It’s seven in the morning and I’m sitting in my hotel room having coffee. I got up an hour ago, and now I only have decaf left in my room, so having more coffee seems a bit pointless…
Anyway, yesterday was the first day of the workshop, and I had great fun. There were only three talks, the first a very interesting one by Graham Coop on competing selective sweeps, the second one was my own talk on the mathematical framework behind our CoalHMMs, and the last one by Mikkel Schierup on inference in CoalHMMs. More interesting than the talks, though, were the discussions in the coffee breaks (there’s half an hour of coffee break between each talk, exactly for these discussions). There’s a lot of interesting people here to talk to.
After the last talk there was a welcome reception, sorely lacking in alcohol but good for the discussions still. When we got back to the hotel we (over?) compensated for the non-alcoholic reception in the hotel bar, so it all turned out ok in the end.
I’m still jet-lagged, so I hit the bed before 22:00 and woke up at six. I guess I’m slowly adjusting now, ’cause that is later than the last two mornings.
In an hour we’re getting on the bus to campus where we will have breakfast and then have another exciting day at MBI. Until then, I’ll try to survive on decaf. Why oh why do people drink that stuff?