The Allshire Lab Retreat was held from September 23rd-26th at Ormidale House on “Argyll’s Secret Coast” just between Colintraive and Tighnabruaich near the stretch of waters known as the Kyles of Bute.  The house has gorgeous views, and is set in a truly spectacular scenic location.



We were lucky that Lars Jansen (Instituto Gulbenkian De Ciencia, Lisbon, Portugal) agreed to join us, to provoke us and act as devil's advocate. Lars is an excellent cell biologist/geneticist with a keen interest in the epigenetics of centromeric chromatin.   Lars gave us an informal yet entertaining talk about his background, how he got to where he is and his current research.




We had a great programme of science, sport, food, fun and lots of varied discussion!


(And perhaps discovered a new model organism....?!)