Use of LUMINEX and Lateral Flow Devices to Measure Fungal Antigens

The purpose of this project is to undertake development research to apply methods for analyzing proteins from fungi that grow on damp building materials that are antigenic in humans. This will allow the presence of the fungal antigen to be detected in dust samples by methods similar to those used for pregnancy test kits and those used for measuring house dust mite and animal allergens in houses. In this case, such methods are used to aid in the rapid assessment of houses and buildings with potential mould problems and in epidemiology studies. Paracel will benefit by accelerating the development of new products and services for its indoor air quality division. This internship is in partnership with Allergen.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. J. David Miller


Jagdish Gupta


Paracel Laboratories




Construction and infrastructure


Carleton University



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