GMI promotes a global debate and update on the use of Next Generation Sequencing in support of microbiology, synergy of food industry, public health, and the environment combined.
The GMI10 meeting was held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 15-17 May 2017. More than 100 participants from 12 countries attended this meeting. The annual meeting was an attempt to reach out to scientists, regulators and relevant industries in developing countries, and raise awareness about the potential specific benefits of WGS in countries where public health and microbiological labs are developing rapidly. It focused on the impact of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) on food safety management within a One Health Framework.
JIFSAN has been working closely with FDA and other organizations to provide WGS courses to train laboratory and bioinformatics scientists on the application of WGS to food safety. Dr. Jianghong Meng, Director of JIFSAN, had several discussions with government and industry partners on WGS collaborations at the meeting.
An upcoming WGS course will be offered at JIFSAN on September 25-29, 2017.