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Research project

Label-free Multimodal Imaging Platform for Detection of Biofilms

Project overview

National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC), UK. Proof of Concept (POC) Round 2 (Research Grant). £121,768 (£37,614 from NBIC, £74,750 in kind costs from collaborators).
Biofilms are groups of bacteria that are very difficult to detect. We’re combining powerful chemical and molecular technologies in a volumetric imaging platform to analyse biofilms quickly through their unique characteristics. This will help in diagnosis, treatment avoiding anti-microbial resistance and remove or promote biofilms in health and industrial applications.


Lead researcher

Professor Sumeet Mahajan MSc, MTech, PhD, FHEA, FRSC

Prof of Molecular BioPhotonics & Imaging

Research interests

  • New chemical biology methods based on Raman spectroscopy and label-free imaging
  • Methodology and device development for commercialisation and clinical translation
  • Neuro-diagnostics and early detection of dementia and neurodegenerative diseases
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Other researchers

Professor Jeremy Webb

Professor of Microbiology

Research interests

  • Microbial biofilms and their control
  • Adaptive biology and evolution of microorganisms
  • Biofilm-associated infection
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Professor Saul Faust MBBS, FRCPCH, PhD, FHEA, OBE

Professor Paediatric Immunology & Infect
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs