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16th Annual Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium

FIU Comparative Immunology Club

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EST)

Miami, FL

16th Annual Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium

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Event Details

The time is approaching for the 16th Annual FIU Biomedical & Comparative Immunology Symposium that will be held at Florida International University, Miami, Florida on 13 & 14 February 2014.

This annual symposium will address recent advances in our understanding of diverse biological systems and phenomena. It will focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms of fundamental processes that govern organismal development, reproduction, cellular differentiation, disease, growth and survival. We anticipate that biologists and biomedical scientists working with a variety of vertebrate (including human and other mammals) and invertebrate organisms will find the plenary  sessions and other scientific presentations informative and stimulating. 


Please Note Following Deadlines

  • Travel Bursary Request Submission Deadline:  January 8th, 2014
  • Abstract Submission EXTENDED Deadline: January 23rd, 2014
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: January 24th, 2014
  • Early Bird - Registration Deadline: January 31st, 2014

 

The program includes:


Plenary Sessions

 

 “Defensins: Key Mediators of Host-Microbe Homeostasis at Mucosal Surfaces"

Charles L. Bevins, M.D./Ph.D. (University of California, Davis)

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/medmicro/staff/bevins.html

 

“Function of the Androgen Receptor in Gene Regulation and Prostate Cancer"  

Diane M. Robins, Ph.D. (University of Michigan Medical School)

Department of Human Genetics, Research Scientist for Reproductive Sciences Program

http://www.hg.med.umich.edu/faculty/diane-m-robins-phd


“Evolution and Development of Innate Immunity”

Billie J. Swalla, Ph.D. (University of Washington)

Biology Department and Friday Harbor Labs

http://faculty.washington.edu/bjswalla/

 
 "Fishing for B-cells: going with (the) flow" 

Patty Zwollo, Ph.D. (The College of William and Mary)

Department of Biology

http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/people/faculty/zwollo_p.php


Hotel & Transportation

Hotel

This year’s symposium hotel will be the Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove. This hotel is located right off Biscayne Bay in the heart of Coconut Grove within walking distance of restaurants, bars, a marina, and a mall. A block of rooms (Standard King and Standard Doubles) have been set aside for symposium attendees at a special LOW rate of $189/night.

Note: roll away beds/cots are available for the rooms.  

The last day to reserve rooms will be: Friday, January 24th, 2014. Please reserve your stay prior to this date. Make sure to let hotel know you will be attending the BCI Symposium in order to receive the FIU Symposium rate.   Click here for Hotel Information.


Contact Person

Viviana Mejia, Property Coordinator at Courtyard by Marriott- Miami Coconut Grove
2649 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133
viviana.mejia@marriott.com
Phone: 786-866-8206
Fax: 786-866-8280


Transportation

A bus will be chartered to pick up symposium attendees from the Courtyard Marriot Thursday and Friday Mornings at 7:30 a.m. to be at FIU by 8:00 a.m.


Symposium Registration

All participants are required to register for the 2014 BCI Symposium. While there will be on-site registration (second floor of MARC Building), we highly recommend that participants pre-register for the symposium. Registration is free for FIU and other students with valid identification; however, in order to be included for meals and refreshments, students must complete the registration form on-line prior to the symposium. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch and the Friday afternoon reception.

 

  Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, January 31st, 2014

 

Student Registration:                            FIU and Other Students FREE (with Valid Student I.D.)

 

Postdoc Registration:                           $40 (2-Day Registration) / $25

 

(1-Day Registration)

 

Regular (Faculty) Registration:           $50 (2-Day Registration) / $30

 

(1-Day Registration)

 

On-site registration – February 13th and February 14th, 2014

 

Student Registration:                            FIU and Other Students FREE (with Valid Student I.D.)

 

Postdoc Registration:                           $60 (2-Day Registration) / $35

 

(1-Day Registration

 

Regular (Faculty) Registration:                     $70 (2-Day Registration) / $40

 

(1-Day Registration)

If paying by check, please make checks payable to FIU COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY. Cash and check payments for registration will be accepted on-site only. 

