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FRESH Seminars Archive

Presentations in pdf format, when available, are linked here. Audio recordings of presentations from the biweekly FRESH seminar speakers are accessed at the Sponsors Only section (click here). Contact FRI Associate Director Kathleen Glass to request log-in codes.

2005, Sep 1
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2006, Jan 1
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2006, Sep 1
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2007, Jan 1
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2007, Sep 1
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2008, Jan 1
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2008, Sep 1
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2009, Jan 1
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2009, Sep 1
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2009, Sep 22
Food Legislative Reform and Wisconsin
  • Speaker: Steve Ingham, Wisconsin Dept. Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2009, Oct 6
Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP): Implications for Your Intestines
  • Speaker: Mike Collins, Professor, Dept. Pathobiological Sciences, UW-Madison
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2009, Oct 20
Rapid Whole Cell Detection of Salmonella in Fresh Produce
  • Speaker: Byron Brehm-Stecher, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2009, Nov 3
Impacts on the Food Industry from a Foreign Animal Disease Outbreak Response
  • Speaker: Ty J. Vannieuwenhoven, Area Emergency Coordinator, USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services; with Kristin Gunther, Wis. DATCP; Matt Mathison, WMMB
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2009, Nov 17
The Science of Food Allergens: Thresholds, Detection, and Verification
  • Speaker: Mark Moorman, Kellogg Company
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2009, Dec 1
Food Safety Risks in Raw Milk
  • Speaker: Suzanne Gibbons-Burgener, Clinical Assistant Professor, Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
2010, Jan 1
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2010, Jan 26
Use of Pathogen Surrogates for In-Plant Validation of Slaughter and Meat Processing Interventions
  • Speaker: Barbara Ingham, Assoc. Professor, Food Science, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Feb 9
Defining Food Fraud & The Chemistry of the Crime
  • Speaker: John Spink, Assist. Professor, Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection Program, Michigan State University
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Feb 23
Probiotics: The Science Behind a Growing Trend in Functional Foods
  • Speaker: Connie Sindelar, Probiotic Format Development Manager, Danisco USA Inc.
2010, Mar 9
Non-O157 STECs in the Pepperoni Process
  • Speaker: Chuck Kaspar, Professor, FRI and Bacteriology, UW-Madison
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Mar 23
One Shot, Two Kills: Controlling Fungal Dissemination and Toxin Production
  • Speaker: Jae-Hyuk Yu, Assoc. Professor, FRI and Bacteriology, UW-Madison
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Mar 30
Extra FRESH: The Effect of Feeding Distiller's Grains on E. coli O157 Prevalence in Cattle
  • Speaker: Megan Jacob, Graduate Research Assistant/Ph.D. candidate, Dept. Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State Univ.
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Apr 6
Improving the Food Safety of Non-Ready-to-Eat Meals: The Risks and Rewards
  • Speaker: Adam Borger, Microbiologist, Rich Products Corp.
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Apr 20
Animal, Human, and Food Safety: The Emergence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococci
  • Speaker: Faye Hartmann, Instructor, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, May 4
Issues and Alternatives Associated with Natural and Organic Processed Meats
  • Speaker: Joe Sebranek, Professor, Animal Science, Iowa State University
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Sep 1
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2010, Sep 21
Food Law Issues in the 21st Century
2010, Oct 5
Intervention Strategies for a New Enemy: Foodborne Viruses
  • Speaker: Alvin Lee, Director (Microbiology), National Center for Food Safety and Technology
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Oct 19
Food Safety in a Challenging Product Innovation and Marketing World
  • Speaker: Wafa Birbari, Director, Food Safety Research & Development, Sara Lee Corporation
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Nov 2
Indirect Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Antibiotics Is Key in Finding Alternatives for Animal Agriculture
  • Speaker: Mark Cook, Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Nov 16
Establishing Effective Food Protection Practices, Regulations, and Organizations
  • Speaker: Bill Sperber, Cargill, Inc (retired)
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Nov 30
Student Presentations: Effects of Natural Antimicrobials and Nitrite on Clostridium botulinum Toxigenesis in Model Meat Products
  • Speaker: Brandon Wanless, M.S., Microbiology Dept. of Bacteriology and FRI, UW-Madison
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2010, Nov 30
Student Presentations: Use of Toxoplasma gondii as An Immunotherapeutic for Listeria monocytogenes Infection
  • Speaker: Lori Neal, Ph.D. candidate, MDTP Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, UW-Madison
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Jan 1
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2011, Feb 1
Current Views and Efforts Towards Agricultural Sustainability
  • Speaker: Molly Jahn , Professor, Dept. Genetics, Dept. Agronomy, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Feb 15
West Nile Virus: Modeling Human Disease
  • Speaker: Kristen Bernard, Associate Professor, Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Mar 1
Mediating the Switch from Saprotroph to Human Pathogen: Stress Response and Virulence in Listeria monocytogenes
  • Speaker: Kathryn Boor, Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Professor, Department of Food Science, Cornell University
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Mar 22
Emergence and Zoonotic Transmission of a Highly Pathogenic Campylobacter jejuni Clone in the United States
  • Speaker: Qijing Zhang, Professor and Frank Ramsey Endowed Chair, Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Apr 5
Food Safety Challenges in the Retail Industry
  • Speaker: Chuck Seaman, HyVee Food Stores
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Apr 19
Vomitoxin, Friend or Foe?: Molecular Mechanisms of a Common Mycotoxin
  • Speaker: Jim Pestka, Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, May 3
Student Presentations: Growth and Survival Characteristics of Non-O157 Shiga-Toxin Producing E. coli (STEC)
  • Speaker: Thom Mand, M.S. student, Dept. Bacteriology, UW-Madison
2011, May 3
Student Presentations: The Velvet Regulators Bridge Fungal Sporogenesis and Mycotoxin Biosynthesis
  • Speaker: HeeSoo Park, Ph.D. candidate, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
2011, Sep 1
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2011, Oct 4
Innovations in Community and Regional Food Systems
  • Speaker: Steve Ventura, Professor, Soil Science, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Oct 18
Food Complexity and the Dogma of Science
  • Speaker: David Barnes, Director of Research, Standard Process, Inc.
