JOIN US @ ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston for our Special Symposium

Industrial Metagenomics – Large Scale Analysis for Food Safety
Supported by UC Davis, IBM, Mars, Inc. and Bio-Rad
6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center,
Grand Ballroom West

Christopher Elkins PhD; Supervisory Microbiologist, FDA
Kristen Beck, PhD; Researcher, Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, IBM Research, Almaden Research Center


Mapping microbiome data to predict food safety risks
Jose Clemente PhD; Department of Genomics & Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY

A new method for rapid, culture-free whole genome assembly from mixed microbial communities
Ivan Liachko, PhD; Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Metagenomics in the beef processing chain
Noelle Noyes, PhD; Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Using metaRNAseq in the food chain for microbial hazards
Bart Weimer, PhD; School of Veterinary MedicineDepartment of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California – Davis, Davis, CA

From Metagenomics to Epidemiology, the molecular diversity of life
James Kaufman, PhD; Manager, Public Health Research, IBM Research, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA

Overview: The program will highlight the microbial ecology of foods as they relate to food safety and microbial diversity in the micro biome.  Speakers will discuss technical aspects of defining the microbiome using metRNAseq to determine microbe ID, function, and forensic assessment of hazards in the food supply.


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