AARS 2013
– 2013 9th International Symposium on Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases –

There were lots of enjoyable events and big smiles during the meeting!
We welcomed a Nobel Prize laureate, Prof. Thomas A. Steitz, as one of the lecturers and spent a pleasurable time at Hakone from October 6 to 11.

Since most of the participants were closed friends, they looked very happy to have a reunion and attend many social events: Welcome Party, Banquet, Dance Party, Excursions, and BBQ Farewell Party.  I was especially moved by their dance communication at the party.  Needless to say, the background music played by the organizer’s band was awesome!

I hope they will get reacquainted with each other at the next meeting in 2014 in Athens-Greece!

(Tokyo, RM)