S18 Emerging Technologies for Detection and Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens

Tuesday, July 30, 2013: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Ballroom B (Charlotte Convention Center)
Primary Contact: Byron Brehm-Stecher
Organizers: Byron Brehm-Stecher and Arun Bhunia
Convenors: Byron Brehm-Stecher and Arun Bhunia
Traditional means for microbial detection can no longer match the pace and reach of today's food processing and distribution networks. Rapid detection of pathogens in foods has never been more important. Emerging sensor and detector techniques may provide timely and actionable information useful in lessening the human and economic burdens levied by foodborne disease. This symposium features presentations on novel optical, spectroscopic and electrochemical technologies for pathogen detection, some of which are amenable to high-throughput, multivalent screening of foods. Benefits and challenges of these new methods and their comparison with existing techniques will be discussed. Label-free approaches and the advantages of novel bioaffinity ligands will be highlighted.


8:30 AM
Bacterial Rapid Detection Using Optical Light Scattering Technology (BARDOT)
Arun Bhunia, Purdue University
9:00 AM
Raman Biosensors for Multiplex Screening of Food Pathogens
Chenxu Yu, Iowa State University
9:30 AM
Hyperspectral Imaging for Detecting Foodborne Pathogens
Seung-Chul Yoon, U.S. Department of Agriculture-ARS
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Conductiometric Biosensors for Food Safety
Evangelyn Alocilja, Michigan State University
11:00 AM
Flow Cytometry for Rapid Detection of Foodborne Pathogens
Byron Brehm-Stecher, Iowa State University
11:30 AM
Novel Bioaffinity Ligands for Pathogen Detection
Joshua Uzarski, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research
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