Right now I’m in Paris, attending the Genomes 2014 conference at the Institut Pasteur. Today is day 4/4 and tonight we fly home at about 9pm, after that we have to navigate our way home from Luton Airport. I’ve had a good time and learnt a lot, but I’m looking forward to getting home (and for my phone to not be roaming!). I will, of course, tell you all about the conference when I get back, I might even throw in a few pictures.
Unfortunately I missed out on the 3 minute thesis competition while I’ve been away, so if anyone went and what’s to share I’d love to know!
On Monday I have my Brilliant Club launch day to tell you about. It’ll be the first time I meet my students and teach my first tutorial, I hope they enjoy it! We’re going to conduct a “forensic investigation”. The aim is to assess the students current level of genetics knowlegde in an enjoyable way, while also hopefully dispelling a few misconceptions that might result from media use of genetic techniques (I’m looking at you CSI). Overall my course is designed to put genetics research into a real life context while also teaching the students about epigenetics (my area of research).
So overall a busy week and lots to tell you about in more detail when I’m back at my desk.