Science and Technology Building

Greetings from the University of North Alabama!  We are looking forward to hosting the 102nd annual Southeastern Branch ASM Conference on November 11-12, 2016 in Florence, Alabama at the new Science and Engineering Technology Building.  Florence is a great “small town” on the bluffs of the Tennessee River.  We hope that you will enjoy our beautiful green spaces and have an opportunity to relax by the Tennessee during your visit.

Our meeting will begin on Friday afternoon with undergraduate poster and oral paper presentations.  Dr. Steven C. Ricke, Wray Food Safety Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Food Safety, IFSE from the University of Arkansas will present our keynote lecture on Friday evening followed by a reception.  Saturday will be our main meeting day with morning and afternoon poster and oral paper sessions and conclude with our annual business meeting and student mixer on Saturday evening.

The host hotel for this year is the Hampton Inn in Downtown Florence who will be offering special booking rates for meeting attendees of $99.00 per night.  Please make reservations by October 27, 2016 for the group discount using the link provided on our website or call and reference the Southeastern Branch Microbiology Conference.

For those attendees that are presenting, abstract are due by Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:59pm CST.  Abstracts should be submitted using the Abstract Submission form available on the SEB website (  Please note that late abstracts will NOT be accepted.

Early registration is due by Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Registration fees may be paid by check (early registration) or check or cash (on site).  Please complete the Registration Form and mail the complete form with check payment.  My apologies for the inconvenience, electronic forms of payment are accepted this year.

**Faculty and post docs, we are in need of judges!  Please email me ( if you are willing to serve as an oral paper or poster judge. **

A more detailed schedule will be posted the final week of October.  We are so looking forward to seeing each of you at the meeting in November!


Lisa Ann

Lisa Ann Blankinship
University of North Alabama
Department of Biology