Exploiting SERS with portable instruments for seawater & in situ seafood assessment

Now available for on demand viewing.

This event was originally broadcast on April 11, 2017 and is now available for on demand viewing.

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Webcast Description:

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has gained a multidisciplinary applicability as an ultrasensitive, fast, and increasingly accessible spectroscopic technique due to its unique ability to provide rich and meaningful information on complex composition and processes from biological or environmental micro- or macro-samples. This webcast will present several examples of successful SERS with portable Raman in solving significant issues on aquaculture in oligotrophic seawater, including recording and understanding SERS signal from the interface between silver nanoparticles and photosynthetic microorganisms or edible seafood.

Presented by:


Dr. Simona Cinta Pinzaru
Senior researcher
Biomolecular Physics Department of Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca

Dr. Simona Cinta Pinzaru is associate professor of Optical spectroscopy, Optoeletronics and Applied Spectroscopy at the Biomolecular Physics Department of Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She earned her doctoral degree in physics in 1998 at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, jointly coordinated at Bayerische-Julius Maximilians University, Würzburg, Germany. Her research interest and publications (ResearchID: A-4543-2011, orcid.org/0000-0001-8016-4408; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simona_Cinta_Pinzaru) cover physical chemistry, optical nanosensing, nano-bio interface, SERS spectroscopy, nanotechnology for medicine, applied Raman spectroscopy techniques in biomedical, pharmaceutical and environmental fields. As senior researcher in the framework of Marie Curie program of Ministry of Science, Education. and Sports Croatia, she recently carried out a research project (acronym JADRANSERS, meaning „Adriatic SERS”) assessing the translation of the linear Raman spectroscopy techniques for the aquaculture sector for the first time.

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