Who: The University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute

What: EPI Research Day 2011, an open poster session celebrating the full spectrum of pathogens research from plants and animals to people and food safety

Where: EPI Building, UF Campus (Mowry Road)

When: Feb. 10, 2011

Abstract submissions due by Jan. 31 (see below for details)


EPI’s Research Day is a time for students, post-docs, and faculty from the University and the state-wide research community to showcase their pathogen-related research. We strongly encourage everyone doing research in emerging pathogens/infectious diseases to submit an abstract for the poster session. Abstracts must be received *no later* than Monday, January 31, 2011. Poster presentations may include new data, or may reflect material that has been presented at national meetings within the past 18 months.


WHAT TO SUBMITT: • The lead researchers first and last name (underlined), and the full names of all co-authors, with affiliations. • The title of your poster. • An abstract of 400 words or less.

WHERE TO SEND IT: • Dixie Haywood, EPI Executive Secretary: dhaywood@epi.ufl.edu


The schedule for the day will be as follows: 9:00-10:00: Poster set up (EPI building); coffee and light breakfast available 10:00-1:00: poster session 12:00-1:00: box lunches available 1:00-3:30: keynote speakers 1:00-2:15: Frederick M. Ausubel, PhD; Professor of Genetics, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School “Identification of novel antimicrobial compounds that target bacterial virulence or host immunity” 2:15-3:30: Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Diplomate ACVPM; Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University “Emerging infectious diseases: A mandate for One Health”