Guys, I can’t even begin to describe the glory that was BoatParty.Biz. It was my first real vacation in over a year, and included a visit to a tropical paradise with gorgeous beaches, endless brass (because boats), stunning lightening storms, my first ever piña colada, and so many new friends. So many new friends!! I had to miss MaxFunCon this year, but the boat party was an incredible replacement. Definitely signing up for the next voyage! -b
Unless you’re an evolutionary biologist or just really into popular science, it probably won’t mean anything to you when I say that I’m one of the third generation of Lenski Long-term Experimental Evolution off-shoots. REL’s experiment changed my view of biology as a field, and inspired me to pursue research.
I’ve reminisced with my advisor about the day when, as an undergraduate doing volunteer research, I was handed my own block of freezer stocks that included ‘REL606’ and ‘REL607’. Rich is a true leader in the field; he’s blogging now and even recently joined Twitter! -b
PS Our new background image is a photo of an E. coli strain that I constructed, and its direct progenitor.
The Arte Sella, looks to be one of the most magical, fairytale woodlands in the world. Since 1986 this astounding destination in the Sella Valley in Italy has been dotting the landscape with the amazing works of over 200 contemporary artists from all over the world. A future holiday destination for sure!