Canada Partnering Award: Advancement of Genomic Tools to Study the Foodborne Transmission of Listeria monocytogenes

Lead Research Organisation: Quadram Institute Bioscience
Department Name: Microbes in the Food Chain

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Publications

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Description Canada - UK Coalition on Listeria Genomics 
Organisation Government of Canada
Department Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have assembled a multidisciplinary coalition of Canadian and UK experts that will seek to refine informatic tools and share ideas to address specific gaps on how Listeria genome and metagenome data are analysed. Our partnership will focus on finding and understanding the microbiota and genetic traits associated with biocide resistance, the formation of biofilms, and the transmission of Listeria through the food chain. The ideas and tools developed in this project will be presented and discussed with food safety stakeholders to aid in their impact. As co-chair of the coalition, we have organised and hosted a two-day project launch meeting that was held virtually between project participants. We devised a pre-event survey to identify broad research themes of interest, have synthesised the results of that survey for discussion during the launch meeting, and we have subsequently prepared and distributed summaries of that launch meeting.
Collaborator Contribution Project partners have attended and participated in our November 2021 virtual launch meeting and during the pre-event activities to identify research themes that promote the application of genomic sciences towards food safety challenges. The project co-chair from Canada and an early career researcher from their team co-developed: a pre-event survey to identify broad research themes of interest, have synthesised the results of that survey for discussion during the launch meeting, and have subsequently prepared and distributed summaries of that launch meeting.
Impact Disciplines: microbiology, public health, bioinformatics, food safety, epidemiology Outputs: project launch meeting summary of proposed research themes that promote the application of genomic sciences towards food safety challenges.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Canada - UK Coalition on Listeria Genomics 
Organisation Government of Canada
Department Health Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have assembled a multidisciplinary coalition of Canadian and UK experts that will seek to refine informatic tools and share ideas to address specific gaps on how Listeria genome and metagenome data are analysed. Our partnership will focus on finding and understanding the microbiota and genetic traits associated with biocide resistance, the formation of biofilms, and the transmission of Listeria through the food chain. The ideas and tools developed in this project will be presented and discussed with food safety stakeholders to aid in their impact. As co-chair of the coalition, we have organised and hosted a two-day project launch meeting that was held virtually between project participants. We devised a pre-event survey to identify broad research themes of interest, have synthesised the results of that survey for discussion during the launch meeting, and we have subsequently prepared and distributed summaries of that launch meeting.
Collaborator Contribution Project partners have attended and participated in our November 2021 virtual launch meeting and during the pre-event activities to identify research themes that promote the application of genomic sciences towards food safety challenges. The project co-chair from Canada and an early career researcher from their team co-developed: a pre-event survey to identify broad research themes of interest, have synthesised the results of that survey for discussion during the launch meeting, and have subsequently prepared and distributed summaries of that launch meeting.
Impact Disciplines: microbiology, public health, bioinformatics, food safety, epidemiology Outputs: project launch meeting summary of proposed research themes that promote the application of genomic sciences towards food safety challenges.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Canada - UK Coalition on Listeria Genomics 
Organisation Public Health Agency of Canada
Department National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have assembled a multidisciplinary coalition of Canadian and UK experts that will seek to refine informatic tools and share ideas to address specific gaps on how Listeria genome and metagenome data are analysed. Our partnership will focus on finding and understanding the microbiota and genetic traits associated with biocide resistance, the formation of biofilms, and the transmission of Listeria through the food chain. The ideas and tools developed in this project will be presented and discussed with food safety stakeholders to aid in their impact. As co-chair of the coalition, we have organised and hosted a two-day project launch meeting that was held virtually between project participants. We devised a pre-event survey to identify broad research themes of interest, have synthesised the results of that survey for discussion during the launch meeting, and we have subsequently prepared and distributed summaries of that launch meeting.
Collaborator Contribution Project partners have attended and participated in our November 2021 virtual launch meeting and during the pre-event activities to identify research themes that promote the application of genomic sciences towards food safety challenges. The project co-chair from Canada and an early career researcher from their team co-developed: a pre-event survey to identify broad research themes of interest, have synthesised the results of that survey for discussion during the launch meeting, and have subsequently prepared and distributed summaries of that launch meeting.
Impact Disciplines: microbiology, public health, bioinformatics, food safety, epidemiology Outputs: project launch meeting summary of proposed research themes that promote the application of genomic sciences towards food safety challenges.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Canada - UK Coalition on Listeria Genomics 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have assembled a multidisciplinary coalition of Canadian and UK experts that will seek to refine informatic tools and share ideas to address specific gaps on how Listeria genome and metagenome data are analysed. Our partnership will focus on finding and understanding the microbiota and genetic traits associated with biocide resistance, the formation of biofilms, and the transmission of Listeria through the food chain. The ideas and tools developed in this project will be presented and discussed with food safety stakeholders to aid in their impact. As co-chair of the coalition, we have organised and hosted a two-day project launch meeting that was held virtually between project participants. We devised a pre-event survey to identify broad research themes of interest, have synthesised the results of that survey for discussion during the launch meeting, and we have subsequently prepared and distributed summaries of that launch meeting.
Collaborator Contribution Project partners have attended and participated in our November 2021 virtual launch meeting and during the pre-event activities to identify research themes that promote the application of genomic sciences towards food safety challenges. The project co-chair from Canada and an early career researcher from their team co-developed: a pre-event survey to identify broad research themes of interest, have synthesised the results of that survey for discussion during the launch meeting, and have subsequently prepared and distributed summaries of that launch meeting.
Impact Disciplines: microbiology, public health, bioinformatics, food safety, epidemiology Outputs: project launch meeting summary of proposed research themes that promote the application of genomic sciences towards food safety challenges.
Start Year 2021