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My God, it's full of dentists...

So I'm back from Brisbane! Woo!

The conference was huge, loud, and full of dental research. Not a whole lot of it was relvant to me, which was sad, but more than I had thought there would be, which is good. I rather enjoyed Peter Doherty's presentation, even if it was a bit 'popular science' for my likes, and attended a really cool talk by a Japanese scientist (Dr Uemura?) about using the host's own bone marrow stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells to regrow lost bone.

I did pick up some interesting tidbits which I had over-looked which I think are very important to understanding how the two bugs I work with interact in pathogenicity and autoimmunity, so I am currently developing my own theory on the initiation and progression of disease. So, that's pretty nifty I suppose.

I'll rant more about it later, but Brisbane - while lush and pretty on the surface - is not my favourite city. Sometimes you forget how spoilt you are when you like in Melbourne.

Anyway, flying update because I have to hug my cat some more. Love you all, and I survived.


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Jul. 3rd, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
"Interesting tidbits" are mostly why I go to conferences.

I find the environment helps stimulate inventive thinking. The change of scenery, the change in routine and the very different viewpoints all combine in the smelting pot[sic].
Jul. 5th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
That's what you get when you like in Melbourne?

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk., look what happens when you don't pruuf read your posts... ;)
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