Digital in-line holographic Microscopy

Digital holographic microscopy (DHM) is a powerful tool for 3D label-free tracking of microscopic particles and organisms. The current implementation of it in our lab is under construction (postdoc wanted!). We will use it to measure the trajectories of swimming bacteria, yielding quantitative information on their swimming speed and how often they change direction, with an eventual focus on their swimming characteristics immediately prior to surface attachment and biofilm nucleation.