Today I attended the Genomes Environments and Traits Conference. It was awesome! There were talks on all manner of technical breakthroughs from faster and cheaper sequencing, to single-cell sequencing (WITH 3D protein/DNA localization on the intracellular level!!!), to hackable drug delivery kits for 3rd world countries.
The more exciting part for me personally was running into all kinds of DIYBiologists. It was awesome to finally meet them in person! Ellen Jorgensen from GeneSpace was there, as well as Joseph Jackson from BioCurious, and (obviously) Jason Bobe from the Personal Genome Project. There were also some people from the BOSSLAB group there (woo! not sure if they want to be mentioned by name). I even found somebody from Olins’ neighbor college, Wellesley, and I spotted at least one Babson Jacket in the crowd.
Anyways, this conference got me more excited about biology and science, and this summer at BOSSLAB.