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EPI Research Day 2018

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Haiti Water Summit

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EPI was created in 2006 to facilitate interdisciplinary studies of emergence and control of human, animal and plant pathogens of concern to the world.


EPI collaborates with over 250 faculty members from around the world annually.

News and Announcements

Health in Africa Symposium Explores Causes of Child Stunting

March 1, 2018 -- GAINESVILLE -- The Center for African Studies and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems held a symposium Thursday about current research on the underlying causes of malnutrition. Read More

"Genetic Tools to Control Insects: Friendly Mosquitoes"

Friday, March 9, 2018 ----Derric Nimmo, PhD Project Development Manager, Oxitec Read More

Zika virus likely transmitted through breast milk, report finds

February 20, 2018 -- Mothers infected with the Zika virus may be able to transmit the virus to newborn infants through breast milk, according to a recent report authored in part by a University of Florida researcher. Read More

EPI Research Day 2018

February 15, 2018 -- On Thursday, February 15, the Emerging Pathogens Institute celebrated its eleventh annual Research Day with a record number of presentations and nearly 400 attendees. Read More

Dr. Anthony Maurelli and colleagues publish book chapter on Shigella

January 31, 2018 -- A chapter entitled “A Brief History of Shigella” was just published as part of the electronic encyclopedia EcoSal Plus, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. Read More

Seminars and Events

Changes in Law, Science and Health

February 9, 2018 -- Read More

A Microbiological Cure for the Most Common Parasites on Earth

January 31, 2018 -- Raffi Aroian, PhD, Professor in the Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Read More

One Health Talks: Close Encounters

Thursday, January 11, 2018 -- Read More

Linkage of Antimicrobial Resistance and Bacterial Parthenogenesis

December 6th, 2017--- William M. Shafer, PhD. , Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine Read More

Melioidosis and Its Impacts on Southeast Asia: Implementing a One Health Approach

November 21, 2017-- Apichai Tuanyok, PH.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease & Immunology Emerging Pathogens Institute, College of Veterinary medicine Read More