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October 25 – October 26, 2017

Cancer & Genetics Research Complex (2033 Mowry Road)

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 around the world will present and discuss genetics and genomics topics, organized into three focused sessions. Approximately 100 students will present their research and findings during two poster presentation sessions. Poster session winners will be awarded certificates and monetary awards. The University of Florida Genetics Institute looks forward to welcoming you to the Florida Genetics Symposium 2017 this week.



–Abstract submission TBA
–Symposium registration TBA
–Registration is free

NOTE: All those interested in attending the Florida Genetics Symposium must register in order to attend. Even if you submit an abstract, you must also complete the registration form to attend the event.



Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017
Session 1– Precision Genetics

Noon – 1 p.m. CGRC atrium Registration and Poster Session 1 set-up
1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. CGRC 101 Opening Remarks Patrick Concannon, Director UFGI
1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. CGRC 101 TBA Stephen S. Rich, University of Virginia
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. CGRC 101 TBA Zach Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. CGRC 101 TBA Julie A. Johnson, University of Florida
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. CGRC 133, 351, 451 Poster Session I & Reception
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. HPNP Auditorium Keynote Speaker Adrian R. Krainer, Professor, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Session 2– Proteogenomics

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. CGRC atrium Registration and breakfast
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. CGRC 101 TBA Steve Briggs, University of California San Diego
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. CGRC 101 TBA Nancy Denslow, University of Florida
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. CGRC 101 TBA Laura Ranum, University of Florida
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CGRC 101 “Proteogenomic Analysis of Ovarian Cancer in the Context of Clinical Outcome” Karin D. Rodland, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory USA
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CGRC 133, 351, 451 Poster Session II and Lunch

Session 3– Environmental Genetics

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. CGRC 101 TBA Colleen J. Doherty, North Carolina State University
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. CGRC 101 TBA Derek Cummings, University of Florida
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. CGRC 101 TBA Brent Christner, University of Florida
3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. CGRC 101 “Evolution in the Anthropocene – the Genetic Basis of Rapid and Repeated Adaptation to Environmental Pollution in Fish from Urban Estuaries” Andrew Whitehead, University of California, Davis
4 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. CGRC 101 Best Poster Awards and Conclusion  Patrick Concannon, Director of UFGI





Organization Committee

Chair: Sixue Chen
Member: Jorg Bungert, Larisa H. Cavallari, Keith Choe, Ana C. Conesa, Laura Ranum, Jeffery A. Rollins (Chair-elect), Michele Tennant.
Staff: Cornelia Frazier, Hope Parmeter, Christina D. Williams, Fabiana B.Otero