American Society for Microbiology

Florida Branch

 

2015 Florida Branch Meeting:

 

The annual meeting of the Florida Branch of ASM will occur on October 9 – 11, 2015 at the Cocoa Beach Hilton resort in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

Our Keynote speaker for the fall meeting will be Dr. Michael Federle of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The title of his seminar will be “Microbial Wikileaks: Deciphering Microbial Conversations as an Approach to Disarm”.

 

We will also be hosting a QIIME workshop for those FLASM members that are interested in learning this bioinformatic analysis program. The course will be taught by Dr. Giorgio Casaburi from the University of Florida. The cost of the workshop is $50 and will be open to only to Florida ASM members and will be capped at 15 participants. Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in enrolling in the workshop please indicate your interest on the meeting registration page. Please include a brief explanation of why this workshop would benefit your dissertation or research program (limit 100 words).

 

We hope that you will join us for this meeting!

 

Kurt Schesser, President

Jamie Foster, President-Elect

Shannon McQuaig-Ulrich, Secretary

 

SUN, SAND, and MICROBIOLOGY! 

The Florida Branch of the American Society for Microbiology is where microbiologists (from high school students to senior researchers) meet.  Our branch includes people from academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations.  Our backgrounds and areas of interest cover a wide range of fields including public health, oceanography, molecular mechanisms, genetics, genomics, biodefense, biodiversity, and more! Our mission is to promote microbiology within the State of Florida and bring together people interested in this field. This goal is achieved through annual branch meetings, sponsored seminars, and information provided through this web site and our Facebook group.

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The Florida Branch of the American Society for Microbiology recently lost an integral member of its organization.

Dr. William "Bill" Safranek was the long time treasurer of the FLASM who helped promote scientific research and education amongst Florida's next generation of scientists.

 

Bill was also an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences where he received multiple teaching awards including the 2010 UCF Teaching Incentive Award and in the 2013 College of Medicine's Founders' Day honoree for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

 

Bill was an outstanding scientist, educator, mentor and friend.  Bill will be missed.

 

If you would like to contribute to the William Safranek Endowed Scholarship Fund please go to the following link:

http://med.ucf.edu/giving/william-safranek-endowed-scholarship/

Remembering

William Safranek

June 16, 1953 - February 17, 2014

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