12.00 – 13.40 CET, 28th March, 2023
What was the aim of the OHEJP Dissemination Webinar: New Tools for Surveillance and Risk Assessment?
This webinar presented and demonstrated tools created within OHEJP projects intended to improve surveillance and risk assessment activities. Information on application and implementation of the tools was provided.
This webinar aimed to target potential users of the tools, both at OHEJP partner institutes and at external institutions.
This webinar included the following presentations:
- MATRIX OH-EpiCap Tool: An evaluation tool for One Health epidemiological surveillance capacities and capabilities from JIP MATRIX. The presentation is available here.
- BeONE ReporTree: a surveillance-oriented tool to strengthen the linkage between pathogen genetic clusters and epidemiological data from JRP BeOne. The presentation is available here.
- INSaFLU-TELEVIR: an open web-based bioinformatics suite for virus metagenomic detection and routine genomic surveillance from JRP TELE-Vir. The presentation is available here.
- New resources for food safety research and innovation: The CARE collection of foodborne bacteria and rStrainSelect, a R-tool for strain selection from JIP CARE. Access the presentations on the CARE collection and rStrainSelect.
Presenters were available for questions and further discussion during and after the webinar.
The webinar was recorded and is available upon request by contacting [email protected]
Dr Joaquin Prada
Joaquin Prada is Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey. With a background in Industrial Engineering, Dr Prada has worked over the last decade in developing mathematical and statistical models for a range of infectious diseases, with the aim of supporting policy decision-making. He has worked across diseases in both humans and animals, from macroparasites, to bacteria and viruses. Dr Prada leads a research group integrating modelling with economic analysis and social sciences to provide more sustainable approaches for disease control and elimination. He has been involved in various OHEJP projects, including coordinating the development of the OH-EpiCap tool online interface. He will be presenting the MATRIX OH-EpiCap Tool.
Dr Verónica Mixão
Verónica Mixão is based at the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal. Verónica is a Biologist with a Master degree in Medical Parasitology and a PhD in Biomedicine. She has a vast experience in the analysis of genomics data and, until recently, her research line was mainly focused on the evolution of emerging yeast pathogens. In 2021, she joined the Genomics and Bioinformatics Unit of the Portuguese National Institute of Health as a postdoctoral researcher in the frame of the “One Health European Joint Program”. Since then, she has also been actively involved in the genomics analyses of foodborne bacterial pathogens and the development of bioinformatics solutions tackling some of the existing gaps in the genomics surveillance field. ORCID: 0000-0001-6669-0161. She will be presenting the BeONE ReporTree.
Dr João Dourado Santos
João Dourado Santos is based at the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal. For his PhD, and later also with King Abdullah’s University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia), he worked in rice genomics. This sector is prolific in the production of data, and his work has involved the joint analysis / merger of annotation, passport, and genomic data. His PhD focused on the exploration of large data sets (and developed his interest in summary analysis and visualization). More recently, João has worked with the Portuguese National Health institute (INSA) in order to build, test and deploy an online platform for the processing and analysis of clinical samples. His coding experience is primarily in bash and python, R when required, and since 2016 most of his work has been conducted on Linux environments and computing grids. Despite the background emphasis on Big Data, João’s real interest lies in its accessibility and use. He is motivated by the development of infrastructures and tools of use to other analysts, and of visualizations and web applications that facilitate decision making. He will be presenting INSaFLU-TELEVIR.
Dr Michel Yves Mistou
Michel Yves Mistou (PhD, HDR) is research director at INRAE (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment). A microbiologist and biochemist by training, his scientific interests focus on the genomic exploration of bacterial biodiversity in the MaIAGE unit (Mathematics and computer science applied to the genome and environment). He is in charge of the INRAE network of Biological Resources Centers dedicated to conservation and valorisation of microorganisms of agronomical values and of the microbial pillar of AgroBRC-RARe, the French national Research Infrastructure for biological resources of agronomical and environmental interest. He represents France in the pan-European Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure, MIRRI-ERIC. He was previously (2014-2019) the head of the Foodborne Pathogens Department of ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety) conducting epidemiological surveillance and characterization of microbiological food contaminants. He is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in the fields of food microbiology and pathogenesis, enzymology, bacterial physiology, proteomics, genetics and genomics. He will be presenting the CARE Collection.
Dr Laurent Guillier
Laurent Guillier works at Risk Assessment Department in ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety). His main research interest is to understand the causes of foodborne diseases and what can be done to reduce the disease burden. This area benefits from the synthesis of microbial genomics, statistical/mathematical methods, predictive microbiology as well as conventional food microbiology and epidemiology techniques. He will be presenting rStrainSelect tool.