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Archives for February, 2009

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part V

Genetic Manipulation of Pest Species: Ecological and Social Challenges: In the past 10 years major advances have been made in our ability to build transgenic pest strains that are conditionally sterile, harbor selfish genetic elements, and express anti-pathogen genes. Strategies are being developed that involve release into the environment of transgenic pest strains with such…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 20 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with just one click. Here are my own picks…

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part IV

SLEEP 2009: 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS) will be held June 6-11, 2009, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington. The SLEEP meeting attracts the largest audience of sleep specialists in the nation. It is the only five and a half day meeting in the…

The very first, inaugural, and absolutely amazing edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival is now up on Urban Science Adventures. Wow! Just wow! Totally amazing stuff. And what a reminder of my White privilege – a couple of names there are familiar to me, as I have read their papers before, never ever stopping…

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part III

The 2009 Gordon Conference on Chronobiology is all molecular, and it is tough to get in anyway. It would be nice to go, but I don’t see how I can get invited and/or funded.

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part II

Some meetings are medium-sized, some are big, some are huge. But the best conferences are usually pretty small. Following this logic, the best conferences must be microconferences – just a few intrepid explorers gathering in some remote place on Earth….like Norfolk, for example, sharing fish and chips and shooting a movie about Darwin. Oh, wow,…

Meetings I’d like to go to….Part I

XI Congress of the European Biological Rhythms Society, organized in association with the Japanese Society for Chronobiology Hmmmm, Strasbourg in August. Fun for the family to do stuff while I chat with fellow chronobiologists, and just a short flight away from Belgrade…. Have to investigate if there’s a way for me to go…. And the…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

I worry about people who get born nowadays, because they get born into such tiny families, sometimes into no family at all. When you’re the only pea in the pod, your parents are likely to get you confused with the Hope Diamond. And that encourages you to talk too much. – Russell Baker

Today’s carnivals

Change of Shift – Valentines Edition! 3.17 – is up on This crazy miracle called life Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 23 are up on The Blog that Ate Manhattan