Pathogenic Microbial Sensors for Coastal Safety
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAINT PETERSBURG COLL OF MARINE SCIENCE
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The overall goal of this work involves the development of sensors for the detection of human pathogens in the coastal zone that may represent a risk to military personnel. A hand-held sensor is the immediate goal, while longer term goals may employ this technology on an autonomous platform such as an AUV. Our specific objectives are to optimize Nucleic Acid Sequence-based Amplification NASBA for NLV detection. In parallel, we plan to optimize sample collection and concentration technology. Finally, we will combine both together with hand-held sensor technology under development at the USF Center for Ocean Technology.
- Biological Oceanography
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors