Cardiff University Seminar with Rob Kingsley, 3rd June 2021

Join Cardiff University School of Medicine on Thursday 3 June 13:00 – 14:00pm UK time for the next in their series of science semimars. 
Rob Kingsley is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of East Anglia and a Group Leader at the Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, leading a research programme that combines bioinformatics, genomics, molecular microbiology and models of infection to investigate the evolution of interactions between pathogens, the environment and the host. His group investigates naturally occurring variation of bacterial pathogens to predict the function and evolutionary history of genes important to disease, drug resistance and phage sensitivity.
Rob will give the Cardiff University School of Medicine Science Seminar on Thursday 3rd June 1pm UK time. This is a public lecture aimed at a non-specialist audience. The attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions after the talk. Zoom link will be sent closer to date.

Salmonella Variants of Interest and Concern.

Salmonella Typhimurium is one of the most common non-typhoidal Salmonella serotypes associated with human, livestock and wild animal infections globally. It is the prototypical Salmonella serotype studied widely in research labs around the world. Its presence in numerous animal species led to the wide held belief that this was a monomorphic broad host range serotype, a contrast to some serotypes that are restricted to one or a small number of hosts. Genomic epidemiology is now revealing a more nuanced picture of this pathogen, where new variants are continually evolving, leading to epidemics with new characteristics that in some cases result in altered pathogenicity and risk to food safety. Insights into the evolution of S. Typhimurium highlights the moving target that Salmonella presents to intervention strategies aimed at excluding it from the food chain, how medical and agriculture practice and policy drives evolution of new variants and presents opportunity to improve risk assessment and guide intervention strategies

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