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Melbourne, Australia

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Episodes

Tim Young on Niels Bohr and the Disappearing Nobel Prize

10/19/2017
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Tim Young is an astrophysicist, and passionate science communicator. In his spare time he runs podcasts focused on science and gaming respectively. He is also an adventurous rock climber.

Duration: 00:16:31


Professor Lyn Beazley on Pat Kailis

10/19/2017
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Professor Lyn Beazley is one of Western Australia’s leading scientists and science communicators. She is the former Chief Scientist of Western Australia, who also has a history in founding Dolphin Watch.

Duration: 00:14:03


Dr Mark Harvey On Joseph Chamberlin

10/18/2017
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At 10 years of age, Mark Harvey wrote to the Serengeti National Park to ask for a job, which says something about the career that was to follow. Dr Mark Harvey is the Senior Curator of Arachnology (or man who is in charge of creepy crawlies) at the WA Museum. His major passion is in the study of pseudoscorpions.

Duration: 00:13:03


Hannah Etchells on Dr Max Day

10/18/2017
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Hannah is a scientist with a not-so-secret past life in the fashion and arts industry. Now she's doing a PhD in ecology, researching how really severe fires affect our WA ecosystems - focusing on a small and threatened population of mainland quokkas.

Duration: 00:09:31


Dr. Emma Moloney On Dr. Virginia Apgar

10/6/2017
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Dr Emma Moloney is a Consultant Anaesthetist based in Melbourne. She completed medical school in Brisbane and went on to specialise in Anaesthesia. She moved to Melbourne to complete a fellowship in Trauma Anaesthesia, and 4 years later is still here. A physiologist at heart, Emma loves doing all sorts of surgeries where she can use different drugs to tinker with people’s physiology. She has recently returned from a stint in London, where she both worked and travelled hard. When not...

Duration: 00:15:23


Nathan Eizenberg On Lewis Fry Richardson

10/6/2017
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Part time scientist, part time climate activis, Nathan is currently working in atmospheric modelling and data assimilation at The Bureau of Meteorology. Over the winter he was personally the third highest user of Australia's largest supercomputer at the the National Computational Infrastructure Centre in Canberra He is also a volunteer facilitator at Climate for Change. Trying to change the conversation around climate change, one DNM at a time. At a previous job he worked as a travelling...

Duration: 00:18:59


Phoebe Lewis On

10/6/2017
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Phoebe is a PhD student from RMIT University studying the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and plastic in Antarctic seabirds. She just completed her first Antarctic field season last summer and is slightly obsessed with anything polar.

Duration: 00:15:43


Luke Morris On Dom Pérignon And The Production Of Champagne

10/6/2017
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After planting, pruning, picking, plunging, pumping, pressing, packing, pouring and promoting everything to do with wine, Luke wrote silly short stories for the stage. He's now a student of psychological sciences, and so Luke is combining a past life with a current interest to talk about Dom Perignon and the production of Champagne.

Duration: 00:12:32


Professor Gary Hime On Etienne Geoffroy Saint - Hilaire

9/28/2017
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Gary Hime completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide before working as a research scientist at Stanford University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne where his work is focussed on understanding the genetic regulation of stem cells in development and disease.

Duration: 00:08:53


Dr. Clare Hampson On Nakamoto September 2017

9/28/2017
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Clare Hampson is the creator of award-winning fringe festival live art piece A Window in Mime and has written and performed in comedic plays and sketch comedy shows in the Melbourne fringe and comedy festivals. She script advises for the ABC TV Show The Dr Blake Mysteries and is a long time supporter of Laborastory: she actually came up with the name The Laborastory, and performed at the very first show in 2013. She is a doctor who has trained in anatomical and forensic pathology and now...

Duration: 00:22:13


William Bevens on Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes

9/28/2017
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William Bevens completed a Masters of Biomedical Science in 2016 at University of Melbourne, investigating proteins within the placenta and their links to preeclampsia. He has worked at the Office of Adam Bandt helping develop Science and Research policies and helped organise the March for Science. William now works as a research assistant at the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne.

Duration: 00:15:30


Sarah Charnaud On Ronald Ross

9/28/2017
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Sarah Charnaud is a molecular parasitologist studying how the malaria parasite survives in red blood cells with the aim of finding new drug targets to cure this devastating tropical disease. Sarah completed her PhD at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia after moving from malaria drug discovery in London at LSHTM. She was born in South Africa and witnessed the effects of maternally transmitted HIV on young people. Feelings of helplessness sparked her interest in tackling diseases...

Duration: 00:13:45


Rohan Long On Baron Franz Nopcsa

9/28/2017
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Rohan Long is a zoology teacher and collection manager of the Tiegs Zoology Museum at the University of Melbourne. He is a writer, an obsessive birdwatcher, a composer of esoteric music and a palaeontologist with many field season's experience on the early-Cretaceous rocks of the Victorian coast.

Duration: 00:12:26


Meredith King On Tycho Brahe

9/28/2017
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Meredith is originally from the US, and no, she doesn’t want to talk about politics. She landed in Australia 13 years ago to study abroad during an arts degree. She is now a proud Melbournian and a doctor in paediatrics, which most people mistake for podiatry. For the record, she does not know anything about your sore feet.

Duration: 00:13:44


Simon Cropper on Charles Stromeyer III & Patti Smith

9/28/2017
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Simon Cropper is a teaching and research academic examining human sensation and perception. He has worked in both physiology and psychology departments in the UK, Canada and Australia and is now in Psychology at Melbourne University.

Duration: 00:15:47


Samuel Mills on Oliver Sacks

9/28/2017
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Samuel Mills researches visual neuroscience. He loves brains, and is fascinated by all the different ways they can play up.

Duration: 00:14:00


Dr Viviane Richter On Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

9/28/2017
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Viviane received her PhD in biochemistry from La Trobe University after studying proteins found on mitochondria in human cells. This involved growing tiny, microscopic crystals and shooting them with X-ray beams at the Australian Synchrotron. As a science writer, Viviane has written about everything from the atomic to the astronomical, but one of her favourite topics remains the weird and wonderful world of microbes.

Duration: 00:19:24


Professor Karin Verspoor on Suzanna Lewis

9/25/2017
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Karin is a third culture kid, or maybe a fifth culture kid, depending on how you count. Born in Senegal (that’s in West Africa) to Dutch parents, raised in America, married to a Spaniard, and living in Australia, she speaks 4.5 human languages and at least as many computer languages. She has developed mission control software for a NASA subcontractor, managed a team of Brazilian, Russian, and Kiwi software developers before there was Skype, worked in an office inside the security perimeter...

Duration: 00:14:33


Dr Aaron Wagen on Jean-Martin Charcot

9/25/2017
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Dr Aaron Wagen is a trainee in Neurology, and loves all things brains, arts, and sciences, but is particularly thrilled when those things combine. Outside of working as a doctor, he has written and performed in comedic plays and live art pieces in the Melbourne Fringe Festival, nearly completed a Masters in Neuroscience and is an expert at spontaneous meal creation, always named by the dominant ingredient and the word “surprise”. You will probably know him best as one of the founders of a...

Duration: 00:22:11


Alice Brandli on Linda Buck and Richard Axel

9/25/2017
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Alice is an eye researcher at the University of Melbourne. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Sydney with a neuroscience PhD. She researches diseases of the eye and is fascinated by the nose. Her favourite smells are gasoline, musk sticks and hot cheese toasties.

Duration: 00:12:16

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