I have been working on this initiative all year. The 100K Pathogen Genome Project is a joint collaboration between Agilent Technologies, UC Davis and the FDA to collect and sequence 100,000 pathogen genomes and get the data into a public database. Acquiring this information will allow the rapid molecular identification of food-borne pathogens to vastly improve the security of the food supply, instead of using traditional microbiological methods almost a century old. We are a finalist for the Health and Human Services Innovation award. If you click on the link below, you get to the voting page for People’s choice award. Ours is the center bottom rectangle that says 100K Genome Project. Please go, look around, and if you are impressed, we will take your 5-star vote.
Thanks. It has been a fun ride. I’ll be at the ceremony Sept. 24. Wish us luck!