Two working-days at METU in Ankara. What to do with them? Prepare for several EU applications, or revise a manuscript that had been on review in a journal, or participate in a population-genetic skype-meeting with Greece, or participate in a meta-genomic discussion, or plan the analyses of a dataset, or plan for new sample applications, or all of the above? These visits to Ankara are usually incredible intense and efficient. A lot of things get done during more working-hours than non-working-hours of the day. Add some good food and good Turkish ale to all these working-hours, and it is perhaps not so strange that I somehow among all these things ended up sign up for an ultra-marathon in the Turkish wilderness. Not strange, and probably neither particularly wise.
Emrah explaining his latest alterations to his metagenomic approach.