You'd Prefer An Argonaute

An American Scientist in Vienna

Posted in Conferences by YPAA on May 8, 2010

Time to break out the shorts and Ray-Bans! I’m going to Europe. Well actually, I’m going to Vienna–which is looking extremely lovely–to attend the 5th Microsymposium on Small RNAs, to be held at the IMBA May 17-19. (Don’t worry, I’m not bringing the shorts, and have never owned Ray-Bans or an American-abroad-arrogance.)

This place and this conference are right up my alley. It’s gonna be hella sophisticated. Scarfing down topfenkolatsche and Ottakringer while chatting up the impressive speakers/attendees, that is the goal. How do scientists schmooze in Europe? Probably with better food and more cigarettes. And ohhh, the bier... you’re the other reason I’m coming.

Never having been to Europe before, my lab mate remarked, “you’re going to lose your European virginity!” Well damn, it’s about time.

Stories and photos forthcoming.


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