Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Now this is my kind of meeting

Just got to Asilomar conference center for a meeting organized by
CIFAR on integrated microbial diversity

It is my Kind of meeting in every way

1. On the coast
2. Few talks with lots of discussion and free time
3. Really diverse with runs and bacteria and archaea and viruses covered
4 not all about genomics (some meetings I go to are)
5. Did I say it is on the coast?
6 ford Doolittle is supposed to be here . He is one of my science heroes
7. The meeting is VERY small but still seems great
8 My family came (little Kids and wife)
And already felt welcome
9 I do not know many of the people
10 Elio Schaechter of Small Things Considered is giving a special talk

This is such a contrast to the big ASM meeting .. Which was fun in
ways and useful but overwhelming

Looking forward to the week


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Note added after the fact -

 Here are my tweets about the meeting (mostly mine) some by Rosie Alegado

rosiealegado Listening to Jonathan Eisen at #CIFAR talk about a genomic encyclopedia for bacteria & archaea. 2 days ago from Tweetie phylogenomics Huge % of talks at #CIFAR make use of Venter Sargasso or GOS metagenomic data 2 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics I am next at #CIFAR talking about a phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea 2 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics The one and only WF Doolittle is talking at #CIFAR about Thermotogales and lateral transfer 2 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Rebecca Rundell is talking at #CIFAR about the amazing diversity of "meiofauna" (not big nor tiny) in marine samples 2 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Nicole King at #CIFAR is talking about using choanoflagellate genomics/experiments to study the origins of multicellularity in animals 2 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Barry Leadbetter at #CIFAR is using modelling/microscopy to study how choanoflagellates (single celled animal relatives) move/assemble 2 days ago from TwitterFon nthmost #ff @phylogenomics is live-tweeting some very interesting stuff from #CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research): http://bit.ly/Eei6X 2 days ago from TweetDeck phylogenomics Michael Worobey at #CIFAR is telling how phylogenetics of archival samples helps resolve questions about the history of HIV movement 2 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Michael Worobey at #CiFAR just told the story of how the brilliant WD Hamilton died after their trip to Africa to get chimp SIV samples 2 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Michael Worobey who does fantastic "open science" flu work is talking at #CIFAR about HIV and swine flu origins 2 days ago from TwitterFon MicrobeWorld @phylogenomics Is there a site for this #CIFAR event? 2 days ago from web phylogenomics Relman at #CIFAR outlines benefits from microbes in gut: vitamins, digestion, infection protection, developmnt, immune training, etc 2 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics David Relman at #CIFAR is talking about humans as an ecological collective with microbes as an extension/component of self 2 days ago from TwitterFon CigarRadio @NetworkCacher Thanks, glad you enjoyed tghe show. #cigars #cifar #dogwatch 3 days ago from TweetDeck domonicmongello RT @phylogenomics Rob Beiko at #CIFAR is talking re: geospatial visualization of microbial diversity - genomics .. http://bit.ly/AYVEJ 3 days ago from twitterfeed aeroculus RT @phylogenomics Rob Beiko at #CIFAR is talking re: geospatial visualization of microbial diversity - genomics ecology geography - GenGIS 3 days ago from web phylogenomics Rob Beiko at #CIFAR is talking re: geospatial visualization of microbial diversity - merging of genomics, ecology and geography - GenGIS 3 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Rebeeca Case is taking at #CIFAR about how marine algae also suffer from bleaching like coral 3 days ago from TwitterFon rosiealegado Listening to Kevin Carpenter #CIFAR. Learned a new word: ectosymbiont. 3 days ago from Tweetie phylogenomics Kevin Carpenter at #CIFAR is talking about and showing aamazing picture of microbes that live in termite and cockroach guts 3 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Jan Janouskovec talking at #CIFAR about alveolate plastids "assessing the evidence" & how # of membranes are useful to know 4 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Adrian Reyes-Prieto at #CIFAR is talking about plastid and chromatophore evolution 4 days ago from TwitterFon pathoadaptation @phylogenomics #CIFAR exactly the kind of meeting I need to get back to going to...must work harder to get out of my government 'hole'. 4 days ago from Tweetie phylogenomics Andrew Roger at #CIFAR is talking about the origin and evolution of mitochondria and related organelles 4 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Joel Dacks at #CIFAR is talking about evolution of eukaryotic membrane traffiicking & how it is about "more than just eating" 4 days ago from TwitterFon JATetro @phylogenomics Will there be a proceedings or at least a review of the meeting? #CIFAR 4 days ago from Seesmic Desktop phylogenomics Tom Cavalier-Smith at #CIFAR is one of the few people who can really mix molecar phylogenetics and function/morphology for microbial euks 4 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Listening to THE Tom Cavalier-Smith talking about eukaryotic evolution at #CIFAR - I don't always agree with him but he still rocks 4 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Yan Boucher at #CIFAR is talking about "the life aquatic - vibrio an their mobile gene pool" - looking at lateral transfer & recombination 4 days ago from TwitterFon matthewherper RT @phylogenomics Alex Worden at #CIFAR communities of microbes are not a black box "physiology is not a bulk or an average property" 4 days ago from web matthewherper RT @phylogenomicsAlex Worden at #CIFAR communities of microbes are not a black box "physiology is not a bulk or an average property" 4 days ago from web phylogenomics Alex Worden at #CIFAR says we cannot treat communities of microbes as a black box "physiology is not a bulk or an average property" 4 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Listening to Andrew Allen talk about phylogenomics, transposins, and gene transfer in diatoms at #CIFAR 4 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Hearing Robert Morris from UW talking about proteomic studies of functions of bacterioplankton in Atlantic ocean at #CIFAR 4 days ago from TwitterFon phylogenomics Hearing Jennifer Foster discuss diatom bacterial symbioses and nitrogen fixation in oceans at #CIFAR microbial diversity meeting

5 comments:

  1. So why is *C*IfAR meeting in California anyway? PJK et al. want yet another excuse to hang out there again, no doubt...? ^_~

    Some of my friends are going there... be sure to ask tough questions!

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  2. CIFAR meetings are the best in the world!

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  3. I was at the CIFAR meeting for this program last year in the Laurentians with my supervisor. Great meeting. Given that they are meant to foster collaboration it makes sense to have them outside of Canada once in awhile too.

    My boss and a soon to be graduate student (just finished honours) are there.

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  4. Should add, it will definitely be a great meeting.

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  5. I need to get out of Arabidopsis...soon... T_T

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