A Webinar Presentation by Dr. Martin Wiedmann
Tuesday November 3, 2015 1 PM – 2 PM Eastern
As the Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) revolution in food safety gains momentum, it is essential for everyone involved in food safety to understand both the basics of this technology, as well as, its already existing and future applications and uses.
Dr. Martin Wiedmann will introduce the rapidly emerging use of WGS for food-borne pathogen sub-typing and will discuss the major improvements this technology provides in our ability to detect food-borne disease outbreaks and determine pathogen sources throughout the food chain. Most importantly, Dr. Wiedmann will provide an expert perspective on the complexities of data interpretation. Even though WGS provides for virtually complete characterization of bacterial isolates with the most resolution compared to previous methods, data interpretation will still be challenging when linking (nearly) identical strains to a common source.
The WGS field is constantly changing and new technologies are rapidly being developed and improved. This webinar will provide critical information that Food Safety professionals need to stay current with advances in the field and will provide a deeper understanding of the significant impact of WGS on food safety today and on other areas such as food spoilage, food authenticity and fraud detection tomorrow.
This is a free webinar, however, registration is required. Click here to sign up today.
Dr. Wiedmann’s article on the subject is available at: www.foodsafetymagazine.com/
Dr. Martin Wiedmann is the Gellert Family Professor of Food Safety at Cornell University and also serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the Field of Food Science and Technology at Cornell.