UCLA and Los Angeles. COURTESY: UCLA Department of Physiology.
I just returned from the International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles (being hosted on the UCLA campus). There are posters, talks, workshops, and much fun to be had. I will give a more detailed discussion of some of the sessions in a future post.
Some people (not me) took turns wearing the "worm suit".
COURTESY: #worm15 Twitter feed.
There were several days of talks and posters, plus the famous C. elegans art and variety shows. Talks ranged from Physiology to Evolution and Development. The worm art show is somewhat unique to the conference, The OpenWorm group was able to meet up and discuss research strategies.
There was also a worm art show. Here are some of the entries.
Aside form partaking in the intellectual and social festivities, I also presented two posters on Saturday night. One was in the area of experimental evolution, and the other on the DevoWorm project.
Sample of the Experimental Evolution poster. Full poster can be viewed/downloaded here.
Sample of the DevoWorm poster. Full poster can be viewed/downloaded here.
My week was not all worm biology. I also sampled some botany, courtesy of the Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden, UCLA.