Transcript of Video from Dr. Bart Weimer, UC-Davis.
“We like to call it the ‘100K Genome Project.’ And it’s a consortium of members from around the world that includes a public, private, government partnership, so that we’re sequencing a hundred thousand, we’re doing the genome sequence of a hundred thousand disease-causing bacteria that are transmitted through food. So that would include bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli. And, we really are seeking world-wide partnerships for lots of groups, including the food industry. We’re also, looking for, you know, national laboratories to, to provide isolates, and other universities around the world who are working on these sorts of bacteria. So for human health, if we focus on one example of antibiotic resistance, it will enable both the veterinary medicine world and the food processing world, in how to better control the bacteria in the food supply, and then how to manage antibiotic usage, both on the farm and in the clinic so that we have less antibiotic resistance coming through. So that’s one example. Another example would be in human health. It will also translate into new diagnostic assays for human health in the clinic so we can detect infections earlier.”