What Is Food Virology?


Food Virology is an emerging discipline, actually a subset of Food Microbiology. Food Microbiology is the study of microorganisms in food systems. We often think of three general classifications of food borne microorganisms.

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Ms. Catharine (Katie) Gensel

Katie Gensel obtained a B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Microbiology, and a B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature at North Carolina State University, followed by additional training in food microbiology and several years as a research technician. Katie is currently working as the Administrator & Communications Director for NoroCORE.

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Recent Food Virology News!

  • A bunch of norovirus plushies

    Guess what’s coming to IAFP?

    We have been working really hard on this year’s swag for IAFP, and we have a lot of neat things to show for our efforts. Here is a bit of what we are bringing to the exhibitor’s hall. Come visit us at booth #545 (we’re near the food) if you want to come away with […]

  • Lake shoreline with dock

    Outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness at three popular US swimming spots

    It’s the time of year when people take to the water to relax and beat the heat, but unfortunately, noroviruses don’t mind getting wet. Over the weekend, three popular swimming spots were closed after visitors became sick with norovirus-like symptoms: Horseshoe Lake in Washington, Blue Lake in Oregon, and Eagle Island State Park in Idaho. […]

  • A photograph of Dr. Albert Kapikian

    Upcoming symposium to honor Dr. Al Kapikian on September 30th

    The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will be holding a symposium in honor of Dr. Al Kapikian in Bethesda, Maryland on September 30, 2014. It will run from 1-4:30pm, followed by a reception. You may register for the event on the NIAID website. Registration closes on August 29th, so […]

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