Whole Genome Sequencing


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This presentation will bring expertise in novel new applications of next generation sequencing beyond whole genome sequencing, such as metagenomics. Pablo Carrion, Senior Research Quality Scientist at Nestle, will share how Nestle and the industry are pushing the frontiers of technology toward a data oriented food safety approach with these tools. The presentation will detail specific research projects aimed at improving our understanding of food quality, but also overcoming food safety challenges as it pertains to detection, identification and characterization of pathogens in food, food production environment and the broader food supply chain.

January 23, 2020

March 31, 2020

March 17, 2020

Access the recording for A Whole Genome Sequencing Primer – WGS 101 by Dr. Martin Wiedmann.

Access the recording for The Science of Whole Genome Sequencing: An Overview by Dr. Jasna Kovac

The recording for  Whole Genome Sequencing: Regulatory Applications by Dr. Eric Brown

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Whole Genome Sequencing Webinar Series

Register for the Webinar

Use this form to register for the Whole Genome Sequencing in the Industry - Metagenomics and Beyond Webinar.

Thursday, May 28th

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The Entire WGS Series

Use the links below to view the entire Whole Genome Sequencing series.

April, 2020

The recording for Whole Genome Sequencing in the Industry – Case Studies by various speakers.

May, 2020

The recording for  Whole Genome Sequencing in the Industry – Metagenomics and Beyond will be posted here when available.


This series contains five different webinar topics surrounding Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) occurring once a month from January to May of 2020. WGS is an increasingly valuable tool with a broad scope of applications from food safety management and surveillance to outbreak investigations. The series starts by exploring the basics of whole genome sequencing and how this tool applies to food safety management. In later months, the topic will evolve into sequencing protocols, case studies, regulatory applications and novel applications of the next generation of whole genome sequencing such as metagenomics.

THU, MAY 28, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm PST


Pablo Carrion
Senior Research Quality Scientist

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