the endCasey Londergan | February 24, 2010
This morning we went to a few more talks; the session titles were compelling and I thought that the content was really quite good this morning. Heard nice talks by Sean Decatur, Gary Lorigan, and Haverford alum Shelli Frey, among others. The crowd was light, especially compared to the overflows we saw earlier in the week; lots of attendees went home before the end of the conference (which were I teaching this year I would have also). Which is too bad, since some of the best posters and talks were on the last day. (This is often the case: the unofficial rule book of symposum-organizing says that you should lead and finish with your strongest speakers, and somehow the BPS meeting manages to make this the case as well, with the best talks this year on Saturday and Wednesday).
Connor and Heather had good traffic at their posters this am, despite the gaping hole in the room left by the vendors in their stampede to get out of Dodge. Saw some interesting posters on amyloids and similar aggregates, membrane physics and chemistry, and more IDPs and protein dynamics issues.
There were more talks schedule for after the (moved-up) poster session, but you can stick a fork in me because I am done. I am currently sitting at Peet’s in the ferry building, enyoing the view and the much-improved weather. Will have dinner down south with my old friend from San Jose tonight before getting on a red-eye to go home.