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In our world of co-creation, hyper-connectivity and exponentially growing technology, our science industry is in much need of disruption. Our slow processes, our steep barriers to entry, and our poor external and internal communication is eroding trust and discouraging talent. We speak to the innovators, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs intent on creating change. From crowd-sourcing and the maker movement in the world of startups, to changing the way we do peer review, publishing and lab work itself, we talk about how future trends will affect the world of science. We also dive into innovations in space, health, energy and advanced computing; talking biotech, quantum computing, AI, renewables, satellite applications and lots more. Science is going through a revolution, we are here to cover the people behind the change.

In our world of co-creation, hyper-connectivity and exponentially growing technology, our science industry is in much need of disruption. Our slow processes, our steep barriers to entry, and our poor external and internal communication is eroding trust and discouraging talent. We speak to the innovators, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs intent on creating change. From crowd-sourcing and the maker movement in the world of startups, to changing the way we do peer review, publishing and lab work itself, we talk about how future trends will affect the world of science. We also dive into innovations in space, health, energy and advanced computing; talking biotech, quantum computing, AI, renewables, satellite applications and lots more. Science is going through a revolution, we are here to cover the people behind the change.
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United Kingdom

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In our world of co-creation, hyper-connectivity and exponentially growing technology, our science industry is in much need of disruption. Our slow processes, our steep barriers to entry, and our poor external and internal communication is eroding trust and discouraging talent. We speak to the innovators, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs intent on creating change. From crowd-sourcing and the maker movement in the world of startups, to changing the way we do peer review, publishing and lab work itself, we talk about how future trends will affect the world of science. We also dive into innovations in space, health, energy and advanced computing; talking biotech, quantum computing, AI, renewables, satellite applications and lots more. Science is going through a revolution, we are here to cover the people behind the change.

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English

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07525243263


Episodes

Episode 61: Find a way, make a way

11/24/2018
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In this episode we are joined by our pal, the inimitable Harry Destecroix. Harry is CEO of Unit DX and Carbometrics, and is former CEO of Ziylo. We chat about why (and how) he managed to have such a mental job title, how Bristol is fast becoming a spinout factory, and how entrepreneurship can be fostered in the sciences with just a little bit more education, and a bit more ecosystem support. If you want to find out more about the story of Ziylo and Carbometrics, Gemma covered the...

Duration:00:36:08

Episode 60: Why Science Needs Advertising

11/2/2018
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In this episode we spoke to Karen Mazurkewich the Lead Executive of Communications & Marketing at MaRS, Toronto's startup hub. Karen was also formerly a journalist with the Wall Street Journal. We were keen to understand the Toronto startup ecosystem, and the state of science entrepreneurialism here. We also wanted to get Karen's perspective on science communication. Karen wrote a nice piece in the Harvard Business Review way back in April 2018 about how technologists and scientists should...

Duration:00:29:52

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 4 - Making Science Accessible

10/8/2018
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The final episode of the Citizen Science series zooms out a little bit and looks at citizen science as a whole. This episode features: Ainhoa Moya a software engineer (formerly of Conde Naste now Disney), on the value of opening up the lab to people with deep computational skills that may not have formal academic trainingDave GustonCaren Cooper

Duration:00:42:18

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 3 - Extreme Citizen Science

9/15/2018
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We're baaaack! Well, Linda is back - and she's got three great interviews with people transforming how science can be done. Linda Doyle takes us on a tour of the world of citizen science in this mini-series, Citizens Disrupt. In this episode Linda explores extreme citizen science! She speaks to: 1. Muki Haklay - Professor of Geographical Information Science at UCL 2. Dana Lewis - Founder of OpenAPS the artificial pancreas system that has transformed the lives of 100s of people with...

Duration:00:29:19

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 2 - DIY Bio

8/18/2018
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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: Bethan WolfendenBentoBio

Duration:00:28:19

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 1 - Contributory Science

8/6/2018
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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 contributory citizen science, where the data for scientific ventures is crowdsourced. She speaks to: Dr Martin Jonesetch-a-cell initiative.ScienceatHome

Duration:00:37:34

Episode 59: DIY Bio in the Bay

8/4/2018
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In this episode we chat to Mary Ward, the co-founder of Counter Culture Labs, an Oakland based community space that draws a diverse crowd to scientific exploration.

Duration:00:29:48

Episode 58: Investing in the Future

7/28/2018
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In this episode we chat to Jack Parsons, the business development lead at Panacea Stars, an accelerator focussing on early-stage deep tech startups.

Duration:00:39:21

Episode 57: Experimenting with Crowdfunding

7/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:27

Episode 56: Digitise the Lab

6/30/2018
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In this episode we chat to Simon Bungers, founder and CEO of labfolder.

Duration:00:36:06

Episode 55: Losing the Nobel Prize

6/14/2018
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In this episode we chat to UC San Diego Physicist Brian Keating on his new book 'Losing the Nobel Prize'. Brian Keating was in the running for a Nobel with the gravitational waves discovery, but his Nobel hopes evaporated when what they had really detected was the cosmologists nemesis ... interstellar dust. Brian talks us through the history of the Nobel, scientific incentives, and the perception of the Nobel through time. We also delve into some key things that the Nobel should change -...

Duration:00:38:34

Responsible Science: Episode 5 - The Next Generation

5/21/2018
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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. We chat to three entrepreneurial academics: A big shout out to the wonderful team at Cell Signaling Technology who have come on board as our series supporter – so a huge thanks to them for adding to the vision, and making this crucial conversation a reality.

Duration:00:59:44

Responsible Science: Episode 4 - Publishing

5/14/2018
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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. Before we being, a big shout out to the wonderful team at Cell Signaling Technology who have come on board as our series supporter – so a huge thanks to them for adding to the vision, and...

Duration:00:46:18

Responsible Science: Episode 3 - Industry

5/4/2018
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For the third episode of our ‘Responsible Science’, we dive deep into the world of scientific industry – companies which bring science out of the lab, into the real world, and turn a profit at the same time. We chat to two key leaders in the world of scientific industry: We chatted about how corporates can be responsible as well as commercially savvy in sharing information and contributing back to academia. A big shout out to the wonderful team at Cell Signaling Technology who have come...

Duration:00:39:15

Responsible Science: Episode 2 - The Disruptors

4/27/2018
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Featuring: Protocols.ioBenchSciTranscriptic In this episode we chat about how technology allows us to do things that previously, were simply not do-able in science. Including automation, widespread sharing of information, analysis of huge amounts of data, and collaborating with many people from all over the world in different fields. We also examined how the barriers to that technologists face in terms of adoption. This Responsible Science mini-series is kindly sponsored by Cell Signalling...

Duration:00:38:48

Responsible Science: Episode 1 - The Overview

4/19/2018
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The phrase ‘Responsible Science’ brings up a whole host of different questions. What is it referring to? Who is responsible for what? Isn’t science already super responsible? That’s why we decided to take some time – 5 episodes to be exact – to explore the idea of Responsible Science with some of the most influential people and organisations in the world of science. Over the course of the series, we’ll explore what the scientists themselves believe needs to be done to make science more...

Duration:00:24:26

Episode 54: The Road to Open Science Hardware

3/29/2018
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We're back from a little pod hiatus! In this episode we spoke to Dr Jenny Molloy, a Cambridge Synthetic Biologist who, among many things, is the Director of the Cambridge Biomakespace, and is on the organising committee for the Gathering for Open Science Hardware. We spoke about her work in developing the GOSH manifesto, and the recently released Open Science Hardware Roadmap which advocates for open science hardware as a ubiquitous component of everyday lab life. We also dove into the...

Duration:01:22:35

*SXSW Bonus Episode* Building an Ecosystem for Science Startups

3/27/2018
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*Bonus Episode* Gemma moderated a panel at SXSW on building an ecosystem for science startups with Ana Florescu of Science Practice, Harry Destecroix of UnitDx, and Dominic Falcao of Deep Science Ventures.

Duration:01:05:23

Episode 53: The Biotech Rebels

2/3/2018
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This episode we spoke to Elsa Sotiriadis, the Chief Futurist and Program Director of Rebel Bio. Rebel Bio is the world's first life science accelerator, based initially out of Cork, they have worked with startups tackling synthetic meat, algae derived materials, and drug repurposing using AI. They have recently brought in their first cohort to their 2nd home in London, where they will work out of the new White City Incubator. We were keen to break down the different science startup...

Duration:00:25:47

Episode 52: Breaking Research out of the Lab

1/20/2018
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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. Hemai started out as a neuroscientist at MIT, and moved from academia to the field of publishing as the North American Editor of Nature and went on to be one of the founding editors of PLOS, building PLOS Biology and PLOS One. So as you can imagine we were keen to get Hemai's perspective on a whole host of subjects straddling academia and...

Duration:00:35:58