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All the popgroup47@bath organisers had the time of our life welcoming all attendants

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We all had an intense few months organising the popgroup47@bath meeting. It was a real rollercoaster with ups and downs.but the top level of the science from attendants, poster presenters and speakers definitely made all the effort worth it.

We wish to thank the support from the Chairman of the Council of Bath, all the staff at the Assembly Rooms and the Roman Baths for dressing both beautiful venues. We also wish to thank Searcy's for the great food and drinks we had. The Fisher memorial trust hosted a wonderful drinks reception to close the fantastic plenary by Prof. William G. Hill. The Production People delivered great AV support for the meeting in the face of difficult acoustics at the Assembly Rooms.

We wish to thank all the journals, the Royal Society and Source Bioscience for sponsoring the meeting.  Above all we thank the support from the Genetics Society who was this meeting's major sponsor.

University of Bath including the finance office, the Pro VC for research, the Dean of the Faculty of Science and the Head of Department of Biology and Biochemistry.

Finally, as chairs of this year's meeting we wish to thank the support of all of our colleagues and student volunteers who worked really hard so that the meeting could run smoothly and had to endure long spells sitting at the help desk and the cloakroom. Special thanks go to Atahualpa who worked for weeks (months!) on the organising of the conference.

Here are some pictures of the "behind the scenes" and other group pictures we took of ourselves =).

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These are the pretty bags which only arrived the day before the start of the meeting!

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Badges given...

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Bags distributed...

2014-01-07-3020Who said registration desks are boring...

2014-01-07-3021Everything went well after a manic morning getting the bags ready...

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2014-01-07-3012Hard to believe how difficult it is to get a couple hundred badges in alphabetical order!

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Just pretending to be helping out for the picture

2014-01-07-3066Relaxing in the evening...

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2014-01-08-3074Chairs in action on the following day...

2014-01-10-3703Steve had to step in to chair a session in the "little room"...

2014-01-10-3700Last picture with Jaime who was the main photographer of the meeting. Jaime has now finished his PhD so possibly our last picture together =(...

2014-01-08-3341Some past and current Bath students...

2014-01-09-3362Also Bath PhD students

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There were some quiet times to take pictures...

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2014-01-09-3373Jimena was one of the photographers on the meeting as taking pictures is a hobby when she is not running scripts.

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Professional service at the conference banquet!

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More speeches from the chairs to thank all those who made the conference possible and had patience with all of our mistakes...

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Special thanks to Atahualpa who worked so hard for weeks dealing with the conference organisation!

2014-01-09-3591A chance for a lab picture in the infamous cloakroom!

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A larger assembly...

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Co-chairs and most student helpers squeezed in the cloakroom for a group picture.

2014-01-09-3594Yes, lets have another go!

2014-01-09-3587(1)That place had strange effects on some...

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