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    Andrea McGinley, Ph.D.
    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago IL USA
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    Jean Schmidt, M.Sc.
    Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh PA USA
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    Chris Levesque
    Lecturer, John Abbott College Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
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    Assistant Engineer, INER Institute of Nuclear Energy Research Taoyuan, Taiwan
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    Executive QC Microbiology, Fresenius Kabi Private limited Pune, India
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    General Coordinator of Laboratories, National Fisheries Health Agency SANIPES Callao, Peru
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    Innovation and Investigation Professional, ECOPETROL SA Piedecuesta Santander, Colombia
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    Specialized Professional, Colombian Agricultural Institute ICA Mosquera, Colombia
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    Director, Agronômica Laboratório de Diagnóstico Fitossanitário, Porto Alegre, Brazil
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    Associate Professor, Division of Science and Technology, Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • The application of Biolog in this research institute has been Microbial identification of various types of microorganisms and phenotype comparison between type and high-yielding strain, mainly carbon and nitrogen sources, to confirm the high-yielding reason and the characteristics of the high-yielding strain. Substrate profiling and tolerance testing of Halomonas TD01 suggest its potential application in sustainable manufacturing of chemicals, Journal of Biotechnology 316 (2020)

    The use of phenotypic analysis to calibrate the strain genome-scale metabolic network model, published: A consensus S. cerevisiae metabolic model Yeast8 and its ecosystem for comprehensively probing cellular metabolism

    Dr. Yanmei Guo
    Senior Engineer, Institute of Industrial Biotechnology CAS Tianjin, China
  • This unit has been using Biolog instruments and microplates for scientific research since 2014, to identify microbial strains against isolates of a variety of food-borne pathogenic bacteria and fungi from different sources, to carry out high-throughput phenotyping studies for important food-borne pathogenic microorganisms that the laboratory is concerned about, to obtain the phenotypic differences of bacteria on different substrates in different growth states and different environments, to understand the metabolic characteristics of strains, and to explore the mechanism of bacterial metabolism differences in combination with transcriptomics or metabolomics. Combining genomics and phenotyping data to explore the relationship between genome changes and phenotypic differences, such as bacterial resistance and substrate metabolism.

    Dr. Yujie Hu
    Associate Professor, National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center, China
  • We’ve been using the Biolog Omni Log Combo Plus system for Microbial Identification and phenotype studies since April 2018. It is one of the most popular easiest instrument to use among Research students. Equipment has been very useful for Research work and have produced large amount of data by the assay. We are also providing services to other users within and outside.

    Dr Amaraja Joshi
    Scientist, National Centre for Microbial Resources NCMR MCC NCCS Pune, India
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    Mohamed Nizam Bin Mohamed Noordin
    Senior Microbiologist, JKM Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia, The Malaysian Department of Social Welfare, Malaysia

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