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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). In the previous two installments of Steve Steve in Philly, we finally managed to meet up despite the best efforts of the staff at the Marriott to prevent our rendezvous, and…

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). After tracking down Steve Steve in the lobby of the hotel on Saturday, we picked up some food at the Reading Terminal Market — a permanent sort-of-farmers-market next to the Philly…

What a weekend! Professor Steve Steve and I returned from Philadelphia on Sunday after hanging out with the Drosophilists. Steve arrived in Philly on Thursday morning on a direct flight from Iowa City, but the staff at the Philadelphia Marriott couldn’t understand his thick accent when he asked that they notify me of his arrival.…

Once a Blogger, Soon to be a Blogger Again

The word on the streets is that there used to be a blog at this URL (pronounced like the mountain range separating Europe from Asia). If this were a blog, however, it would be updated often and definitely not left dormant for over two weeks. All I can say is that meth is a hell…

…or how a learned to stop worrying and love evo-devo. As my mind gets a chance to process some of the stuff I heard and talked about at the meeting I just returned from, I’ll post some thoughts that will help me organize my ideas (hopefully better organized than that last sentence). This is the…

What Makes a Conference Good?

There’s a fun article in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology on what distinguishes a good scientific meeting from a not so good one. The author advocates attending small meetings or workshops (under 100 people), which is tough for a young scientist. Small workshops are usually either not well advertised or difficult to get to. The…