The continued increased in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing concern, with dire estimates that by 2050 more than 10 million people will die annually from AMR alone.
In Sahand’s open access paper we have developed for the first time optical photothermal infrared (O-PTIR) spectroscopy, coupled with deuterium isotope probing (DIP), for the unequivocal antibiotic profiling of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC).
The exciting aspect is that this approach allows for the detection of AMR at the single-cell level.
Published in the Frontiers in Microbiology Sahand’s first paper features in our Health and Life Science faculty’s #MyFirstPaper campaign. Find out more here.