Dr. Lubov Yu. Brovko
Senior Research Associate, Adjunct Professor at Univ of Guelph
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Publications (7)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging



PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 13, 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5969, Photonic Applications in Biosensing and Imaging
KEYWORDS: Visible radiation, Safety, Photodynamic therapy, Resistance, Microorganisms, Yeast, Picosecond phenomena, Viruses, Liquids, Bacteria

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 12, 2003
Proc. SPIE. 4967, Genetically Engineered and Optical Probes for Biomedical Applications
KEYWORDS: Safety, Tissues, Organisms, Microorganisms, Pathogens, Bioluminescence, In vivo imaging, Natural surfaces, Environmental sensing, Bacteria

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 27, 2000
Proc. SPIE. 3921, Optical Diagnostics of Living Cells III
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Biomedical optics, Green fluorescent protein, Luminescence, CCD cameras, Bioluminescence, In vivo imaging, Signal detection, Information operations, Bacteria

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Conference Committee Involvement (7)
Fluorescence In Vivo Imaging Based on Genetically Engineered Probes: From Living Cells to Whole Body Imaging IV
25 January 2009 | San Jose, California, United States
Small Animal Whole-Body Optical Imaging Based on Genetically Engineered Probes
21 January 2008 | San Jose, California, United States
Small Animal Whole-Body Optical Imaging Based on Genetically Engineered Probes
23 January 2007 | San Jose, California, United States
Genetically Engineered Probes for Biomedical Applications
24 January 2006 | San Jose, California, United States
Genetically Engineered and Optical Probes for Biomedical Applications
25 January 2005 | San Jose, CA, United States
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Course Instructor
SC696: Bioluminescence for Food and Environmental Safety
This course will provide with introduction to basics of bioluminescent methods used for rapid analysis of microbiological quality of food and environmental samples. Bioluminescence-based methods currently are the only methods that allow detection of microorganisms in close to real-time format. These methods are found in applications ranging from high-throughput screening of food and environmental samples for microbiological safety and quality to sophisticated methods that provide more detailed information on the bacterial agents present in the sample including their identification, antibiotic and antimicrobial substances resistance, physiological and metabolic state, spatial distribution in the sample, etc. Basics of bioluminescent systems will be introduced and explained in the course together with principles of their application in microbiological assays. Different formats of bioluminescent methods will be surveyed and discussed in terms of their applicability for the detection of microorganisms. The following tests will be discussed in details: 1) assays for total bacterial counts; 2) hygiene monitoring; 3) identification of microorganisms. Instrumentation and reagents available on the market that are used for these tests will be reviewed beginning with simple hand-held devices intended for field tests followed by automated luminescent plate readers and CCD cameras, pros and cons will be discussed.
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