Dr. Celine Nadon
 Nadon
Dr. Celine Nadon
Adjunct Professor, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Chief, Enteric Diseases Surveillance, Outbreak Detection and Response
National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada

Co-Chair, PulseNet International https://pulsenetinternational.org

Degrees: B.Sc. (1996, University of Manitoba); M.Sc. (1998, University of Manitoba); Ph.D. (2003, Cornell University)

Mailing Address: National Microbiology Laboratory
1015 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 3R2
Tel: (204) 784-7507
E-mail: celine.nadon@canada.ca
Research Interests:
Dr. Nadon’s laboratory is focused on the design and delivery of national and international laboratory-based surveillance  and outbreak response for enteric diseases, including Salmonella, E. coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Listeria, and Vibrio.  Her laboratory is responsible for the operation of PulseNet Canada, the national real-time surveillance system for foodborne disease in Canada that is based exclusively on whole genome sequencing.  Her laboratory’s work is centered on the interface between laboratory and epidemiology for optimum delivery of public health.  Current activities are focused on these areas:
- Genomic epidemiology of current and emerging bacterial enteric pathogens, including V. cholerae
- Design and implementation of global surveillance systems using genomics
- Utilization and analysis of genomic data for surveillance outside of traditional point source outbreak detection

Dr. Nadon is also keenly interested in science literacy and communication; her work also focuses on developing and using effective communications strategies to better engage with colleagues, non-scientists, and the public.

Selected Recent Nadon Lab Publications:
Rumore J, Tschetter L, Kearney A, Kandar R, McCormick R, Walker M, Peterson CL, Reimer A, Nadon C.  2018.  Evaluation of whole-genome sequencing for outbreak detection of Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 from the Canadian perspective. BMC Genomics. 2018 Dec 4;19(1):870.

Nadon C, Van Walle I, Gerner-Smidt P, Campos J, Chinen I, Concepcion-Acevedo J, Gilpin B, Smith AM, Man Kam K, Perez E, Trees E, Kubota K, Takkinen J, Nielsen EM, Carleton H; FWD-NEXT Expert Panel. 2017. PulseNet International: Vision for the implementation of whole genome sequencing (WGS) for global food-borne disease surveillance. Euro Surveill. 2017 Jun 8;22(23).

Yachison CA, Yoshida C, Robertson J, Nash JHE, Kruczkiewicz P, Taboada EN, Walker M, Reimer A, Christianson S, Nichani A; PulseNet Canada Steering Committee, Nadon C. 2017. The Validation and Implications of Using Whole Genome Sequencing as a Replacement for Traditional Serotyping for a National Salmonella Reference Laboratory. Front Microbiol. 2017 Jun 9;8:1044.

Gilmour, M.W, M. Graham, G. Van Domselaar, S. Tyler, H. Kent, K. Trout-Yakel, O. Larios,
V. Allen, B. Lee, and C. Nadon. 2010. High-throughput genome sequencing of two Listeria
monocytogenes clinical isolates during a large foodborne outbreak. BMC Genomics. 2010
Feb 18;11:120.

TEDx Talk
https://www.ted.com/talks/celine_nadon_dna_detectives_fighting_infectious_diseases_using_genome_science

International Working Group Reports
Whole genome sequencing for foodborne disease surveillance: Landscape paper
https://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/foodborne_disease/wgs_landscape/en/

Applications of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in food safety management
http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/61e44b34-b328-4239-b59c-a9e926e327b4/

In the News
Expert warns Manitobans against eating romaine lettuce
https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/avoid-it-for-now-expert-warns-manitobans-against-eating-romaine-lettuce-1.4187233

Whole-Genome Sequencing Gaining Traction in Public Health, Outbreak Surveillance
https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/whole-genome-sequencing-gaining-traction-public-health-outbreak-surveillance

Moving towards better global foodborne disease surveillance
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/news-events/moving-towards-better-global-foodborne-disease-surveillance

Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory prepares for next big outbreak
https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/03/22/winnipegs_national_microbiology_laboratory_prepares_for_next_big_outbreak.html