The University of Iowa is hosting next year's meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, SMBE 2009. I usually go to the annual SMBE conference, and I was probably going to attend SMBE 2009. Now I'm definitely going. Why? Because John Logsdon just announced that they'll be hosting a pre-conference meeting on the Evolution of Sex and Recombination.
The Sex & Recombination meeting was supposed to happen this summer, and it was scheduled for the week prior to the Evolution 2008 conference in Minnesota. But mother nature interrupted, and the flooded campus was in no state to host the conference (coitus interruptis as John calls it). So it's really good to hear that they'll be able to have the meeting in 2009. Hopefully I'll have some sexy results to present.
Thanks for the PR!
I'll see you in Iowa in June!