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Nov 1
Prions and the Environment
  • Speaker: Joel Pedersen, Associate Professor, Soil Science, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Nov 15
Challenges Facing the Pet Food Industry
  • Speaker: Eric Morris, Fromm Family Foods
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2011, Nov 29
The Evolution of Rapid Methods from Research Tools to Commercial Application
  • Speaker: Joe Meyer, Covance
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Jan 1
Schedule Spring 2012
2012, Feb 7
Developing a seed potato system for the needs of Midwest organic farmers: A participatory approach
  • Speaker: Ruth Genger, Assistant Researcher, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Feb 23
The Future of Nuclear Power Post-Fukushima"
note: Thursday meeting day
  • Speaker: Michael Corradini, Professor, Nuclear Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Mar 6
Food Manufacturer's Role in Food Safety and Nutrition
  • Speaker: Vivien Sheehan, Kerry Ingredients
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Mar 20
Genomic Analysis of Clostridium botulinum
  • Speaker: Kristin Marshall, Institute for Food Safety and Health (NCFST, IFSH)
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Apr 17
Animal Health, Food Safety, and Organic Livestock Production
2012, May 1
A Large Animal Veterinarian's Perspective on Neonatal Listeriosis
  • Speaker: Keith Poulsen, Research Associate, Pathobiological Sciences, UW-Madison
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Sep 1
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2012, Sep 18
Role of the Environmental Toxin β-N-Methylamino-L-Alanine (BMAA) in Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Speaker: Doug Lobner, Associate Professor, Marquette University
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Oct 2
Seed Production Practices and How They Impact Crop Industrialization
  • Speaker: Amy Charkowski, Associate Professor, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Oct 23
Mechanisms of Listeria monocytogenes Survival in the Macrophage Cytosol
  • Speaker: John-Demian Sauer, Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Nov 6
Natural Products and Calcium: Developing Non-Toxic Treatments for Cancer and Neovascular Diseases
  • Speaker: Arthur Polans, Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Biomolecular Chemistry, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2012, Nov 20
The Bitter, Twisted Truth of the Hop
  • Speaker: David Ryder, MillerCoors
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2013, Jan 1
Schedule Spring 2013
2013, Feb 19
Colonization of Legume Sprouts by Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli O157:H7
  • Speaker: Jean-Michel Ané, Associate Professor, Agronomy, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
2013, Mar 5
Reducing the Risk of Foodborne Illness from Listeria monocytogenes and Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli
  • Speaker: John Luchansky, Research Microbiologist, USDA/ARS-ERRC
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
2013, Mar 19
Recent Advances in Food Allergen Detection
2013, Apr 2
Investigating the Role of Phytophagous Insects in the Multiplication and Persistence of Salmonella enterica on Plants
  • Speaker: Jose Pablo Soto-Arias, Ph.D. student, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison
    2012 FRI E. M. Foster Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship awardee
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2013, Apr 5
Myths and Facts About Modern Meat Production
  • Speaker: Janet Riley, senior vice president of public affairs and member services at the American Meat Institute
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2013, Apr 16
Vegetables and Targeted Human Health Claims: A Case Study in Onion
  • Speaker: Irwin Goldman, Professor, Horticulture, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2013, Apr 30
Molecular Epidemiology of Zoonotic Infections in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Speaker: Tony Goldberg, Professor, Pathobiological Sciences, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
2013, Sep 1
Schedule Fall 2013
2013, Sep 12
Water Sustainability in Australia
  • Speaker: Dr. Simon Toze, Principal Research Scientist, Land and Water Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
    Prelude lecture to the joint IFSH/FRI Water Safety Symposium
    Time and location: 4:15 pm, rm 1163 Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison campus
    more info at: http://www.sage.wisc.edu/news.html
2013, Oct 1
Development of Secure Food Supply Plans in the Event of a Foreign Animal Disease Outbreak
  • Speaker: James Roth, Professor; Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2013, Oct 15
Current and Future Roles of Testing in the Food Industry
  • Speaker: Scott Hood, QRO Global Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, General Mills
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2013, Oct 29
Natural Antimicrobial Peptides for Food Applications and Beyond
  • Speaker: Ahmed Yousef, Professor, Food Science and Technology, Ohio State University
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2013, Dec 3
Expanding the Language of Bacterial Quorum Sensing using Synthetic Ligands (*re-scheduled from Nov. 19*)
  • Speaker: Helen Blackwell, Professor, Chemistry, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
2014, Jan 1
Schedule Spring 2014
2014, Feb 4
Milk Antibiotic Residue Prevention and Progress
  • Speaker: Dr. Pamela Ruegg, Professor of Dairy Science, Extension Milk Quality Specialist, UW-Madison
  • Speaker website: Speaker website
  • Seminar presentation pdf: PDF File
2014, Feb 25
Toxic Fungi, Moldy Odors and Model Systems
2014, Mar 4
Microbiology and Safety of Commercial Beverages and Desserts
  • Speaker: Michelle Iannucci, Associate Principal Scientist, Dept Microbiology and Food Safety, Kraft Foods, Tarrytown, NY