David D Chambliss  David D Chambliss photo         

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Principal Research Staff Member, Applied Genomics and Food Safety
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA



I lead and conduct research on science, software, and systems for applying bacterial genomics and metagenomics to improve food safety.  Particular topics of current interest include:

  • Bacterial Genome Analytics: How can we rapidly compare environmentally collected bacteria to facilitate source tracking and to assess the degree of hazard they represent?
  • Metagenomic anomaly detection: How can we use variations in the microbiome measured in a factory to get an early warning of emerging problems such as structural contamination?
  • Cloud deployment of genome tools: How should we design systems for deep analytics for agile deployment in the cloud and direct use by customers?