Science Session II – New Technologies & Approaches in Microbiota Research for Managing Food Safety

Thursday 10 January 2019

11:00 am – 1:00 pm |  Location: Dunes 3

Objective: This session will examine innovations in food safety employing transformational technologies and approaches in animal microbiota research to combat pathogens in the food supply impacting human health.


Michael P. Doyle, PhD

Retired Regent’s Professor of Food Microbiology, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia

Michael's Bio

F. Kerr Dow, PhD

Vice President, Research and Development Cargill R&D Global Shared Capabilities

Kerr's Bio


Noelle Noyes, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

The Science of Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance in the Microbiome

Noelle's Bio

Peter Gerner-Smidt, MD, DSc

Chief of the Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

An Emerging Technology: The Use of Next Generation Sequencing for Improving Food Safety

Peter's Bio

Robin Anderson, PhD

Research Microbiologist, USDA-ARS

Innovative Treatments Enhancing the Functionality of Animal Microbiome to Improve Quality and Microbiological Safety of Foods Produced from Animals

Robin's Bio

Each talk is expected to be 25 minutes, with an additional few minutes for Q&A immediately after each talk.  Additional questions may be posed during the concluding panel discussion.