Center for Food Safety Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) on FRhk Cells Spiral plating Salmonella on to XLT4 and TSA plates Next Generation Genome Sequecing Platform
Dr. Fereidoun Forghani from Iran received his Ph.D. in Food Science and Biotechnology from Kangwon National University in South Korea in 2015. After graduation he came to University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and has now joined our team in the Center for Food Safety in Dr. Francisco Diez-Gonzalez’s laboratory. Dr. Forghani will be primarily working on assessing the ability of E. coli to survive low water activity conditions during storage in food. Also, the thermal tolerance of E. coli serotypes will be studied in this project.
Congratulations Dr. Henk
Born in Armadale, Australia and raised in the Netherlands, Dr. Henk den Bakker obtained his PhD in 2005 in mycology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. After obtaining his PhD, Dr. Den Bakker worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Teresa Pawlowska and later as a research associate in the lab of Dr. Martin Wiedmann at Cornell University. His work at Cornell University involved population genetics and genomics of fungi, foodborne pathogens and spoilage organisms. In 2014, Dr. Den Bakker moved to Texas Tech University to work as an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics and Population modeling. At the Center for Food Safety Dr. Den Bakker will continue his research on the genomics of bacteria, in particular bacterial foodborne pathogens. His research program consists of three pillars: (i) Algorithm and software development, (ii) the use of genomics approaches to infer aspects of the biology of pathogens (e.g., population genetics, epidemiology, ecology and (the evolution of) host-pathogen interactions) and (iii) the implementation of genomics approaches in applications in animal and public health settings.
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Hyeon JY, Deng X. 2017. Rapid detection of Salmonella in raw chicken breast using real-time PCR combined with immunomagnetic separation and whole genome amplification. Food Microbiol. 2017 May;63:111-116.
Impact of distillers grain solids (DGS) and seasonality on the prevalence of Escherichia coli O157 at an abattoir in the U. S. Upper Midwest
Article reference: online:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09712119.2017.1288628