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Professional Development Seminar

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Professional Development Seminar

9AM-1PM (all are welcome to stay longer)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Norwich University, Milano Ballroom

For this year’s Professional Development seminar, we will have a DataBlitz style event with faculty presentations. We hope by having each of you share your research, we can improve the ‘network’ part of VGN and stimulate productive dialogues to assist your work and hopefully lead to the formation of thematic research groups across Vermont.

We ask that you submit the following items to by Tuesday, February 12:

1. 5 minute long Power Point presentation (fewer slides is better as 5 minutes is not much time!)

  • Presentation content should include:
    • Brief background and key question(s) being addressed
    • Materials and methods
    • Preliminary results, as applicable
  • Presentations will be 5 minutes long and there will be 2 minutes for questions afterwards (with strict timekeeping)
  • Presentations will be uploaded to a PC with internet connection (you can check your formatting during registration if you like)
  • Order of presentations will be randomized and announced closer to the date

2. In order to create a handout with everyone’s information for this event, please send:

  • Photo of yourself
  • 3 bullet points summarizing your research


9-9:30 Registration (coffee and pastries)
9:30-10:05 Round 1 of talks (Leslie Johnson, Joe Latulippe, Brian Glenney, Robert Moeller, Michael Dash)
10:05-10:15 Break
10:15-10:50 Round 2 of talks (Tom Shell, Greg Engel, Amanda Crocker, Lesley-Ann Giddings, Ruth Fabian-Fine)
10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-11:35 Round 3 of talks (David Allen, Bill Landesman, Allison Neal, Megan Doczi, Michael Durst)
11:35-11:45 Break
11:45-12:00 Round 4 of talks (Gina Mireault, Disease ecology thematic group)
12:10- Networking lunch (sub sandwiches, chips, cookies)

Directions and Parking

Click here to download a map of the venue with parking. Here is a link to an interactive map

Here are suggested directions:

  1. Take Exit 5 off I-89
  2. Take VT-64 W down a long, steep hill
  3. At stop sign, turn right onto Rt 12 N (S. Main Street)
  4. Turn left onto ID White Ave (you will see the Admissions Building)
  5. Take first left into Roberts Hall Parking (Main entrance of Milano is accessed from this parking lot)

There is limited parking in this lot; additional parking on the other side of Plumley Armory or on University Drive.

Contact Information:

Vermont Genetics Network
University of Vermont
120A Marsh Life Science Building
Burlington, VT 05405-0086
(802) 656-9119
(802) 656-2914 - FAX

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