Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day 2009By Christine D. Velasquez, APR
Published: February 3rd, 2009 • Category: Miscellaneous
Explore the fascinating world of emerging pathogens research, and learn more about the Emerging Pathogens Institute and its mission at the second annual Research Day event this Thursday, Feb. 5.
Faculty, students, administrators, general public and media are invited to attend the event to be held from from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cancer/Genetics Research building on UF’s campus. Fifty-six posters will be exhibited in the building’s lobby, and featured interdisciplinary research will span all manners of novel and re-emerging infectious diseases affecting plants, humans, animals and food safety. The poster session will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Rita Colwell, a former director of the National Science Foundation and current professor at the University of Maryland, College Park; and Dr. Balakrish Nair, director of the National Institute for Cholera and Enteric Diseases in Kolkata, India. Speeches will be given from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Cancer and Genetics Research Complex auditorium.
Featured research is by UF professors and graduate students, and scientists with the Florida Medical Entomology Lab in Vero Beach, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services, the Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology in Gainesville and the Florida Department of Health.