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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Webinar: The Science of Whole Genome Sequencing: An Overview for the Food Industry
Next generation sequencing and bioinformatics are changing our understanding of the role of comparative food microbiology, from isolate identification and strain discrimination, to more detailed genomic analysis aimed at predicting the antibiotic resistance or pathogenicity. In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Jacobs, will review the technical and logistical fundamentals of implementing end-to-end sequencing and bioinformatics analysis protocols for routine food testing and surveillance. He will also discuss the challenges in constructing and interpreting phylogenetic trees used for strain typing and outbreak surveillance. The presentation will summarize important differences in sequencing platforms, bioinformatics analysis platforms, common pitfalls encountered by newcomers, and critical requirements for building a cost-effective genomics capability that serves the needs of the organization and their stakeholders.
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Jacobs - Director of Global Product Management and Genomic Analysis at QIAGEN
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2PM EST
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.