#PEQG18 in Haiku
Attendees of the Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference are a creative bunch. Inspired by one of the PEQG Bingo challenges, they bombarded Twitter with more than 50 #PEQG18 haikus (and one limerick), providing poetic snippets of the meeting to those who couldn’t make it. Joining the 17-syllable summaries were fantastic sketch notes of the meeting by scientist/artist April Wei.
Below are a couple of the haikus, including a few of the non-tweeted bingo entries. Enjoy and feel free to share your own science haikus using #sciku!
Rats in NYC
able to follow their dreams
with selective sweeps
—Markus Stetter on “How brown rats adapted to life in NYC’s concrete jungle“
Strange TE, new home.
Boy frog meets girl frog, hearts jump;
now let’s get hopping.
“Bet on sparsity”
vast labyrinth of haystacks
sifting for needles
Saltwater to sweet,
no need for all that armor.
— Cristy Gelling (@CristyGelling) May 15, 2018
— Taylor Kessinger (@sceathanglaed) May 16, 2018
— Monika Cechova Mich (@biomonika) May 16, 2018
— Matthew Hahn (@3rdreviewer) May 16, 2018
— Silvan R. Urfer (@SilvanUrfer) May 16, 2018
— Wenbin Mei (梅文彬) (@wbmei) May 16, 2018
— Thomas Nelson (@Genetreeclimber) May 16, 2018
My first attempt at a #sciku :
Genes found in the fish schooling
Their wet past is known
— Martha B. Reiskind (@FishGirlBurford) May 16, 2018
— Dmitri Petrov (@PetrovADmitri) May 16, 2018
— tracey depellegrin (@editor_traceyd) May 17, 2018