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Webinar Series: Molecular Epidemiology and Sequencing Approaches in Public Health (Pt. 3)

May 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoEs) are pleased to announce the third installment of the “Molecular Epidemiology and Sequencing Approaches in Public Health” webinar series. This webinar, titled “hqSNP, wgMLST and the WGS alphabet soup: what epidemiologists need to know, ” will be hosted by Martin Wiedmann from Cornell University on May 24 from 3-4pm ET. By the end of the presentation, participants will understand:

  • The advantages of wgMLST and hqSNP based data analysis approaches
  • Why and how the same raw data can yield different trees
  • How to interpret trees

Registration for the webinar is not required. To access the webinar, please use the following information:

About the Training Series
This project is a multi-mode training on whole genome sequencing (WGS) for health department and agriculture department staff who use WGS data for disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. Online modules and webinars in this training cover the following topics:

  • Basic pathogen genomics
  • Sequencing technologies
  • Genome assembly
  • Sequence comparison and phylogeny
  • Epidemiological inference
  • Phenotypic inference
  • Application of next-generation sequencing in public-health settings

Although the focus of this program will be to provide targeted training for epidemiologists, some of the training may also be appropriate for environmental health professionals and individuals working in public health labs. Most examples covered in the trainings focus on foodborne disease outbreak investigations, non-food (e.g., TB, Legionella, HIV) modules and training activities will also be included. Click for more information about this training.


May 24, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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