to facilitate the monitoring of antimicrobial penetration’ at the MicroBio annual conference 2017.

 

Successful M9 MetVBadBugs project meeting

February 2017
A successful M9 MetVBadBugs project meeting took place in Turin. The meeting was hosted by project partner INRiM (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica). The partners came together to look at the work that had been completed in the first nine months of the project and looked ahead at the work required towards M18. You can download the agenda here.

 

Science & Technology Day and 3D OrbiSIMS launch

November 2016
National Physical Laboratory, Teddington

Kick-Off Meeting

13 – 14 June 2016

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