International Symposium on Diffraction Structural Biology in Osaka Japan 17-20 October 2019

 

Fortunately the typhoon did not affect us in Osaka.

I gave the last talk of the symposium. This is a challenging spot to have in any program. You definitely want to stick to your time limit so you don’t make anyone miss their airplane or train home.

World Conference of Science Journalists 1-5 July 2019

 

Just back from my busman’s holiday in Lausanne, Switzerland where I attended the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists. No, I am not a journalist, but I am interested in science communication.

The conference included visits to laboratories, films, panel discussions, and podcasts. The biggest problem was deciding which of the 60 sessions to attend.

Some of the ones I attended were: Palliative care research: it’s not about dying; Harrassment in science; Fake science; Visual literacy for scientists; Understanding random control trials The tumor microenvironment; Science in extreme environments; and Reporting on scientific misconduct.

As you can see, it was a varied and interesting program and I got to visit three labs. Yep, that’s my idea of a great vacation.