SECOND ERC GRANT !
Prof. Wolf, who was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in 2011, is now awarded a
ERC Proof of Concept grant (http://erc.europa.eu/erc-funded-projects). The project aims at further developing the BioBox, which successfully
identified Pollens in the countryside and marine aerosol during the Planet Solar-Deepwater campaign, in order to detect and identify bacteria in air.
The new system will then be tested in actual conditions, namely operation rooms and clean rooms for immunodeficient patients at the HUG (Hopital Universitaire de Geneve). This approach would provide a quantitative probability of detecting a specific pathogen (for instance multiple resistant bacteria such as MRSA)
to the healthcare and safety personal