Last week I participated in the EMPSEB conference (European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology). I decided to go because everyone who had been to a previous EMPSEB said it was a really good conference. I really enjoyed it! It had a relaxed atmosphere, friendly early career researchers, no competition between participants and a really nice venue. I am humbled that I received the best poster award 🙂
… and as I woke up from the conference party (work hard, party hard!), I received the news we’re receiving 24.000 $ to whole-genome resequence Hawaiian Spiders.. which is a teaser for what’s to come in Berkeley.. Stay tunned!