Nano Science and Technology InstituteNano Science and Technology Institute
Nano Science and Technology Institute 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference & Trade Show
Nanotech 2005
Bio Nano 2005
Business & Investment
Nano Impact Workshop
Index of Authors
Index of Keywords
Keynote Presentations
Confirmed Speakers
Participating Companies
Industry Focus Sessions
Nanotech Expo
Special Symposia
Venue 2005
Press Room
Site Map
Nanotech 2005 At A Glance
Nanotech Proceedings
Nanotechnology Proceedings
Global Partner
nano tech
Supporting Organizations
Nanotech 2005 Supporting Organization
Media Sponsors
Nanotech 2005 Medias Sponsors
Event Contact
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Ste. 423
Danville, CA 94526
Ph: (925) 353-5004
Fx: (925) 886-8461

Bio-Detection and Chemical Fingerprinting using the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) Technology

A. Adeyinka, D. Kuzmanovic, D.M. Schaefer and S. Lev
Towson University, US

bacteria, icpms, fingerprint

In this project, we explored the bioaccumulation of a large variety of inorganic trace elements in Bacillus subtilis using an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer and compared it to other related and unrelated species. Bacillus subtilis is a safe substitute for anthrax. With this we were able to determine unique and reproducible chemical fingerprint for each species of organisms, closely related or not. While exploring the possibilities of these chemical fingerprints, we found them susceptible to laboratory and procedural effects, suggesting that this approach could be useful also as a forensic tool. In addition, we have also performed quantitative analysis on these signatures to mathematically relate the chemical fingerprints of B. subtilis to the number of cells or spores present in an analyzed sample. With this, we hope to be able to detect from a chemical fingerprint not only the presence of a bio-agent but its abundance and growth stage.

Back to Program

Sessions Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Authors

Nanotech 2005 Conference Program Abstract

Gold Sponsors
Nanotech Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Nanotech Silver Sponsors
Gold Key Sponsors
Nanotech Gold Key Sponsors
Nanotech Ventures Sponsors
Nanotech Ventures Sponsors
Nanotech Sponsors
News Headlines
NSTI Online Community

© Nano Science and Technology Institute, all rights reserved.
Terms of use | Privacy policy | Contact