I leave in a couple of days for a multinational, multipurpose trip. First I'll have a brief stay in Boston prior to heading to Helsinki, Finland for a work meeting and conference. My boss is on maternity leave so I'm filling in for her and will be presenting to a group of Very Important People who serve on the steering committee to a big Gates Foundation project our lab coordinates. Wish me luck! Also on the agenda are eating reindeer and herring and going to a Finnish sauna with the other conference goers, and activity that possibly involves seeing my colleagues naked.
After Helsinki, I'm off to Newport RI for a few days for Ern and Pat's wedding, yippeee!
And then it's another week and a half back in MA, catching up with friends and family before I fly back to Melbourne.
I'll do my best to post some updates along the way, so stay tuned here at DCoE.