Contributed by Darwin Bandoy, PhD Candidate
We formally started the USDA Food Safety fellowship with a kick-off meeting. Our proposal is to utilize machine learning to parse the basis for virulence and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella Dublin. This particular strain of Salmonella is notorious for causing systemic infections and uniquely adapted to cattle. The question is why, and we will seek use the state of the art machine learning techniques applied to biological big data.