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Fund Helps Innovation Reach the Marketplace | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is used for the development and advancement of ideas and discoveries at NC State.

 

Food scientists & food safety specialist, Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus, is among the winners of the Channelor's Innovation Fund competition for 2012.

 

Her multidisciplinary team is currently researching foodborne noroviruses, funded by the largest food safety grant USDA has ever awarded -- $25 million.

 

They hope to improve understanding of the pathogen, develop better diagnostic tools, and improve prevention of norovirus infection and the human health risk it poses, among other goals.

 

You can read more here:

http://www.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/bulletin/2011/08/nullifying-norovirus/

 

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Is Norovirus, a food borne pathogen? Conversation with Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D.

"Is Norovirus, a food borne pathogen? with Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D., Professor, Food Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCState University, Raleigh, NC"

 

In this YouTube audio interview on the AME Food Testing Show (about 38 minutes long), Dr. Jaykus explains the research goals of her team, funded by a $25 million USDA grant --  USDA's largest ever for food safety.

 

Dr. Jaykus leads the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture Food Virology Collaborative, which consists of more than 30 collaborators from academia, industry and government who will focus on enhanced understanding, surveillance and control of food-borne human noroviruses, with the ultimate goal of reducing the burden of food-borne disease and the human suffering it causes.

 

Dr. Jaykus explains that Norovirus biology differs from that of bacteria, presenting unique challenges in detection, deactivation, and infection prevention.

 

Find more here:

http://www.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/bulletin/2011/08/nullifying-norovirus/

 

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