The final episode of the Citizen Science series zooms out a little bit and looks at citizen science as a whole, from the different ways that people of all backgrounds can contribute, and some barriers people might face. This episode features:
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:
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:
- Dr Erinma Ochu, from the Univeristy of Salford, about her efforts to engage people in mathematics through botany.
- Dr Martin Jones, the Deputy Head of Microscopy Prototyping at the Crick Insititute, about the etch-a-cell initiative.
- Dr Pinja Haikka, a theoretical physicist and (at the time of recording) the head of outreach at ScienceatHome
- Steven Gray, CEO of Earthwatch (Europe & Middle East), on effecting change in corporates make policies in light of new climate change data.
This week we chat to Cindy Wu and Denny Luan, co-founders of Experiment, the science crowdfunding platform.
We talk about the underappreciated power of small chunks of funding in science, different methods of sharing science, and bonding over super-smash bros.
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.
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.
We spoke to Hemai Parthasarathy, the Scientific Director of Breakout Labs, a fund for early stage deep tech startups to get their research out of the lab.
This episode we speak to Philip Hemme, the founder and CEO of Labiotech, the leading media organisation covering European biotech. We talk about their rapid growth as a startup, the current state of biotech media, their internationally diverse team, and the benefits of 'open science' to biotech startups.
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.