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UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series: Application of MALDI-TOF MS technology for the Rapid Typing of Foodborne Bacteria of Public Health Importance

Guest speaker: Irshad Sulaiman, Research Microbiologist, FDA

Hosted by Dr. Ynes Ortega, Associate Professor

About Irshad Sulaiman: Dr. Irshad Sulaiman has been involved in the area of biomedical research focusing on the control and prevention of human-pathogenic microorganisms for over three decades. He has obtained his PhD degree from Delhi University. Since 2008, Dr. Sulaiman has been working with FDA Atlanta Lab. Prior to that he has worked with the CDC for eleven and half years and a year with the Medical College of Georgia. His major focus is characterization of various emerging infectious pathogens isolated from waterborne, foodborne, and airborne outbreaks, consumer complaints,  sporadic cases, and environmental surveillance samples, at the molecular level (gene/genome) of public health importance. He has developed many novel molecular diagnostic methods, described several new species and genotypes, and published over 97 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has also contributed for 7 Book Chapters, 145 Meeting Abstracts, and more recently edited two reference books in his area of expertise.  

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