Edward has previously studied the genomics and epidemiology of a bacterial disease of honey bees, using genomic data to develop a typing scheme for the causative pathogen that is now in routine use in the National Bee Unit.
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Edward's other capabilities are in genomic epidemiology of foodborne
pathogens of humans, and he has an interest in microbial community
analyses, for example in relation to untargeted pathogen detection.
More broadly within the sequencing team there is considerable expertise
in plant pathology, including untargeted detection of novel viruses and
genomics of bacterial and fungal pathogens of plants. We also have
experience with analysis of microbial populations from a range of
environments, including foodstuffs, soils, faeces and water.
With a large range of testing abilities, our multi-disciplinary approach gives an overall view of any food issue you may be facing, providing you with the complete information you need to make the strong decisions needed to address these issues.
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Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.
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OriGen uses state-of-the-art Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to identify
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