IMPROVED DETECTION TECHNIQUES FOR FOODBORNE PATHOGENS
Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens
Project Number: 1935-42000-072-01
General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 01, 2008
End Date: Sep 30, 2012
The long-term objectives of this project are to develop, validate, and implement new technologies and systematic approaches for detection of microbial and chemical contamination of foods. Goals will be accomplished by utilizing multi-disciplinary research teams that involve food scientists, microbiologists, molecular scientists, and agricultural, biological, and electrical engineers.
The approach focuses on four main components including separation, detection, identification, and quantification of target microorganisms from food matrices.