CSFS Associate Seminars: Dr. Siyun Wang

The CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series presents:

CSFS Associate Seminars

*Online* Nature’s Weapon Against Bacterial Pathogens: Bacteriophages and Their Applications in Agri-Food

About this Seminar

Due to rising concerns associated with antibiotic-resistant pathogens, there are rekindled interests in using bacteriophages due to benefits such as their unique self-replication ability, lack of negative sensory effects and nontoxicity to humans. In this presentation, we will discuss about the past, present and future of bacteriophages. The focus will be on our current research work on using bacteriophages to tackle various food safety and security issues in British Columbia in collaboration with stakeholders from the Agri-Food community.

About the Presenter

Dr. Siyun Wang is an Associate Professor of Food Safety Engineering at UBC and the principal investigator of the Wang Laboratory of Molecular Food Safety. Her research group employs systems biology and Omics approaches to understand the microorganisms that post major threats to food safety, food security and public health. Dr. Wang works with the UBC Farm to develop sustainable strategies for reducing human and plant pathogen contamination of food crops.

Date and Time

Monday, December 7th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. PST

  • 45min Presentation
  • 15min Q&A

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CSFS Associate Seminars are part of the CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series, and are brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.