EPI Research Day 2014

EPI Research Day 2014

On Thursday, EPI hosted its seventh annual Research Day, an event where EPI members and collaborators showcase their wide range of pathogen-related research. EPI members conduct research in collaboration with other members from eight different University of Florida colleges, departments or other organizations in order to produce the best and accurate results possible. More than 100 abstracts were showcased, ranging from topics of foodbourne pathogens to mycrobacterial diseases. More than 200 people attended the event.

Research Day was complete with the participation of the two keynote speakers, R. Timothy Ziemer and Dr. Christopher Plowe. Timothy Ziemer is a retired Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy and currently serves as the coordinator for the President’s Malaria Initiative. He spoke about the success of President’s Malaria Initiative and the importance of research to cure malaria. Dr. Christopher Plowe is an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and leader of the Malaria Group Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Plowe spoke about new research and tools needed in order to eradicate malaria.

To see the keynote speeches, click here.

The Gainesville Sun covered the event.

Check out the gallery below.

Thanks to all who participated! Until next year’s Research Day.