Events showcasing research, fostering community and furthering education

The Emerging Pathogens Institute hosts events that help develop research, education and outreach capabilities designed around preventing and containing new and re-emerging diseases.

EPI Research Day


EPI Research Day

EPI has been hosting its annual research day since 2009. This is our biggest event of the year, containing two keynote talks from renowned speakers and a large poster session with 100+ abstracts. This event provides an outstanding opportunity for investigators in the field of infectious diseases to showcase their work and meet other investigators with similar interests.

People view the posters at EPI Research Day 2018. Posters fill the ballroom in rows of 9 poster boards and people walk in between the aisles.

Upcoming Events

Fall Seminars

EPI Seminar Series – Fall 2023

The EPI seminar series is back for fall 2023! We will have four seminars this semester, each with an exciting guest speaker. After each seminar, we will host a networking social with refreshments.

Dr. Arie Havelaar talks to a full conference room during a seminar on camplyobacter.

EPI Symposium

Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) Symposium

Mark your calendars for Oct. 27, 2023. The Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) Symposium will take place in the Reitz Union Chamber from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Expect a morning of informative talks from research experts.

A 3D illustration of the mycobacterium leprae bacteria, which is the causative agent of leprosy.

Research Day News Archive

Research day recap

From land to sea, EPI’s Research Day keynote talks featured recent leaps in pathogen research affecting people and the aquatic animal source foods…

Drone view of Binh Hung island under blue sky, which surround by thousand of fish cages and lobster cages farm.

event Calendar

Institutional Calendar

Mark your calendar!

  1. Oct 12

  2. Oct 26

  3. Oct 27

    1. Leprosy Symposium

      University of Florida – Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

      8:30am to 12:00pm

  4. Nov 10

  5. Nov 16