Last night, Evolution 2008 at the U of Minnesota was over.
This was actually my second time to attend this meeting. Last one was the last year’s meeting at Christchurch in NZ. At the time, I presented a poster.
This time, I registered my talk at the session of “behavior and social evolutoin.” Last morning, I managed to finish my talk. So, exhausted…
I talked on one of my molecular studies on soldeir-specific proteins, which are related to social communications in a termite. The topic was a bit maniac, so that I was afraid about whether the audience would be interested in my talk.
Fortunately, relatively many people came, and I took two questions on the functions of the focal proteins. My talk was scheduled in the early morning, and after that, I was too tired to concentrate on other talks.
In the afternoon, with my colleague, took a walk in the campus and went to the university shop to buy some souvenirs.
At night, the banquet was held at a beautiful venue in the campus. There were several hundreds of people having dinner together. We enjoyed a number of parformances there.
Next meeting, Evolution2009, will be held in Idaho. I wish I could attend the meeting again next year.