Today our friend Otto Miettinen and his family, Annina and Kelo, returned to Finland. It seems like only yesterday that they arrived.
Otto will complete his Marie Curie Fellowship, and then transition into a new position as curator of fungi in the Botanical Institute in Helsinki. It is always a little sad when people leave the lab, but it is great that Otto will take up this new post, and I trust that we will have opportunities to collaborate and visit in the future. We had a nice going-away party in Otto’s furniture-free apartment. Otto impressed us in so many ways, not least of all for his modern adaptation of the standing writing desk.