IUP to Host 46th Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists

Posted on 2/27/2015 12:46:42 PM

The 2015 CPUB meeting is scheduled for the weekend of April 10–11 (Friday–Saturday).

CPUB is committed to providing opportunities for students to engage in research, to gain experience in scientific communication, and to be recognized for academic excellence. Faculty, students, and their non-CPUB research associates will present either a platform talk or a poster presentation at the annual meeting. All sessions will be held in Weyandt Hall.

Colleen McClung, PhD (associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) will give a seminar titled “Circadian genes, rhythms, and the biology of mood disorders” on Saturday morning in Pratt Hall auditorium.

The following workshops will take place Saturday afternoon:

  • Workshop 1: “Mini-Cover Boards for Science Inquiry” (Holly Travis)
  • Workshop 2: “Microscopes for teaching” (Tim Beck from B&B Microscopes Limited)
  • Workshop 3: “Genomic analysis” (Josiah Townsend)
  • Workshop 4: “Proteomics of filamentous fungi” (N. Bharathan and Seema Bharathan)

Please plan to visit the vendors’ tables in the basement and first floor of the Weyandt Hall atrium. Be sure to thank them for supporting the meeting.

There will be an informal social gathering with provided light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks Friday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. for both faculty and students at H.B. Culpeppers (653 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA).

Registration, presentations, and business meetings will be in the biology building, Weyandt Hall. There will be a biology trivia contest that will be held simultaneously with the business meeting. This activity is open to all students and should be an informal, fun, get-to-know-each-other activity. Details will be announced at the meeting. Lunch and the banquet will be held at the Oak Room, located in the basement of Foster Dining Hall.

Please make every attempt to get your registration material in by Friday March 27, 2015.

Department of Biology