PMCB Annual Workshop

Since the early 1990’s, this annual workshop has played a vital role in nurturing interactions among the various UF laboratories by giving students and early career scientists an opportunity to sharpen their presentation abilities. This year the PMCB workshop will be virtual. All PMCB students with the exception of first-year students will provide an update on their dissertation research during a 12-minute presentation. Each presenting student also needs to submit a 200-word abstract that summarizes the research they will present. Please follow the guidelines for formatting the abstract. Thank you for helping us celebrate PMCB's past, present and future!

We are honored to announce our two keynote speakers this year, Dr. Sally Mackenzie and Dr. Anna Block:

Sally Mackenzie, Ph.D.
Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics
Director, Plant Institute at Penn State
Professor of Biology and Plant Science
The Pennsylvania State University
Click here for Dr. Mackenzie's lab website

Anna Block, Ph.D.
Research Molecular Biologist and PMCB alumna
Chemistry Research Unit
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Click here for Dr. Block's lab website

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (agenda only): Click here

This includes the schedule of events (agenda), keynote speakers bios, and student speakers abstracts.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required to participate in each of these two sessions. Once your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with videoconferencing details. Registration closes May 5 at 5:00 pm.
  • Click here to register for May 6 (from 12:50 pm to 4:30 pm)
  • Click here to register for May 7 (from 8:50 am to 12:15 pm)

    Students presenting at the workshop are required to submit an abstract, limited to 200 words. Abstracts in excess will be edited and may not convey all the information intended. In addition to the main text of the abstract, please include the title, presenter’s name, affiliation and authors (abstract heading). The format of the heading should follow these examples. Send complete abstracts to Eliana Kampf ( by April 28. No late submissions will be accepted.

    Three awards will be given for best student presentations. Awards are designed to help students with travel expenses to conferences and educational events. Best presentation - $1,000 (one) and runners up - $500 (two).

    For any questions please contact Eliana Kampf, Academic Program Specialist, at, or 352-392-8285.