G2p2pop had its first organizational meeting March 8 and 9th at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Present we had: Loren Buck (NAU), Nika Galic (Syngenta Crop Protection), Allyson Hindle (Harvard), Frank van Breukelen (UNLV), Haley Hanson (USF), Jenifer Utz (UNLV), John Delong (UNL), Elinor Karlsson (Broad Institute), Jared Wilson (UNLV), and Sarah York (UNLV). Unfortunately, Michael Romero (Tufts) couldn’t make it due to inclement weather!
Together, our research interests ranged from animal physiology to ecological modeling to pedagogy. We assembled to begin discussions on the trajectory of the RCN, how we intend to measure success of our meetings, and to plan our first official workshop scheduled for Fall 2018. We identified the need to recruit additional modelers, specifically non-linear modelers and those working on the molecular level.
We decided on the theme and set the location for the workshops.
At these workshops, we hope to have approximately 5 plenary talks on day one that encompass the theme, followed by breakout sessions for the remainder of the time to maximize interaction between participants.
We also determined the steering committee: Loren Buck (NAU), Nika Galic (Syngenta Crop Protection), Allyson Hindle (Harvard), Frank van Breukelen (UNLV), Jenifer Utz (UNLV), John Delong (UNL), Elinor Karlsson (Broad Institute), Lynn “Marty” Martin (USF), Haley Hanson (USF), Michael Romero (Tufts), and Kenia Bicego (UNESP, Jaboticabal).
We were able to spend a little time outside of the meetings, as well… Frank van Breukelen gave us a tour of his lab, including a visit to his tenrecs!
Thank you to the meeting organizers! Looking forward to more g2p2pop meetings.
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