Norovirus 101: Overview and Updates for the "Perfect Pathogen"
Human norovirus continues to be the leading cause of foodborne illness in the U.S. and the majority of known outbreaks occur in retail and food service establishments. In this webinar, attendees will gain a better understanding of norovirus, including a basic overview of its structure and characteristics, considerations for control in food handling settings, and an update on some of the latest research and scientific advancements.
September 22, 2020
2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT
Chip Manuel, PhD
Food Safety Science Advisor
GOJO Industries, Inc.
Dr. Chip Manuel is a food safety science advisor for GOJO Industries, Inc. In this role, he conducts food safety-related research with the intent to improve public health, serves as a food safety microbiology subject matter expert for internal and external stakeholders, and represents GOJO Industries at conferences as a thought leader in food safety. Prior to joining GOJO Industries, Dr. Manuel served as a food microbiologist with Diversey, Inc.
Dr. Manuel’s academic background includes a bachelor of science in food science from Clemson University, a master of science in animal science from Colorado State University, and doctoral degree in food science from North Carolina State University. He is the author of several peer-reviewed manuscripts, primarily focusing on the control of two important foodborne pathogens: Listeria monocytogenes and norovirus. Dr. Manuel has received numerous awards recognizing his achievements in food safety, including awards from the International Association for Food Protection, AOAC International, and the Institute of Food Technologists.
Matthew Moore, PhD
Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Matthew Moore is an assistant professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his bachelor of science in food science from Cornell University and his doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus at North Carolina State University. After some time as a postdoctoral research scholar in the Jaykus Lab, Dr. Moore became an ORISE postdoctoral fellow in the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the supervision of Dr. Jason Folster and Dr. Jean Whichard. He has been lucky to intern at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Eastern Regional Research Center under the supervision of Dr. Xuetong Fan, as well as at bioMerieux.
Dr. Moore is currently teaching a food microbiology undergraduate writing class and a biosensors and pathogen detection journal club. His research focuses on applied and environmental virology. He has published 27 works in peer-reviewed journals, was on the editorial board of a textbook (Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Pathogens, 2019, Elsevier), and has delivered numerous invited talks at national and international venues such as Sweden, India, South Korea, China, and Thailand.