ISMB 2008 poster
The last major international conference that I attended was ISMB 2003
. It was – right here in Brisbane, although I was living in Sydney at the time. I have to admit that I haven’t always been proactive when it comes to seeking funds to attend meetings. I’ll admit too that I have mixed feelings about conferences. Many of my best friends are scientists, but there’s something about being in a confined space with several hundred intense, academic types that unsettles me. There’s also the prospect (for Australians) of travelling for 24 hours to reach N. America or Europe.
Tomorrow, I’m jetting off to ISMB 2008 in Toronto. I’m sure that I’ll have a fine time once I get there and look forward to putting faces to those names that I’ve known for some years now. I’ll be standing next to this poster at some point too.
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