I registered last minute for the Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop and it was awesome. It was really neat to see all the research everyone’s doing.
Ron said he still shows my animation occasionally. Haha, sweet.
Irving Weissman gave a really cool stem cell keynote.
Alex said Irv is like the godfather of stem cell research. Very impressive!
I unexpectedly ran into Pete! I haven’t seen him in like maybe 6 years!
It was great catching up!
Alex also gave a talk! I really enjoyed the talk, not only because I’d never heard Alex give a talk before, but also he had a clear and fun delivery style.
He thanked his wife, Amy, in the credits slide which I thought was super cute.
I think it’s super cool when couples are involved in each others’ fields. Amy probably provides some extraordinary research feedback just like how Harry gives me a lot of feedback for my conference talks.
Anyhoo, mSBW3 was great event. I saw some old friends, learned some neat stuffs, and in general had a good time.
One wish: I wish the the slides from talks are posted online somewhere. A great feature software conferences is that a lot of talks are recorded and the talks’ slides are posted online. This way, the conference can benefit a greater community.