The Science of Whole Genome Sequencing: An Overview for the Food Industry
February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Whole Genome Sequencing Webinar Series 2020
Brought to you by: American Bakers Association, American Frozen Food Institute, Chilled Food Association, Consumer Brands Association (formerly GMA), Food Marketing Institute, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, North American Meat Institute, Peanut and Tree Nut Processors, Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Produce Association, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association and Western Growers Association.
Description: 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.