Away from my usually blogging grounds at Alles was lebt at the German Scienceblogs, I want to bring you impressions from the Annual Meeting of the German Genetics Society in Cologne. We wanted to try out another way to tackle some of the problems of conference blogging, and informed all of the speakers beforehand about the blog. This way I could be informed about unpublished data in talks, and work around it with the researchers still being able to talk about fresh stuff.
In the next few days, there will be sessions about lots of different topics in genetics, from human genetics and medicine via other organisms like plants and microbes to general topics like cellular genetics and evolution. Which puts me in the hot seat, for I will have to appear knowledgable on all of these
I'm really looking forward to the flood of information that will hit me the next few days, and also to this blogging experience!
Since the blog is linked from the meeting website, I'm hoping that some of the participants will comment on their impressions as well. Note for the Twitter people: I'll also try and hit out a few tweets as @Argent23 with the hashtag #gfg09.
The following posts have appeared so far:
German Genetics Society Meeting 2009: Session IV
Another guest post by Alex Knoll reporting from the German Genetics Society Meeting in Cologne.The first session on Friday started with a talk by Frauke Melchior from the ZMBP in Heidelberg on SUMO. Apart from being interesting to work with, ...
German Genetics Society Meeting 2009: Session V and VII
The final guest post by Alex Knoll reporting from the German Genetics Society Meeting in Cologne.Session VFriday ended with two talks in session V, the first by Tony Hyman from the Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. ...
German Genetics Society Meeting 2009: Session VI
Another guest post by Alex Knoll reporting from the German Genetics Society Meeting in Cologne.Saturday had two more sessions before the end of the meeting. Irina Stancheva from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh ...