UF Core Facility Networking Event

Thursday, March 5 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Dev. Ctr.

Join us to meet colleagues from core facilities across UF, share information about resources, discuss potential common approaches and build our local networks. This event provides the opportunity to explore UF campus resources, helping us guide our users to available scientific services. Details:

  • The event is intended specifically for faculty and staff working within UF cores.
  • The initial vision is a simple networking event where all cores share information about services in five-minute “lightning rounds”/“flash talk” style presentations or via a poster presentation.
  • A separate event in the fall, hosted by the UF Core Network, will target our primary users, researchers at UF.

The deadline for registration is February 23, 2015 . Questions regarding registration should be directed to ICBR-News@ad.ufl.edu.


8:00-9:00 – Registration and Poster set up
9:00-9:15 – Opening Remarks: Rob Ferl (ICBR)
9:15-9:45 – Ice Breaker
9:45-10:45 – Session 1 – presentations
10:45-11:45 – Topic Forum
11:45-12:00 – Remarks: David Nelson (CTSI)
12:00-1:30 – Lunch
1:30-2:30 – Poster Session
2:30-3:30 – Session 2 – presentations
3:30-3:45 – Closing Remarks: Amelia Dempere (COE)

All sessions will take place within the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center. Light breakfast items and coffee are available in the morning, lunch is provided and snacks are available in the afternoon.

Core Intro Lightning Round

Each core in attendance is provided up to 5 minutes to present the core’s capabilities and services. Each core should prepare one to five PowerPoint slides for presentation. Please indicate on the event registration form the person responsible for each core presentation. Please submit your PowerPoint file to Nettie Van Wyen, CTSI, no later than February 27, 2015 – Nettiepa@ufl.edu.

Poster Session

If you intend to bring a poster, please arrive before 9 a.m. to hang your poster at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center. Posters will be available for viewing for the entire length of the event; however, standing by or representing your poster is only necessary during the poster session immediately following lunch.

Location & Parking

2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608

Reserved parking will be available in the lot directly behind the Straughn Center between the hours of 7 and 10 a.m. If you need to arrive after 10 a.m., there will be no reserved parking. There are Orange and Blue decal lots in the vicinity, if needed.

Sponsored by:

Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

College of Engineering – Research Service Center