Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Day 2 at ISME

In addition to hearing about cool science, one of the other important activities at scientific conferences is networking with other researchers. While I've been to a couple of talks this morning, so far the highlight for me today has been catching up with colleagues from the US and elsewhere. Had great chats with Chris Dupont from the J. Craig Venter Institute and with Brian Palenik from Scripps Institute of Oceanography, both of whom I've collaborated with over the years. Coincidentally, we actually have just had a paper come out this week on nickel transport and regulation in the marine cyanobacteria Synechococcus.
Also seems like there are a lot of Australian researchers here, I continually seem to be running into colleagues from UNSW, UTS, UQ, etc.

Funky architecture of the Bella Sky Hotel, the ISME meeting is in the conference centre next door

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