Biological Identification: DNA Amplification and Sequencing, Optical Sensing, Lab-On-Chip and Portable Systems

Edited by R. Paul Schaudies, Published by Elsevier

Biological Identification provides a detailed review of, and potential future developments in, the technologies available to counter the threats to life and health posed by natural pathogens, toxins, and bioterrorism agents. Biological identification systems must be fast, accurate, reliable, and easy to use. It is also important to employ the most suitable technology in dealing with any particular threat. This book covers the fundamentals of these vital systems and lays out possible advances in the technology. Biological Identification is a useful resource for academics and engineers involved in the microelectronics and sensors industry, and for companies, medical organizations and military bodies looking for biodetection solutions.

Detection of multiple waterborne pathogens using microsequencing arrays.

J Appl Microbiol. 2013 Feb;114(2):564-73. doi: 10.1111/jam.12073. 

A microarray was developed to simultaneously detect Cryptosporidium parvum, Cryptosporidium hominis, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis in water.  The study successfully developed and tested a microarray-based assay that can specifically detect faecal indicator bacteria and human pathogens in tap water.  This microarray can be used to simultaneously detect multiple organisms in a single sample. More importantly, it can provide occurrence information that may be used in assessing potential exposure risks to waterborne pathogens.


Detection of multiple waterborne pathogens using microsequencing arrays. (2013)

Detection of multiple waterborne pathogens using microsequencing arrays. (2013)

Dr. Paul Schaudies is an internationally recognized expert in biodefense, biotechnology and nanotechnology.  He has served on more than a dozen National Research Council committees and advisory committees for several US Government agencies including DARPA and DOE. 

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Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community (2005)

 

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Summary of the Power Systems Workshop on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community:October 9-10, 2003 Washington, D.C. (2004)

 

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Soldier Protective Clothing and Equipment:Feasibility of Chemical Testing Using a Fully Articulated Robotic Mannequin (2008)

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative The Genomic Revolution -- Implications for Treatment and Control of Infectious Disease:Working Group Summaries (2006)

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Summary of the Sensing and Positioning Technology Workshop of the Committee on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community:Interim Report (2004)

Summary of the Sensing and Positioning Technology Workshop of the Committee on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community:Interim Report (2004)