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.
As previously reported in Spotlight, this series contains 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.
The Science of Whole Genome Sequencing: An Overview for the Food Industry
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Jacobs, Director of Global Product Management and Genomic Analysis, QIAGEN
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