Hyperspectral fluorescence characterisation of bacteria.
Some strains of bacteria are known to fluoresce when exposed to UV-light, and are therefore detectable using spectroscopy techniques. If we could differentiate bacteria only based on an image, we open for a range of new methods within the field of microbial diagnostics. This is the underlying idea for our project. As we acquire hyperspectral images of a series of different bacteria, we aim to map their spectral “fingerprint” in a spatial manner. These first investigations make up a feasibility study which is continued this spring to allow for a more complete study.