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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"In science, one of the most relevant impacts is to generate knowledge to improve the quality of life. At PHO, I have the resources and opportunities to contribute to improving the day-to-day lives of Ontarians."

Gustavo Mallo, Scientist
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    Academic degrees and accreditations

    • Doctor of philosophy, University of Buenos Aires

    Areas of expertise

    • Foodborne pathogens
    • Listeria monocytogenes
    • Pathogen–host interactions
    • Molecular detection/genotyping
    • Next Generation Sequencing

    PHO research interests

    • Microbiology of foodborne pathogens.
    • Microorganism communities present in food and their relevance.
    • Applicability of molecular techniques to public health investigations.

    Current PHO research activities

    • Comparison of the in vivo transcriptional profile of Listeria monocytogenes to study the transit between different environments (saprophyte versus invasive) and its impact on the risk assessment of this pathogen.
    • Metagenomic analysis using Next Generation Sequencing technologies in different food sources.
    • Development of molecular methods for detection and identification of bacterial food pathogens with diagnostic purposes.

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