Polymer and fiber engineering to host seminar on DNA techniques

Published: Nov 30, 2010 10:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

Omar Oyzarzabal, associate professor of microbiology at Alabama State University, will present “DNA Techniques to Understand Microbial Communities” on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. in 104 Textile Building. His lecture is sponsored by Auburn University’s Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering.

Oyzarzabal will speak on improving methodologies for the isolation and identification of a bacteria called campylobacter and other microbial communities by using  DNA techniques such as pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and multi-locus sequence typing.

Oyzarzabal received his doctorate and master’s degrees in poultry science from Auburn University, as well as a doctorate of veterinary medicine from National University of Rio IV in Argentina. His research interests include the detection, identification, subtyping and control of campylobacter in poultry meat.