Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mushroom Hunting in the Loire Valley

The lab was lucky to be invited to a lab member's home for expert-guided mushroom hunting in the Loire Valley. We searched for mushrooms and cooked them over the roaring open fire.

Preparing lunch before the hunt
Into the woods to find mushrooms, large shopping bags ready to haul our loot home!

Everyone learned mushroom identification, and if doubt one does not eat it!
Eventually we decided we had enough mushrooms
After the hunt the mushrooms are cleaned and chopped
Still life with a lemon
Tristan prepares the bowls of cepes while Andy looks on
Roaring fire prepares embers for cooking
Feasting on the results!

Monday, October 14, 2013

iGEM Europe 2013

Team Evry at iGEM Europe

Congrats to my students for winning gold at the international genetically engineered machines competition (iGEM) Europe last night. Next step: world championships at MIT in a few weeks.