organizing the upcoming international human microbiome congress, paris 19-21 march. the event takes place at the wonderful palais brongniart, the former paris stock exchange. it marks the end of the successful metahit project. definitely a milestone for this field of research and those willing to catch its future trends.
i've organized several scientific meetings and conferences. those are really special moments in researchers' life, halfway between hard work and true fun. present your data, mingle around, use #overheard on twitter during coffee breaks, be amazed by exciting findings presented... a good conference is like a music festival: bring the rock stars to the show and people will feel like they're at woodstock!
[FR] Débrouille-toi, fais-toi un nom: after 4 years spent working in the service of public research, i think becoming a scientist is no piece of cake: publish or perish, get grants, be a good politician, respect your administration... All this to access the beauty of science: the creation of new knowledge!
celebrating enterotypes! originally an all in red representation by Leo, 4yo, of what his father works on as a microbiologist. here we've replicated and added 3 different colors of bacteria thriving in the gut on Leo's creation to illustrate the recent discovery of enterotypes.