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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 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...

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

Episode 54: 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...

Duration:00:35:58

Episode 51: European Biotech

1/12/2018
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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. Related episodes: Episode 32: Truth, Beauty, Science, with Undark Editor in Chief Tom Zeller Jr Episode 26: Silicon Valley Science, with Ryan Bethencourt, the Program Director and...

Duration:00:39:12

Episode 50: Cultivating the Future

12/14/2017
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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. Related episodes: Episode 45: Securing the Future of Food, with Thought for Food founder Christine Gould Episode 26:...

Duration:00:28:59

Episode 49: From Cambridge to the Commons

11/27/2017
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This episode features Julian Huppert, former Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge, and now Director of the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College Cambridge. We chat about Julian's journey from academia to the House of Commons where he was recognised as the only scientist, a moniker that Julian was keen to not let define and confine his policy goals. We wanted to get his insight into the general state of scientific understanding in parliament, and how scientists can better engage politicians...

Duration:00:34:25

Episode 48: Build. Test. Repeat.

11/18/2017
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This episode features our pals Ali Afshar and Ignacio Willats founders of HackScience, a startup focussed on streamlining research by taking time consuming lab tasks out of hands of the scientists through automation. Their principle product currently is the cell feed exchanger, which replenishes the liquid food required for healthy cells in culture. This process can take hours out the day, and often requires the researcher to come in during weekends. Automating research also allows for...

Duration:00:43:00

Episode 47: Building the Impossible

11/12/2017
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This episode features Winfried Hensinger, Professor of Quantum Technologies at the University of Sussex. Following on from our chat with the brilliant Chad Rigetti, we were keen to get the academic perspective on the burgeoning field of quantum computing. We were immediately struck by Winfried's fire for this field, describing it as making science fiction a reality (he made his way into physics via a love of Star Trek). We were keen to dive into the core challenges of building the...

Duration:00:35:25

Episode 46: From Side Project to Startup

10/31/2017
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This episode we chatted to Bethan Wolfenden, the co-founder of Bento Bioworks, a biotech startup that has created a 'laptop size laboratory'. This kit allows the user to perform simple DNA analysis and dramatically reduces the cost of the components you'd need to analyse samples, thus lowering the barrier to entry for molecular biology. This episode is a very candid discussion about founding the company, as we cover the difficult decision to move on from a PhD to develop Bento.Bio and...

Duration:00:41:45

Episode 45: Securing the Future of Food

10/20/2017
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In this episode we chatted to Christine Gould, founder and CEO of the Thought for Food Foundation. Their annual conference, startup challenge and active community centres around the science and tech working to ensure we have enough food to feed the world. With Christine, we talked about how to bring together diverse groups of people - startups, scientists, designers, policy makers, corporates and, in particular, young people, to work towards solutions. She explained how the TFF annual...

Duration:00:34:45

Episode 44: Driving the Automation Revolution

10/10/2017
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In this episode we chatted to Kristin Ellis, the Scientific Development Lead at OpenTrons, about all things science. OpenTrons is a company that builds affordable open-source lab robots, that remove the need to perform tedious manual pipetting tasks, to free up valuable time for researchers. We touched on the importance of good science communication and the unfair stigma that often impacts researchers that are keen to involve and talk to the public, and the true value of encouraging that...

Duration:00:39:32

Episode 43: Getting to Science 2.0

9/29/2017
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This episode Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media joins us in a far reaching conversation spanning the whole science ecosystem. From the communication of science, to liberating knowledge generated by research from the confines of the static PDF, to the mutual learning experience of colliding technologists and academics, Tim has been regarded as a thought leader in Silicon Valley over the past few decades, popularising the terms open source and web 2.0. So we were interested to...

Duration:00:41:42