Next-Generation Sequencing for Food Pathogen Traceability - Presentations

14th April, 2014 


Over 100 people recently attended the latest in the Institute's series of high level workshops focused on policies that have led to the implementation of a next-generation sequencing network for food pathogen traceability.

Co-hosted with the UCD Centre for Food Safety and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, leading international experts described and shared their experience from challenges arising from implementing the next-generation sequencing technology to real-time outbreak investigations.

Copies of the presentations on the day can be downloaded below. We hope to have a video file of the presentations available very soon.

Building a National NGS Surveillance Network for Foodborne Pathogens.: Dr. Steven Musser, Deputy Centre Director Scientific Operations, U.S. Food and Drug   Administration, Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park, Maryland, USA. 

Case Studies in Molecular Epidemiology: Source Tracking Salmonella.  Dr. Eric W. Brown, Director Division of Microbiology, U.S. Food and Drug Administration,   Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Maryland, USA.

Bioinformatics Tools and Pipelines for Real-Time Pathogen Surveillance. Dr. Errol Strain, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centre for Food Safety and Applied   Nutrition, College Park, Maryland, USA.

Illumina and the FDA experience – Applying MiSeq to Pathogen Tracing  Ms. Susan Knowles, Senior Market Manager, Market Development, Illumina, Inc., Hayward,   California, USA

What could you do with a 10Kb read? : SMRT sequencing for de novo bacterial assembly and methylation analysis.  Mr. Steve Picton, Director, Business Development - Europe at Pacific Biosciences, Lancaster,   UK.

Bioinformatics Applications for Microbial Comparative Genomics, Gene Expression Studies and Integrated Data Analysis. Mr. Robert Stones, The Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York, UK.

An Irish Experience of Whole Genome Sequencing and a Food Borne Outbreak.   Dr. Matthew McCusker, UCD Centre for Food Safety, University College Dublin, Belfield,  Dublin, Ireland.