Monday, October 12, 2015

Spiky balls of fun

Two weeks later... back to Woods Hole.  This time to discuss the amazingness that are sea urchins. The meeting is small, welcoming... and exhausting.  We think, talk, drink starting with the first session at 9 am until the last session at 9 pm and continue on through the poster and social hour till 11 pm .... but it doesn't stop there.  People from our conference closed down the Captain Kidd every night - catching up, discussing the latest talk, giving guidance to the burgeoning scientists, and drinking.  It is a wonderful group of people, who (for the most part) all really enjoy each others' company.
Conferences are always a time to reconnect with old friends. This conference we also remembered some who are no longer with us, including my postdoctoral El Jefe, Lynne Angerer, and a force of nature in the field, Eric Davidson. Lynne was still well represented with many of her disciples in the audience. We decided to take a belated lab picture - too bad we never took one with Lynne when we were all actually in the lab. -- Mental note... take a lab picture.

No comments:

Post a Comment