A reunion show!
We were invited by Joel Rothman at UC Santa Barbara to give a show at their 20th annual joint graduate program retreat. It consists mostly of older material, but there are some new things in there as well. The link is at the bottom of the page.
MM & CL, October 16, 2017
You asked for it...
The 2017 International Worm Meeting was a bittersweet one. We heard from many people, often just walking up to us at the Poster Sessions, thanking us for our past contributions, and lamenting (but understanding) the lack of a show at the meeting. Well, we heard you, and dug deep inside ourselves to decide to bring back the Worm Show for 2019. It may not be exactly the same as previous shows, mostly because we want to do it with a bit less production work (particularly in video editing), but we hope to make it just as much fun. Stay tuned, and as always, if you have any clever ideas (or material like pictures or videos) please send them our way.
MM & CL, June 26, 2017
What is a Worm Show?
The "Worm Show" was a comedy/variety presentation that took place at the biennial International C. elegans Meetings from 2005-2015, having gotten its start at a first show at a 2004 regional meeting. All the shows took place in Royce Hall at University of California, Los Angeles. Presented by Curtis Loer (University of San Diego) and Morris Maduro (UC Riverside), each show featured many types of jokes, from simple Powerpoint-based gags like Top Ten Lists, to elaborate videos that poke fun at the kinds of things C. elegans researchers and scientists/academics have to deal with. And CL and MM always found a way to sneak a song or two into every show. In 2011, they added on-site interviews and videos made of people at the meeting. In 2013 and 2015, the show also featured submitted material (videos and images) from the C. elegans community. You can enjoy all the past shows here.
New! See the real first show that started it all, the 2004 Worm Show at the West Coast Worm Meeting in Santa Barbara. Much of the material was re-used in the 2005 show, but there are a few segments that have never been seen before now, including "Do You Like C. elegans?" (a Dr. Seuss-inspired story), "As Some Day It May Happen..." (a Gilbert & Sullivan parody), and "Worm Poetry." Also, we added a link below to the 2014 "Development Show" which was a one-off show based on prior worm shows for the Society for Developmental Biology meeting.
Curtis Loer & Morris Maduro