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Sex & SMBE in 2009

The University of Iowa is hosting next year’s meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, SMBE 2009. I usually go to the annual SMBE conference, and I was probably going to attend SMBE 2009. Now I’m definitely going. Why? Because John Logsdon just announced that they’ll be hosting a pre-conference meeting on the…

Crocodile Fishing

So, I’m just hanging out here by the side of the water waiting for my lunch. Sure, I could go in the water and get my lunch. But that’s not how I roll. I wait patiently for my prey to get within striking distance, and then I attack. So, here I am just hanging out…

Attack of the Horny Peacock

Last month I mentioned that I had been in Barcelona at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference. I arrived in Spain early in the morning, and, after I got checked in to my hotel, I went with a couple friends to the Barcelona Zoo. This zoo is famous for housing Snowflake, the albino…

Where I’ve Been the Past Couple Weeks

If you check the archives of this blog (which I know all of you do on a fairly regular basis), you’ll see that I haven’t posted anything in over two weeks. Those kind of blog hiatuses can’t be good for traffic, but I have a legitimate excuse: I was out of the country. Readers with…

El Chupacabra de Barcelona

I think I’m cursed. Or I have bad luck. Or conference organizers think I’m a morning person. Alright, so maybe I really am a morning person. But that’s besides the point. Because it sucks to give a talk on a Saturday morning. Saturday mornings should be reserved for things like Belgian waffles, homemade hash browns,…

Jonathan Eisen’s been blogging the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting in Marco Island. Here’s what he’s written so far: Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Meeting – First Post AGBT Marco Usland Update – Long Live Sequencing Marco Island Evening One – The Strange and the Good More notes from Marco Island/…

Back from Halifax

After driving through the night, we got home from Halifax this morning. The SMBE meeting was excellent as usual, and I agree with Dan Hartl that it’s the best meeting for evolutionary genetics. With excellent talks and posters on topics ranging from population genetics to comparative genomics (and many people discussing both and everything in…

On the Road to Halifax

When this post appears, I’ll be on the road to Halifax for the SMBE meeting. That’s right — on the road. As in an 18 hour drive. I’m not doing it alone, mind you. It’s me and ten other grad students and post-docs packed into two vans. And we’re not doing the whole thing in…

SMBE 2007

This year’s meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution will take place at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (conference webpage). I’m going, and so are Reed Cartwright and Jason Stajich. Additionally, Rosie Redfield and John Logsdon have each been invited to give a talk at the conference. As you can see, there…

This post is part of a series documenting Professor Steve Steve‘s recent visit to Philadelphia for the Drosophila Research Conference (aka, the Fly Meeting). Professor Steve Steve had a wild Saturday night. He was quite happy to have met leaders in the fields of evo-devo, population genetics, and genomics. Of course, Steve Steve is a…