Yet another reason to avoid big meetings

Big meetings really do suck. I am on the bus from my hotel to the conference center where the ASM meeting is being held.  I knew I should have taken the subway.  But I took the charter bus.  And it seems to be more of a thing for tourists than scientists on the way to a conference.  On the bus they are playing tvs at a volume akin to the last rock concert I went to. No chance to talk to anyone.  No chance to think. No chance to relax.  Ick.  

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

One thought on “Yet another reason to avoid big meetings”

  1. I was in Boston last week and got stranded because they shut down the T due to an electrical fire at one of the stations. It took me 3 hours get where I need to go.


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