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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 (map and parking information will be emailed out before the event)

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 (5 presenters)
10:05-10:15 Break
10:15-10:50 Round 2 of talks (5 presenters)
10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-11:35 Round 3 of talks (5 presenters)
11:35-11:45 Break
11:45-12:00 Round 4 of talks (2 presenters)
12:00-12:10 Disease ecology thematic group shares progress (David Allen, Allison Neal, William Landesman)
12:10- Networking lunch (sub sandwiches, chips, cookies)

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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