NETTALIS: One Sample-Endless Metadata
Amadou Alpha Sall of Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal will add quantum dots to liquid patient samples for better tracking of results and to store diverse types of information relevant for diagnostics and research that can be retrieved in real-time. They will tag samples using stable semiconductor quantum dots to generate unique signatures that can be read by a mobile-based, lens-free, fluorescence microscope. They will develop algorithms to enhance the efficiency of encoding and decoding the data from the quantum dot signatures, and design a cloud-connected database using commercial infrastructures for sample data storage and retrieval. They will perform a field trial with a local laboratory network and real clinical samples to evaluate sample collection, tracking capability, and ease of use.