Genomic Epidemiology Ontology

Working together to develop a more comprehensive controlled vocabulary for infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations

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Just published: our article on contextual data for improved food safety and surveillance

GenEpiO and FoodOn harmonize important laboratory, clinical and epidemiological data fields, as well as existing food resources, to support Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)-based tracking and control foodborne disease. See how in a Special Topics Frontiers in Microbiology, “Game Changer: Next Generation Sequencing and its Impact on Food Microbiology” article.

Article: Context Is Everything: Harmonization of Critical Food Microbiology Descriptors and Metadata for Improved Food Safety and Surveillance
Find it here: https://goo.gl/LNrbhh

FoodOn is at the SeedsAndChips.com conference!

Attend the “Semantic Web of Food” session on Monday May 8th in Milan and hear the latest about FoodOn!

March 9, 2017: The FoodOn ontology alpha is launched!

After many months of work the new FoodOn farm to fork food ontology Alpha has been launched on GitHub at: http://foodontology.github.io/foodon. This ontology feeds into GenEpiO in a few ways – by providing lists of plant and animal foods implicated in outbreaks or for routine sampling, as well as more detailed descriptors about how food products are preserved, cooked, or otherwise handled.

Launching the GenEpiO project website and consortium

The GenEpiO Project website has been launched! The site aims to provide a focal point for information about the GenEpiO project and associated GenEpiO consortium information. We look forward to working with all consortium members.