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Pathogen Characterisation


Dear All,

MEFOSA cordially invites you to attend a workshop on:

Pathogen Characterisation:

Towards New Paradigms in Risk Assessment

In Collaboration with UCD and Key Note Address by Dr Ewen Todd/MSU


“Despite efforts to reduce foodborne illness, outbreaks from Salmonella, Campylobacter, enteropathogenic E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Vibrio, and Shigella continue to occur worldwide. The recent E. coli O104:H4 outbreaks in Europe highlights the need for this approach as it was determined that genetic exchange led to a chimeric genome that was far more pathogenic than either of the other two organisms.” 100K /UCD


The workshop will take place on Thursday 13h, 2012, from 15h00 to 17h00, At MEFOSA Offices – Hamra -Beirut

Workshop's Highlights:(Public health monitoring ;Genetic evolution ; Novel solutions in the management of foodborne disease;Pulse net ;Sequencing & 100K project)


SESSION I               15h00-16h15:  

1:Atef Idriss/MEFOSA: MENA Pathogen concerns

2:Dr Ewen Todd /MSU : Opening Remarks

3:Dr Bart Weimer/UCD: Genomics Inegration and 100k(Recorded Webinar)

4:UCD/Dr Bart Weimer: Q/A live session with

Break                       16h15-16h30

  SESSION II                 16h30-16h45: 

Dr Ghassan Zehri/LU: Genomics and Risk Assessment for MENA Exporting Industries

Eng Mohamad Kansoun/MEFOSA: Presenation on Karver + Shock for GMP on perishable foods(Tahini) & food defense .

Discussion              16h45-17h00


A fee of 100$ per attendee will be collected to cover the expenses of this event

And a certificate of completion shall be issued upon attending;

To confirm please call MEFOSA: 01/745744, Mobile: 70/913590, Fax 01/739986, or send by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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