Citizens Disrupt: Episode 2 - DIY Bio

Linda Doyle takes us on a tour of the world of citizen science in this new mini-series, Citizens Disrupt.

In this episode Linda explores the burgeoning world of DIY Bio.

She speaks to:

  1. Bethan Wolfenden, co-founder of BentoBio
  2. Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale and Ilya Levantis, of the London BioHackspace 
  3. Raphael Kim, a bioartist creating bio based games

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 1 - Contributory Science

We take a tour of the world of citizen science in this new mini-series, Citizens Disrupt. In this episode Science: Disrupt contributor Linda Doyle explores contributory citizen science, where the data for scientific ventures is crowdsourced. 

She speaks to:

  1. Dr Erinma Ochu, from the Univeristy of Salford, about her efforts to engage people in mathematics through botany. 
  2. Dr Martin Jones, the Deputy Head of Microscopy Prototyping at the Crick Insititute, about the etch-a-cell initiative.
  3. Dr Pinja Haikka, a theoretical physicist and (at the time of recording) the head of outreach at ScienceatHome
  4. Steven Gray, CEO of Earthwatch (Europe & Middle East), on effecting change in corporates make policies in light of new climate change data.

Episode 55: Losing the Nobel Prize

In this episode we chat to UC San Diego's Professor Brian Keating , author of Losing the Nobel Prize, about scientific incentives, the history of the Nobel, and the feeling of having a Nobel prize slip through your fingers. 

Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UC San Diego’s Department of Physics. He and his team develop telescopes to study the Big Bang. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and holds two U.S.Patents. He received the 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House from President Bush for a telescope he invented and deployed at the U.S. South Pole Research Station called “BICEP". Professor Keating became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016 and is the author of Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor.

You can also follow Brian at @DrBrianKeating on Twitter. 

Responsible Science: Episode 5 - The Next Generation

Responsible Science: Episode 5 - The Next Generation

For the final episode of our ‘Responsible Science’ series, we look forward with some of the most exciting innovators coming up through the ranks of academia, intent on making it a better and more responsible place as they go.

Responsible Science: Episode 4 - Publishing

Responsible Science: Episode 4 - Publishing

For the fourth episode of our ‘Responsible Science’, we dive deep into the world of the science dissemination industry – organisations whose role is to effectively communicate science to the wider world, in the most efficient, fair and considered way possible, and ensure science can keep moving forward.

Episode 50: Cultivating the Future

Episode 50: Cultivating the Future

This episode we chatted to Erin Kim the Communications Director at New Harvest, a non-profit research institute focussed on making cellular agriculture a reality. We talk about the the current state of lab grown meat, the importance of effective science communication in a field prone to hype or hysteria, and the community New Harvest are building through their events.