 

Travel Awards

A limited number of travel bursaries up to $200 each are available to students. Preference will be given to graduate students and/or students presenting at the symposium and post-doctoral fellows interested in attending the Symposium.

  To apply please visit - http://fiuipor.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b9HX4LnsqdduhSd.

  Completed forms must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014.


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Click here to download Abstract Submission Guidelines -  http://uploads.fiu.edu/files/YujOqrUtf/2014_BCI_Symposium_-_Abstract_Submission_Guidlines.doc

Undergraduates, post baccalaureates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in the   biomedical sciences are invited to submit an abstract for the 2014 Annual Florida InternationalUniversity Biomedical & Comparative Immunology Symposium.  

 

Eligibility: Submitting an Abstract

Prospective abstract submitters must satisfy the following criterion:

  • Be a biomedical scientist.
     

 Important Information

  • Only presentations from undergraduate & graduate students will be judged on-site and be eligible for awards, which will be awarded on the afternoon of Friday, February 14th for outstanding projects. 
  • Oral presentations will take place in the MARC Pavilion.  Facilities for PowerPoint will be available.
  • Poster presentations will take place in the main lobby of the MARC Building on the afternoon of Thursday, February 13th

 Required Abstract Components & Guidelines

·    An abstract of no more than 300 words is required for all presentations and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. Late submissions will not be accepted. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Courtney Aiken, Symposium Coordinator, at coaike@fiu.eduas a Word file.

  • Only e-mail submissions will be accepted.
  • The body of the abstract should be single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, and full justified.
  • Accepted abstracts must contain (1) the presenting author underlined, (2) a hypothesis or statement about the problem under investigation, (3) a statement of the experimental methods/methodology used, (4) essential results provided in summary form (even if preliminary), and (5) a conclusion      

Abstracts missing any of the items above will be rejected.

  • Students must obtain permission from their research mentors and coauthors before submitting an abstract. Students working in the same lab must independently submit original abstracts. Identical abstracts submitted by different students will be automatically rejected.
  • The presentation submission application and the abstract should be submitted as one MS Word document file.
  • This document is to be sent as an email attachment, created in MS Word and saved as the first author’s last name then a period, followed by the institution then a period, followed by BCIAbs (Lastname.institute.BCIAbs.doc) e.g.: Jones.FAU.BCIAbs.doc)

Abstract Acceptance Notification Letters

  • Notification letters will be emailed the week of January 27th, 2014 detailing presentation days and times for all participants. Further instructions will be included.


Sample Abstract Title & Authorship

Six Major Ginsenosides Do Not Exhibit Anti-Quorum Sensing Activity.

Natalie Maricica,b, Bharathi Ramalingamb, Horacio Priestapb, James Martin Quirkec, John Makemsonb, Christian Villasecab, Lisa Schnepera, and Kalai Matheea,b

aDepartment of Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine; bDepartment of Biological Sciences, and cDepartment of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

 

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

 

  • Your poster will rest on an easel pinned to a foam core board. Please limit the size of your entire poster to 24” high x 36” wide.
  • Be sure to include the abstract title, author names, and the institution where the work was completed, in large letters centered at the top of the poster.
  • The easels will be numbered for you.
  • Use a type size that can be read easily from a considerable distance (4 feet or more). Try using a type between 14 – 20 pt. The title should be larger than the rest of the text. Select a legible font such as Times Roman, Times New Roman, Baskerville, or Palatino.
  • Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item in your poster is necessary.
  • All undergraduate and graduate posters must be approved by the faculty research advisor prior to printing.
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When & Where



FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus: MARC Pavilion
11200 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33199

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EST)


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Organizer

FIU Comparative Immunology Club

Questions? Contact the Symposium Coordinator, Courtney D. Aiken at 305-348-2604 or coaike@fiu.edu.

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