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Sneak-peek of SfN 2022

Annually, 20,000 - 25,000 researchers in neuroscience, both basic researchers and clinicians, come together at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. It's...

Creative grit: the Global South takes on COVID-19, Episode 3

Two billion people, a quarter of humanity, play a special role with COVID-19 infections. Dr. Thomas Egwang, director general of Med Biotech Laboratories, a research la...

Speaking for the ocean

A conversation with sailor-scientist Romain Troublé from Tara Ocean Foundation. He is executive director of the foundation devoted to the ocean and ocean research. And...

A model is a model is a ...

Models are important tools: they resemble, they mimic, they imitate something to a greater or lesser extent.  How similar models are to the 'real thing' is usually a c...

Creative grit: the Global South takes on COVID-19, Episode 2

I asked Dr. Leo Poon, who co-directs the Hong Kong University Pasteur Research Pole, if he has a fleet of private jets. He does not. But he wishes he did. He and his t...

Ukraine and science, episode 2

How is the Russian invasion of Ukraine affecting scientists? Here is episode 2 on this subject, a conversation with Dr. Svitlana Dekina, a researcher at the A.V. Bogat...

Ukraine and science, episode 1

How is the Russian invasion of Ukraine affecting scientists? Here is a conversation with Dmytro Gospodaryov, a researcher in the department of biochemistry and biotech...

Creative grit: the Global South takes on COVID-19, Episode 1

Virologist Dr Marycelin Baba from the University of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria has a can-do approach to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. That is linked t...

The CRISPR Children, Episode 4

Around three years ago, three children were born with genomes edited before their birth. They are supposedly doing ok, sources tell me. But it's hard to know for sure....

Predicting protein structure, episode 4

This episode is about AlphaFold and the impact it is having on junior scientists. I spoke with a group of them from different labs at the Max Planck Institute of Bioch...

Predicting protein structure, episode 3

A chat with conversation with some members of the Rost lab  at the Technical University of Munich. Dr. Maria Littmann, postdoctoral fellow, and PhD students Konstantin...

Predicting protein structure, episode 2

Data about proteins has a home in the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Structural data for over 180,000 proteins. Now, with AlphaFold from DeepMind Technologies, an Alphabet c...

Predicting protein structure, episode 1

Protein structure prediction is hard, but AlphaFold, 'an AI' has tackled this big problem. Janet Thornton from the European Bioinformatics Institute and David Jones of...

The CRISPR Children, Episode 3

To go along with my story The CRISPR Children in Nature Biotechnology, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-021-01138-5, I am producing a rolling series of podcasts....

The CRISPR Children, Episode 2

The CRISPR Children is a series of podcasts about the children whose genomes were edited before their birth. The podcasts accompany a story I did about these children ...

The CRISPR children, Episode 1

The CRISPR Children is a series of podcasts about the children whose genomes were edited before their birth. The podcasts accompany a story I did about these children ...

Ask the crab

Neuroscientists use models of the brain to study the brain. One of those model types: organoids. Dr. Eve Marder from Brandeis University talks about what organoids can...

Not lost in space Episode #2

This podcast is about smoothies, fruit salads, fruit tarts and the role of spatial analysis in biology, especially in neuroscience. It's with two scientists from the ...

Not lost in space Episode #1

This podcast is about friendship, stamina, patience and about the role of space in biology. It's about spatially resolved transcriptomics, which is a way to see where ...

Hello brittlestar

Dr. Paola Oliveri studies marine echinoderms. They have evolved so much novelty, says the developmental biologist from University College London.

Long-COVID Part 3: A chat with Terina Martinez

Long-COVID is rough on many people who have happily recovered from COVID-19. Dr. Terina Martinez, a field application scientist at Taconic Biosciences talks about the ...

Long-COVID Part 1: A chat with Nadia Rosenthal

Long-COVID is tough with its many symptoms for people who have recovered from COVID-19. In this podcast Dr. Nadia Rosenthal, the scientific director of The Jackson La...

Long-COVID Part 2: A chat with Avi Nath

Long-COVID is hard on many people who have recovered from COVID-19. This is a conversation with Dr. Avi Nath about long-COVID and brain fog. He is intramural clinical...

A chat with with Na Ji

She's driven by curiosity. Na Ji is a physicist and neuroscientist at University of California, Berkeley. She develops ways to study the brain and reads voraciously. (...

Bye-Bye Bunny

Bye-bye Bunny is about research on COVID-19, about the antibodies in our bodies, and the many kinds of research antibodies. And about the possibility that research ant...

Computational pipelines: to build and maintain them

Pipelines are basically a series of data analysis steps rendered computationally. I sat down, virtually that is, with two scientists at DNAnexus to talk about some way...

Sneak peak of AACR II 2020

Dr. Elaine Mardis and Dr. Antoni Ribas offer a sneak peek of the AACR annual meeting II and its hundreds of talks and thousands of posters. And they share their though...

Job-hunting at ‘ACCR.’

Job-hunting is always hard but job fairs at scientific conferences can be helpful. As the all-virtual virtual annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Res...

A chat with Hui Yang

Dr. Hui Yang from the Institute of Neuroscience at Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences and his team have developed new base-editors, which are used for gene-ed...

A chat with Carol Robinson

Dr. Carol Robinson and her team have developed a way to look at small things and big things all in one experiment. The lab is her passion and her joy, says Robinson fr...