MAY 23, 2023 7:00 AM PDT

Implementation of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy into hospital hygiene: from research to routine application


Event Date & Time
Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 7:00 AM (PDT), 10:00 AM (EDT), 4:00 PM (CEST)
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is an emerging technology in the field of microbiology. Recent studies have shown its utility for bacterial typing and the identification of outbreaks. This new technology is able to provide highly reliable results in less time than other molecular methods such as pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and whole-genome sequencing (WGS). In our laboratory, we have evaluated FTIR spectroscopy mainly for the characterization of outbreaks retrospectively and in real time, caused by gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Moreover, we are developing studies for classification purposes of different bacteria according to their Sequence Type (ST) or for differentiation of subspecies and closely related species.
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the principles of IR spectroscopy for differentiation of microorganisms.
  • Outline how the IR Biotyper can be used to analyse and prevent outbreaks - in real time.
  • Discuss how classification models can be used to differentiate subspecies.
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