New England Science Public, a networking initiative among academic institutions, sponsors the Seventh Biology New England South conference at Roger Williams University. The event will include faculty talks, the BioNES graduate and undergraduate student competitions, and a poster session in numerous topics: genetics, genomics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, developmental biology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, neurobiology, evolution, behavior, ecology, biodiversity and conservation.
The event will include a keynote address, at 9:45 a.m., by Dr. Virginia Edgcomb of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, on the ecology and evolution of unicellular organisms in the deep sea.
Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Mino-C, assistant professor of Biology at UMass Dartmouth, and Dr. Avelina Espinosa, associate professor of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology at Roger Williams University, have coordinated these annual meetings since 2006. The gatherings attract about 300 students, research faculty and educators from all the New England states.