In this summer, I visited Spain for an animal science conference for a week. The conference, International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG), is held in the inland city Lleida, with a 200 Km distance from Barcelona. There are more than 500 attendees from 40 countries across the world. Meeting is based on the genetic topics of a variety of species, including cattle, sheep, dog, fish, pig and so forth. 500 posters and more than 200 talks were given by well-known professors, excellent post-graduate students and biology company staffs. I took in many new technologies and smart idea from talks and posters, also I exhibited my study results in form of poster. Fortunately, I won the excellent poster award as one of thirteen winners. In the Gala dinner, I encountered my colleagues in Roslin Institute and we had a very enjoyable time. After attending the conference, I went to Barcelona for a week traveling. I appreciate Antoni Gaudí‘s architectures by visiting Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, and Casa Batllo. I was engaged into Spanish football culture by doing a one-day tour to Camp Nou. I enjoyed Barcelona street food, e.g. seafood rice and ham.
Overall, very fantastic trip in this summer, and many thanks to Go Abroad Fund supporting me in finance.