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Genotyping for Pathogen Tracking

Genotyping is an exciting frontier of foodborne pathogen detection and a powerful tool for identifying the specific strain of a pathogen that is causing an outbreak or contaminating a food production facility. It is used for tracing the source of pathogens, investigating outbreaks, and identifying transient or resident strains in environmental monitoring programs. There are several methods of genotyping available, including Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), Multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and Whole genome sequencing (WGS). Each has its advantages and limitations. This webinar aims to help audiences understand the principles of genotyping methods, their utility, and their applications.

In this 30-minute webinar, Dr. Mo Jia will focus on the following:
✓ Introduction of molecular genotyping technologies
✓ When genotyping is helpful for pathogen tracking
✓ Evaluation of PFGE, MLST, and WGS and how to select a suitable method
✓ Case studies of using genotyping in solving real-world problems

Who Should Attend:

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Anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of pathogen detection and source tracking

Mo Jia, Ph.D.

Dr. Mo Jia is the Laboratory Director of AEMTEK's Modesto Lab. He boasts a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University, where he specialized in research areas related to foodborne pathogens, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Dr. Jia has multiple peer-reviewed publications in meat science, food safety, and virology fields.

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