Breath testing solves a major problem with the standard diagnostics for lung infections - access to the infection site.
Breath tests can tell us about clinically-important infection phenotypes, such as antibiotic resistance profiles.
The application of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCxGC) to microbial volatile metabolomes has revealed stunning chemical diversity.
Microbes can smell each other and change their behavior based on which collaborators or competitors they sense in their environment.
We use advanced chromatography and mass spectrometry tools to collect chemical data, and statistical tools to turn the data into information. And when the tools we need aren't available, we develop them.