Monday, August 1, 2016: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
231-232 (America's Center - St. Louis)
Primary Contact: Byron Chaves
Organizers: Byron Chaves and Divya Jaroni
Convenors: Byron Chaves and Pushpinder Kaur LittMetagenomics and transcriptomics can be useful tools to study the ecology of foodborne pathogens on the farm. They can help us understand the critical control points at the pre-harvest level, thereby aiding in the development and implementation of control measures. On-farm food pathogen ecology is an under-researched area and limitations due to the complex environmental matrices complicate it further. The symposium will discuss the use of molecular techniques, especially metagenomics and transcriptomics, to study microbial ecology and host-pathogen interactions at the pre-harvest level. The objective of this symposium is to discuss the use, applications, and limitations of current techniques commonly used to study molecular ecology as it relates to food safety.
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