After three days of intense talks and scientific discussions I was exhausted! But it was extraordinarily inspiring to see so much exciting and cutting edge research. And it was a real joy to see many so friends and colleagues from across the US and the world.
Some local culinary highlights: (left) beignets, which is fried dough smothered in icing sugar, and chicory coffee, and (right) an oyster po boy, which is made of battered and fried oysters served in bread; the stick of butter was for a baked potato.
Here are some links to some of the talks I enjoyed:
In 2012, I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship sponsored by the Australian Biological Resources Study.