UF Scientists Collaborating to Address Infectious Diseases

The Center for Molecular Microbiology was established in October of 2000 to formally bring together infectious disease researchers and clinicians from the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

center missions

Center for molecular microbiology


The Center for Molecular Microbiology capitalizes and builds upon the leading edge research of the present core of collaborating researchers.


The need for Research

Infectious Diseases Infectious diseases are among the most critical health problems worldwide. Re-emerging infectious agents, as well as new antibiotic-resistant strains, make infectious diseases a major health problem.

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Antimicrobials and Vaccines Without rapid development of antimicrobials and vaccines, we face an era of drastically increased morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases.

annual conference

Oral immunology/microbiology research group

Mark Wilson Conference

The Annual Meeting of the Oral Immunology/Microbiology Research Group is also known as the Mark Wilson Conference in honor of its founder, Mark Wilson, Ph.D. (1950–2000)

The 2023 Mark Wilson Conference is February 10-13, 2023. The deadline to register, reserve your room and submit your title is December 10, 2022.