Ed Haynes

Fera Science

How to Use Whole Genome Sequencing for Food Safety

Recent news stories show the potential impact of food safety scares on consumer behavior. As such, effective screening of food pathogens and bacterial contaminations is the key to ensure customer safety and satisfaction. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a cutting-edge technique used to identify the source and trace the route of bacterial contamination, allowing food manufacturers to find the cause of the problem and ensure it is dealt with properly. It is considered an essential tool in the protection of the integrity of the UK’s food supply chains. In this video seminar, Dr. Ed Haynes describes how WGS can be used in your laboratory to identify, contain and prevent any bacterial contamination.

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Ed Haynes

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Dr. Ed Haynes is a specialist in bacteria genomics and epidemiology. More
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Ed Haynes

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Ed has previously studied the genomics and epidemiology of a bacterial disease affecting honey bees, using genomic data to develop a typing scheme for the causative pathogen that is now in routine use in the National Bee Unit. His other expertise is in genomic epidemiology of foodborne pathogens of humans, and he has an interest in microbial community analyses, for example, in relation to untargeted pathogen detection.