Media Advisory: Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day 2011

Event is free and open to the public. Media and student reporters are warmly invited

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— The fourth annual University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day 2011 on Feb. 10 will exhibit 74 posters featuring interdisciplinary research spanning all manners of novel and re-emerging infectious diseases affecting plants, humans, animals and food safety. Keynote speakers include Frederick M. Ausubel, a professor of genetics in the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University.

UF professors, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, as well as

collaborators from the Florida Medical Entomology Lab in Vero Beach, Fla., and the

Florida Department of Health will display their posters.


WHEN: Thursday Feb. 10, 10:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

Poster session: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keynote speakers: 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


WHERE: Posters are to be displayed in the front lawn the Emerging Pathogens Institute on the UF campus. Speeches will be given in the nearby Cancer/Genetics Research Complex (auditorium 101). [Campus map:, then search for “Cancer/Genetics Research – CGRC” under the “List of Buildings (by name)” feature.