Whole Genome Sequencing – Food Safety Implications

Thu. February 2| 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Room B-409

Regulatory agencies and public health authorities have established whole genome sequencing (WGS) as the newest technology for use in addressing threats to public health and enhancing the safety of our nation’s food supply.  This session will provide a basic background on the technology and how it may impact your business.    

Agenda

8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Understanding Whole Genome Sequencing

Haley Oliver, Associate Professor of Food Science, Purdue University

9:00 a.m.- 9:20 a.m.

Whole Genome Sequencing as an Advance for Public Health Surveillance

Dr. John Besser, Deputy Chief, Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:20 a.m.- 9:40 a.m.

Whole Genome Sequencing use in Outbreak Investigations

Dr. Matthew Wise, Outbreak Response Team Lead, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:40 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Industry Implications for WGS

NAMI and USPoultry Staff

Cost: Free

Track: IPPE Free Educational Programs


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Speakers

Dr. John Besser
Dr. John Besser Deputy Chief, Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Role:
Dr. Matthew Wise
Dr. Matthew Wise Outbreak Response Team Lead, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Role:
Haley Oliver
Haley Oliver Associate Professor of Food Science, Purdue University | Role: