AMO/QO Physics Seminar

"Distinguishing Live and Dead Bacteria: Epiphany of Raman Spectroscopy"

Dr. Dmitri Voronine
Texas A&M and Baylor


Raman spectroscopy has been recently used for identifying and studying different kinds of bacteria. We describe means for distinguishing spectroscopically between live and dead bacteria in water and PBS solutions. Our data show that the relative intensity of E. coli Raman bands change when the bacteria are inactivated by UV irradiation. Mechanisms responsible for the inactivation of the bacteria will be discussed.

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Dr. Touradj Solouki

Baylor University


Friday, July 1, 2016
IQSE 578, 12:30 Noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Sandwiches, chips, and water to be served at 12:00 noon)