Summer recap 5: conferences

We attended several conferences during the summer.

Yoshi presented at the 4th Asian-Pasific Drosophila Conference in Osaka Japan,  Indian Society for Developmental Biologists in Pune India, and Pan-American evo-devo conference in Calgary Canada.

Courtney presented her poster at Pan-American evo-devo conference in Calgary Canada. She was also the student representative of the Pan-Am evo-devo council, working hard to organize the meeting.

All conferences were amazing and stimulating!

Bonus: students from shashi’s lab (who kindly hosted me during the conference) took me to the historical mountain fort near Pune. Amazing place!

Summer recap 4: visitors

We had to amazing visitors in our lab this summer. Ana Fernández, a PhD student from Xavier Belles lab in Barcelona Spain, spent three months with us and worked on elucidating metamorphosis mechanism in the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. Taka Ohde, an assistant professor at Kyoto University, also visited us. We worked together on establishing a mayfly culture method and analyzing mayfly morphology. Thank you both so much for visiting us. It was fun!!

Summer recap 2: COIS insect evo-devo issue

The special issue of Current Opinion in Insect Science that Yoshi Tomoyasu and Haruhiko Fujiwara at Tokyo University edited came out during the summer. The section “Development and regulation: The diverse traits that have facilitated the successful radiation of insects” (link) contains a lot of cool review articles on insect evo-devo, so don’t miss it :-) Here is the editorial overview (pdf). Huge thanks to all the contributed authors who made this special issue possible!