2023 IFSH High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) Symposium

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2023 IFSH High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) Symposium

May 31 - June 1, 2023


We look forward to your attendance at our 6th IFSH High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) Symposium to be held at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, Illinois.

The topic this year will be Food Safety, HTS, Big Data and Data Sharing.

Synopsis: In the 6th installment of our annual HTS symposiums, our prominent guest speakers from the biotech enterprises, academia, government agencies, food industry, laboratory and consulting/analytical companies, will present and discuss the latest updates on HTS, its many applications and the benefits and challenges of implementing and using HTS in their organizations. Our colleagues in the FDA, CDC and USDA FSIS will provide insight into how the utilization and implementation of HTS in their organizations for nearly a decade have improved food safety and human health in the U.S. and beyond. In addition, the attendees and participants in this meeting will learn about and share their knowledge and experience with the special topic of this year’s HTS symposium, ‘big data’. We will explore what big data is, what its values are, how it is produced, collected, stored, maintained, and integrated with the data from other sources, and how it is analyzed and visualized in order to lead us to the best course of action. Our panel of experts, one from the agencies and the other from the food industry, will discuss the important issue of data sharing, its necessity and importance, and the real and perceived obstacles that hinder it.

Our list of speakers this year
CDC: Heather Carleton; Amanda Williams
Clear Labs: Ramin Khaksar
Cornell: Martin Weidman
CosmosID: Manoj Dadlani
FDA: Rebecca Bell; Christopher Grim; Lucas Harrison; Leslie Hinz; Maria Hoffmann; Karen Jarvis; Margaret Kirchner; Jianghong Meng; Ruth Timme
FSIS: Glenn Tillman
IEH: Sam Myoda
Illumina: Logan Silber
Land O'Frost: Matthew Henderson
Mars: Bala Ganesan
Matrix Sciences International: Melanie Neumann
NCBI: William Klimke
Nestle: Daniel Smieszek
Oxford Nanopore: Celina To

Click to view Information Packet and Agenda 

Want to know more about the presenters, click to view Bio_Abstract Packet

Bios and Abstracts Available Soon


Looking forward to seeing you all in person this year!

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