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Wednesday, 4th December 2013

Starts: 4 December 2013

Professor Seamus Fanning, University College Dublin

Professor Séamus Fanning

University College Dublin

Antibiotic resistance from farm-to-fork and its potential impact on public health: opportunity; power & usage

Professor Fanning was appointed to the Chair of Food Safety & Zoonoses, in September, 2002. He is affiliated to the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science. In addition to his position at UCD, Professor Fanning was recently appointed to the Chair of Food--‐borne Zoonoses at Queens University Belfast (QUB). Having graduated as a Biochemist from University College Cork Professor Fanning was awarded his PhD in Molecular Microbiology. Currently, his research interests include the application of molecular methods to Food Safety focusing on the control of zoonotic/non--‐zoonotic bacteria of importance to human health. A significant part of his work is related to the characterisation of the genetic mechanisms contributing our understanding of how multiple drug resistance emerges in a variety of food--‐borne bacterial pathogens (including Yersinia, Salmonella, Escherichia coli and Campylobacter). 

Professor Fanning is the Director of the UCD-Centre for Food Safety (UCD-CFS) and the WHO-CC. The UCD-CFS has existing and extensive collaborations with the Food Safety Department at Teagasc Food Research Centre –Ashtown along with the US--‐Food & Drug Administration; the US Department of Agriculture, Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) among others. Professor Fanning is a current Editor of the journal Research in Microbiology and is a member of the editorial boards of the following International journals, Applied & Environmental Microbiology; Microbial Drug Resistance; FEMS Microbiology Letters; Foodborne Pathogens & Disease and the Journal of Food Protection

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Redwood 2.60c (NLT)

1.30pm. Refreshments from 1:20pm



Prof Jean-Yves Maillard

Position:Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology
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