The Biology of Spermatozoa (BoS) meetings are held biannually at Hassop Hall, situated in the middle of the lovely peak district in the UK. It is a conference that aims 'to bring together biologists that are interested in different aspects of reproductive biology' and this year was no different. From talks on misregulated X chromosome gene expression in spermatogenesis in mice hybrid sterility by Erica Larsson to gonad expenditure and sperm competition in broadcast spawners by Geoff Parker to postcopulatory mechanisms of reproductive isolation in birds by Murielle Alund, the research that was presented was exciting, inspiring and relevant in our field.
This meeting also presented an opportunity to reunite with beloved collaborators and friends as well as form new acquaintances with fellow reproductive biologists.
We're already looking forward to the next BoS in 2 years time.