We spoke to Joris van Rossum founder of Peerwith, a platform that makes it easy to find the right experts to help with your research publication. Think of it like a Fiverr for science. We chatted about the sharing economy, the power of remote collaboration, and why efficiency in science should be prized.
We spoke to Alon Vitenshtein Co-Founder of LabWorm, a newly launched, crowd-sourced platform for scientists in the digital age. LabWorm wants to make research more efficient by taking the stress and randomness out of the search for useful research tools. Whether you're seeking image analysis software, resources for cutting edge proteomics, or even a great podcast that reaches out to the brilliant scientific innovators (...yes we're featured on the site) - LabWorm have got you covered!
Recorded a week after Trump's Inauguration, this week's episode is with Richard Burge, Chief Executive of Wilton Park - an executive agency of the Foreign Office who helps coordinate Global political discussions - about the diplomacy of science. We chat chemical weapons, bioterrorism and nuclear treaties; we discuss why there are historians and classicists in policy but so few scientists; and how we ensure those who are making International decisions are clued up on the latest discoveries and advancements. This one's a goody...
This episode we spoke to Max Hodak Founder and CEO of Transcriptic, a Menlo Park based biotech company offering a robotic solution to research in the life sciences! We spoke about reproducibility in research, how Max went from undergrad to founding a Biotech startup, and why robotic research is the future of science.
We sat down (over Skype) with the fascinating Sijbrand de Jong, President of Council at CERN, to chat about how CERN is working with startups, the importance of basic science and the story of how he managed to miss the discovery of the Higgs Boson..!
We sat down with the wonderful Dr Shafi Ahmed and Steve Dann, founders of Medical Realities, an organisation specialising in the innovation of surgical training through virtual reality, and augmented reality. We talk about the importance of transparency for the medical profession, the power of VR, and their world first 360 degree surgical livestream back in April 2016! It's a good one...
We spoke to Dr Ceri Brenner, an Application Development Physicist at the STFC. Based out of Harwell, Ceri marries research with entrepreneurialism, focussing on how to spin out innovations related to the powerful lasers she works with. We chatted about the importance of flexibility in academia and what innovation really means in science!
We sat down with Mark Hahnel founder of Figshare - an online data sharing platform for researchers - to talk open science, founding a startup in the midst of a PhD, and the death of paper lab notebooks.
Nobel laureate Eric Betzig joined us to talk blue skies thinking, the benefits of naval gazing, open access, and why in science being risk averse can be the riskiest choice of all.
We spoke to Dr Shelly Moram who leads the Functional Nitrides Group at the Department of Materials at Imperial College London about how to disrupt the way we do research and university teaching. We chatted about the metric-driven culture of universities, new ways to open up 'blue sky thinking' in scientific research, the Ivory Tower of Science and how to fight the academic 'brain drain'.
We spoke to Andrew Steele (@statto) founder of Scienceogram and Vice-Chair of Science is Vital about the funding landscape within the UK and the impact that Brexit may have on the the pockets of the countries research institutions and the potential of losing some serious intellectual capital from overseas.