PMCB Annual Workshop

Our 2017 PMCB Workshop was held May 5 & 6.
Keep tuned for our 2018 Workshop dates and news!

Since the early 1990’s, this annual workshop has played a vital role in nurturing interactions among the various UF laboratories, students, post-doctoral associates, faculty and staff by giving students and early career scientists an opportunity to sharpen their presentation abilities. Our 2017 workshop was once again held at the gorgeous beach front hotel The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, FL. We had very strong attendance by faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral research assistants form UF and other institutions. Thank you for helping us celebrate PMCB's past, present and future. We are looking forward to a great 2018 Workshop!

2017 Workshop At-a-Glance
2017 Workshop Final Schedule of Events: CLICK HERE

    2017 Overview:
    Friday, May 5, 2017:
    Starts around 8:00 a.m. with morning presentations until noon
    Afternoon presentations until approximately 4:30 p.m.
    Dinner around 6:00 p.m. and party after 8:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 6, 2017:
    Morning presentations and awards, adjourning around noon

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Thompson
    University Distinguished Research Professor
    Plant Gene Expression Laboratory
    North Carolina State University
    talk: DNA Replication Programs in Arabidopsis and Maize
    website: click here
2017 Registration deadline: April 5

Download 2017 Registration Form

  • PMCB Students: Free
  • PMCB Faculty: $65
  • All other UF and Non-UF Attendees: $65
    Registration fee for workshop attendees includes continental breakfast, breaks, Friday night dinner and workshop materials.
  • Guests/Non-Attendees: $65
    Guests registration fee covers continental breakfast and Friday night dinner.
    • Kids under 7 years old: Free
    • Kids 7-12 years old: $35
    • Kids over 12 years old: $55

Send registration form (ABOVE) and payment to Eliana Kampf, PMCB Program, 1509 Fifield Hall, PO Box 110690, Gainesville, FL 32611-0690. Please pay with cash or check. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

Reservation deadline: April 5, 2017

The Shores Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach Shores, FL
Address: 2637 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

The PMCB group rate is $134 (25 rooms are blocked for Thursday, 34 rooms for Friday). Rates are based on single/double occupancy and there is an extra person fee of $20 for 3rd and 4th persons, per room per night.

Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (866) 934-7467. Mention that you are with the University of Florida PMCB Program to guarantee the PMCB group rate of $134. The group rate and rooms may not be available after April 5.

When calling the hotel, you will be asked to provide complete name, home or business address, email address, type of bed (i.e. king, double/double), check in and check out dates and credit card information. The hotel will also require a deposit equal to the room rate and tax for the first night for each reservation. Each guest (including double-occupancy reservations) will be required to present a valid credit card upon check-in. Guests are responsible for settling their own account in full upon departure.

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.

Hotel Directions
The hotel is about 100 miles from Gainesville (approximately 2 1/2 hours).
Click here for a map and directions if leaving from Gainesville.
Click here if arriving from nearby airports (Orlando, Jacksonville, Daytona).

2017 Abstract Submission

Abstract Deadline: April 3, 2017
Include the title, presenter’s name, affiliation and authors. Follow the format displayed in these examples.

Limit abstracts to 200 words. Abstracts in excess will be edited and may not convey all the information intended.

Please send complete abstracts to Eliana Kampf ( by April 3. No late submissions will be accepted.

Student Competition

Three awards will be given for best student presentations. Awards are designed to help students with travel expenses to conferences and educational events. This competition is open to all students regardless of affiliation.

Best presentation - $1,000 (one)
Runners up - $500 (two)