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Paper 13006-81

Determination of operating parameters of fungal growth signals analyzed by laser speckle contrast imaging

On demand | Presented live 9 April 2024

Abstract

Our previous studies have shown that laser speckle imaging with sensitive subpixel correlation analysis is able to detect bacterial growth activity and the pattern of colony growth. In the current study, we demonstrate the potential of this method to analyze fungal growth. We compare the characteristics of the signals obtained from bacteria and fungi. The obtained results will help to improve the parameters of the speckle image acquisition system and the signal processing algorithms useful for microorganism (both eukaryotic and prokaryotic) growth analyses and speeding up and facilitating microbiological diagnostics.

Presenter

Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
Ilya Balmages received his M. Sc. degree in electro-optical engineering in Israel at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2006. Degree included 2.5 years research “Sound wave separation in a reverberation medium with a comparison to the optical medium”. From 2006 to 2018 Ilya was engaged in researches and developments of acoustic, seismic and optical signal processing and analysis with multi sensors systems and sensors arrays, developed algorithms for detecting, location, classifying events or objects in Israel's Hi-Tech Industry. Currently full time PhD student at Riga Technical University and involved in following researches: time series forecasting and non-contact methods for detecting microorganism activity.
Application tracks: EU-funded Research
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Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
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Pauls Stradinš Clinical Univ. Hospital (Latvia), Riga Stradinš Univ. (Latvia)
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Pauls Stradinš Clinical Univ. Hospital (Latvia)
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Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
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Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
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Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
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Dmitrijs Bliznuks
Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
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Alexey Lihachev
Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
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