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March 26, 2020

Webinar Series: Whole Genome Sequencing – Regulatory Applications

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is now commonplace technology in food regulatory agencies. Food and environmental samples are routinely analyzed using WGS techniques. Dr. Eric Brown will discuss the impact of WGS analysis on their public health efforts, not only in outbreak investigations but also in routine monitoring and surveillance programs. This presentation will share information on how the transition to WGS methods has enhanced the ability of public health agencies to respond to risks associated with food pathogens and prevent foodborne illnesses and outbreaks.

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.


Whole Genome Sequencing: Regulatory Applications

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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

Speaker: Dr. Eric BrownDirector of the Division of Microbiology, FDA – Office of Regulatory Science