Meet Liguo Dong of the University of Macau (China). The PhD student is studying in the Faculty of Health Sciences and is a member of Chris Wong's lab. On campus for the Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription, this is Liguo's first visit to CSHL and already has plans to attend another Cold Spring Harbor meeting in our Asia campus.
What are your research interests? What are you working on?
My interest is in gene regulatory network, and my work uses a fungi species, Aspergillus nidulans to construct gene regulatory network.
Was there something specific about the Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription meeting that drew you to attend?
I was most drawn by the topics covered at this meeting and the high-quality of research that were presented at this meeting in previous years.
What is your key takeaway from the meeting?
I gained exposure on the background and latest developments around transcription regulation. This was my purpose for attending this meeting and I plan to apply what I have learned here to my research.
If someone curious in attending the Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription asked you for feedback or advice on it, what would you tell him/her?
This meeting is a high-quality gathering of the field's leading researchers. You hear and discuss the latest findings and ideas, and have numerous opportunities to meet others in your field.
What do you like most about your time at CSHL?
I most enjoyed listening to and learning of the speakers' work.