By meeting so many people with their vast reservoir of knowledge
and skills, my experience will truly benefit the RBGE over the
coming years as I continue to tap into this unique source and
look forward sharing information and any new techniques that
I discover. I already have my first project planned for next
spring when I will begin an experiment with the Victorias, which
will measure the relationship between final leaf size and how
early the plant is allowed to flower.
Attending the Symposium and visiting China was truly one of
the most fulfilling experiences in my career and will live with
me for a long time and writing this report has brought back so
many fantastic memories. I was fortunate to meet so many like-minded
people and I came back from the trip not only with great memories
(and 1800 photos) but also with a renewed enthusiasm and interest.
All this reinforced the theory that I already had -- I must have
one of the best jobs on earth.