​​​​​​​2020 GenomeTrakr Meeting – ​​​Virtual M​eeting
​October 27 – 28, 2020

APHL, in collaboration with ​the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, will virtually convene the 2020 GenomeTrakr Virtual Meeting from October 27 – 28, 2020.

The meeting will bring together public health and university laboratories who contribute to the FDA’s GenomeTrakr network, the first distributed network of laboratories utilizing whole genome sequencing for pathogen characterization. Meeting participants will hear updates from various federal partners, discuss best practices and common challenges, and learn about how states are using whole genome sequencing data to detect and speed up the response to foodborne outbreak investigations.


This is an "invitation only" meeting. The email providing the registration link will serve as the invitation to the meeting. If you have not receive​​d an invitation to attend this meeting, please do not continue with the registration process. You will not be admitted online. Do not send any information regarding this meeting to non-GenomeTrakr partners or individuals outside of the network.


Registration will open in A​​ugust.​

Meeting Schedu​​​le


The GenomeTrakr Meeting will be held virtually in 4.5 hour blocks each day (12:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET). Please see the draft agenda below for additional information.

View Draft Agenda

GalaxyTrakr Traini​​ng​​

In collaboration with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, there will be two virtual GalaxyTrakr trainings held in conjunction with the GenomeTrakr Meeting. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 
9:00 am – 11:50 am ET
Introduction to GalaxyTrakr (Optional training for new users)

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time TBD
GalaxyTrakr Tool Demonstrations

More details, including how to register for these trainings, will be provided soon.

​​​Contact Us

If you have questions about the program, please contact Robyn Randolph at robyn.randolph@aphl.org or 240.485.2732.​ If you have questions or problems regarding registration, please contact Terry Reamer at terry.reamer@aphl.org or 240.485.2776.