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When: 05/28/2020
2:00pm ET
Where: United States
Contact: 301-365-2521

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Webinar Series: Whole Genome Sequencing

This presentation will bring expertise in novel new applications of next generation sequencing beyond whole genome sequencing, such as metagenomics. Pablo Carrion, Senior Research Quality Scientist at Nestle, will share how Nestle and the industry are pushing the frontiers of technology toward a data oriented food safety approach with these tools. The presentation will detail specific research projects aimed at improving our understanding of food quality, but also overcoming food safety challenges as it pertains to detection, identification and characterization of pathogens in food, food production environment and the broader food supply chain.

Speaker: Pablo Carrion, Senior Research Quality Scientist, Nestle

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.

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