Jaykus, Lee-Ann

Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
leeann_jaykus@ncsu.edu
919-513-2074
919-513-0014 fax
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Our research activities focus on application of molecular biological methods for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms in foods. Current research projects involve the development of nucleic acid amplification technology for the detection of human enteric viruses (human enteroviruses, hepatitis A virus, Norwalk virus) in shellfish, fresh produce, and ready-to-eat food commodities. Additional research opportunities exist for developing similar methods for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella from dairy food products, with specific focuses on bacterial concentration and refining molecular methods to facilitate the real-time detection of foodborne pathogens. Our group is also actively involved in the application of quantitative risk assessment methods for the evaluation of public health risks of foodborne pathogens.

 
Expertise:
  Food Science | Microbiology | Food Safety
Country(s) of experience:
  United Kingdom
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
Projects:
  A Systematic Review of the Survival of Norovirus in Foods and on Food Contact Surfaces
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014
Funding Agency/Sponsor: Food Standard Agency (FSA)
Institutional Partner: Leatherhead Food Research, UK
  A Critical Review of Methods for Distinguishing Infectious and Non-Infectious Norovirus
01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012
Funding Agency/Sponsor: Food Standard Agency (FSA)
Institutional Partner: Leatherhead Food Research, UK