Author Archives: WeimerMicroLab

Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers

Contributed by Roberto Torres Helicobacter pylori is a gram negative bacterium which colonizes the human gastric mucosa. In the 1980’s, through biopsies and histological observations, Doctors Robin Warren and Barry Marshall proposed that peptic ulcers were caused by a gastric epithelial infection by a similar Campylobacter bacterium, and now we classify it as Helicobacter. This proposal […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Contributed by Robin Jones Happy Thanksgiving!  As I woke this morning my mind was filled with excitement for the upcoming events of the day.  The oven is already hot and in use, the house is beginning to smell of delicious treats, soon friends will be arriving, and the day will continue with a festive mood.  I […]

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Recently food regulatory agencies have moved to using genomics for regulation

Contributed by Bart C. Weimer, PhD Recently food regulatory agencies have moved to using genomics for regulation. Coupled to that move the FDA announced finalization of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program using the authority extended to them via FSMA. These two major changes impact the food industry in complex ways that bring about the use of genomics for food safety.  […]

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Five-question interviews with the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge finalists

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH BART WEIMER, PH.D., PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS JUNE 29, 2015 This post is part of a series of five-question interviews with the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge finalists. Register for Demo Day on July 7th to see the finalists present their concepts as they compete for the remainder of the $500,000 prize.  Today’s “Five […]

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FDA Food Safety Challenge Demo Days Announced

The FDA Demo Days for the first ever Food Safety Challenge have been announced.  Join us via live webcast on July 7, 2015 to see finalist UC Davis’ team presentation. The starting time is 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)   Please notice the link below to sign in, (meeting ID: 278 279 836, meeting password: 07072015).  Also, for anyone in […]

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