Webinar: A Whole Genome Sequencing Primer – WGS 101
Dr. Wiedmann, a recognized expert in the research community, presents the first webinar in the series on January 23rd, 2020. He will kick off the series by sharing basic elements of WGS along with insights on the current and potential use of WGS for food safety purposes across regulatory agencies, academia and the food industry. Dr. Wiedmann will also discuss considerations for industry implementation of WGS tools and data, as well as the important opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Cornell University
Date: January 23, 2020 at 11am Pacific Time
Whole Genome Sequencing Webinar Series:
Brought to you by: American Bakers Association, American Frozen Food Institute, Chilled Food Association, Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association, National Turkey Federation, North American Meat Institute, Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association, Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Produce Association, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association and Western Growers Association.
This series contains five different webinar topics surrounding Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) occurring once a month from January to May of 2020. WGS is an increasingly valuable tool with a broad scope of applications from food safety management and surveillance to outbreak investigations. The series starts by exploring the basics of WGS and how this tool applies to food safety management. In later months, the topic will evolve into sequencing protocols, case studies, regulatory applications and novel applications of the next generation of WGS such as metagenomics.