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Florida Genetics Symposium Nov. 18-19, 2015



November 18 & 19, 2015

Cancer & Genetics Research Complex (2033 Mowry Road)

Keynote Address: HPNP Auditorium (1225 Center Drive)

Each year, the UF Genetics Institute hosts the Florida Genetics symposium. This event attracts genetics and genomics researchers, students and industry from across Florida. Speakers from across the country will present and discuss genetics and genomics topics, organized into three focused sessions. Over 150 students will present their research and findings during two poster presentation sessions. Poster session winners will be awarded certificates and monetary awards.

2015 Keynote Speaker

Ian T. Baldwin, PhD
Founder and Director, Department of Molecular Ecology
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology


Session: “Chemical Genetics”

  • Ian Baldwin, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology – Keynote
  • Bridget Wagner, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
  • Hendrik Luesch, UF College of Pharmacy

Session: “Non-coding RNA”

  • Dan Graur, University of Houston
  • Franklin Pugh, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Suming Huang, UF Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Maury Swanson, UF Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Session: “Phenotypic Plasticity”

  • Ehab Abouheif, McGill University
  • Ian Ehrenreich, University of Southern California
  • Dan Hahn, UF Dept. of Entomology and Nematology
  • Anna-Lisa Paul, UF Dept. of Horticultural Sciences
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