Chris Marx and John Anthony Vanchiere will be our keynote speakers, with presentations titled "The math of metabolism: mutations that don't like each other (and species that do)" and “Emergence of Human Polyomavirus Disease among Immune Compromised Patients”, respectively.

To register for the conference, please follow the instructions on at the link below


The Southeastern Microbiology Summit (100th General Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of ASM and Florida Branch of ASM) will take place on September 5-7, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach Sawgrass Marriott Resort.  Ponte Vedra Beach is a suburb of Jacksonville. Most of the events will take place on Friday and Saturday, with only a morning mentoring session on Sunday.

The registration fee includes a social, a working lunch and morning coffee.  To make reservations at the hotel, please go to the following link or call 800-457-4653 (please don’t forget to mention that you are part of the group).

Abstract submission Deadline is August 15, 2014.  Those who complete the on-line registration will receive detailed instructions on abstract submission.

For students, we plan to have a limited number of travel grants, so please make sure your students apply.  The application will be pretty straightforward: they just need to check the eligibility box on their application, and we'll select them based on the abstract.

Looking forward to seeing you in Ponte Vedra in September!

Kurt Schesser, President, ASM Florida Branch

Max Teplitsk, President, ASM Southeastern Branch