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Southern Miss Hosting American Society of Microbiology Event Oct. 29-30

Fri, 10/22/2010 - 15:02pm | By: David Tisdale

Some of the top scientists in our region will converge on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus Oct. 29-30 for the annual meeting of the South Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (SCB-ASM).

The two-day event will bring together more than 100 microbiologists from Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana for a series of presentations and discussions about such topics as medical microbiology, immunology, environmental microbiology as well as for a special symposium on tick-borne diseases.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Andrew Darwin of the New York University School of Medicine, a recognized expert in infectious diseases. 

“The fact we are hosting this conference shows Southern Miss is a premier research institution playing an important role in scientific research. It's also a great opportunity for us to showcase our facilities and our commitment to research,” said Dr. Mohamed Elasri, associate professor of biological sciences and president of the SCB-ASM.

Southern Miss graduate students will also compete for awards for presentations and research posters, providing them with important experience and training in scientific presentations.

For more information on this event, contact Dr. Elasri at 601.266.4748; online, visit