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Cracking the Code: Using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to Connect Foodborne Outbreaks

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Topics Covered

1. Understanding WGS Basics

  • Introduction to Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS).
  • Overview of WGS Applications.

2. Tracing Outbreak Sources with WGS

  • How WGS Helps Identify Outbreak Origins.

3. Genetic Analysis in Epidemiology

  • Deciphering Genetics in Outbreak Investigations.
  • Analyzing SNP Distances and WGS Dendrograms.

4. Interpreting WGS Insights

  • Extracting Meaningful Information from WGS.
  • Recognizing WGS Limitations.

5. The Statistics Used by Regulatory Agencies

6. Addressing WGS Abuse in Epidemiology

  • Potential Misuse of WGS Data.
  • Considering Assumptions’ Impact on Findings.

7. Key Questions for Effective Outbreak Analysis

Webinar Length

1 hour with Q&A to follow


Meet the Instructor

Dr. Sam Myoda

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