ABOUT AOAC SPADA:
AOAC SPADA is the AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) which is celebrating 14 years of developing and advancing analytical capability for detection of biothreat agents.
NEW WORK TO BE LAUNCHED:
Based on the AOAC Thought Leader Discusion on March 17, 2021, the AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA), a funded integrated science program, is launching new work in the areas of detection capabilities using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), consensus standards for NGS biothreat agent detectors based on both PCR-based amplicon sequencing applications and metagenomic applications, and in developing validation criteria for use of reference genome databases and in silico processes.
This AOAC call for stakeholders and experts to volunteer to participate in three (3) SPADA working groups:
Detection Capabilities with NGS
Standards for NGS Biothreat Agent Detectors
Subgroup on Amplicon Sequencing Applications
Subgroup on Metagenomic Applications
Reference Genome Database and
If you are interested in participating and being a member of any of the working groups, please complete this application. You may also complete this application if you are interested in being included on the SPADA mailing list.
If you sign up for membership on any of the working groups, you will be required to provide a statement of expertise and an abridged CV or resume.
For more information on this work, please contact Palmer Orlandi at firstname.lastname@example.org.