EPI Research Day 2023 took place on Feb. 16, 2023, in the UF Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The event had over 120 abstract submissions from members and associate members in 27 departments within 8 UF colleges, as well as from EPI external affiliates. Internationally renowned researchers Drs. Amadou A. Sall and Tulio de Oliveira both gave keynote talks about their pathogenic work in Africa.
Dr. Tulio de Oliveira
Dr. Tulio de Oliveira was the Director of the Genomics Program at the Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies and an Affiliate Senior Lecturer at the Division of Infection and Immunity at the University College London (UCL) from 2009 to 2016. In 2015, he was promoted to Professor at UKZN and in 2017, founded KRISP at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, South Africa. KRISP aims to create a scientific environment in Africa that delivers high level science, creates innovations and reverses the brain drain.
Dr. Amadou A. Sall
Dr. Amadou A. Sall is the CEO of Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal and director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever. He has been chairman of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and a member of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation (CEPI) Scientific Advisory Board. Dr Sall is a virologist with a PhD in Public health. He is an expert in epidemics response and control more specifically for arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fevers and high consequence pathogens.
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Poster Competition Honorable Mentions
Trainee Research Poster Competition
- Maclean Bassett, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
- Abstract: Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 intra-host evolution in persistently infected patient with long read sequencing and phylogenetic analysis
- Andrea Ramirez-Mata, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
- Abstract: Machine learning prediction and phyloanatomic modeling of viral neuroadaptive signatures in the macaque model of HIV-mediated neuropathology
- Bachir Assao, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Abstract: Shifts in the seasonality of Dengue associated with the transition to endemicity
Early-stage Investigator Poster Competition
- Luke Trimmer-Smith, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Abstract: Anti-Zika & Anti-Dengue antibodies among mothers and infants in Haiti