Date: Dec 31, 2019

Don’t miss your chance to gain insight on Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) during the upcoming WGS Webinar Series launching January 23rd, 2020. WGS is an increasingly valuable tool for the produce industry with a broad scope of applications from food safety management and surveillance to outbreak investigations.

The first webinar will be presented by Dr. Martin Wiedmann, professor at Cornell University and recognized food safety expert in the research community. Dr. Wiedmann 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.

This series will contain five WGS webinars, occurring once a month from January to May. After addressing the basics of WGS, subsequent webinars will focus on sequencing protocols, case studies, regulatory applications and novel applications of the next generation of WGS, such as metagenomics.

This webinar is brought to you by Western Growers in collaboration with the American Bakers Association, American Frozen Food Institute, Chilled Food Association, Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, North American Meat Institute, Peanut and Tree Nut Processors, Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Produce Association, and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.


A Whole Genome Sequencing Primer – WGS 101

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time:  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Speaker: Dr. Martin WiedmannFood Safety Professor, Cornell University


WG Staff Contact

Sonia Salas
Assistant Vice President, Food Safety, Science & Technology

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