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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


Sophie Burgess on Sir David Attenborough

9/25/2017
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Sophie is a Marine scientist from New Zealand. She previously studied glow in the dark scallops to help make NZ scallop fishery more sustainable. Now here in Melbourne, she teaches students of ages ranging from prep to university about varying topics from weather science and clouds in a bottle to sustainability in engineering. She still likes to play in rock pools and collect shells at the beach though!! In the future she’s tossing up whether to become famous, get back into fisheries science...

Duration: 00:18:33


Tom Lang on Jack Pasons

9/23/2017
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Tom is a science communicator working at CERES, where his job involves trying to figure out exactly how sad to make primary school kids about climate change. On the side he designs board games, does comedy, and tries to figure out exactly how sad to be about climate change.

Duration: 00:21:01


Annette Jacobsen on Alexandre Yersin

9/23/2017
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Annette is a mature age PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, who defected to science after many years as a dispatcher for the ambulance service in Melbourne. She now spends her days investigating strange proteins and mechanisms of cell death, while trying (sometimes in vain) to keep up socially with the significantly younger students in the lab. Annette’s dreams include sampling as many craft beers as she can before her liver gives up, travelling to every continent in the...

Duration: 00:20:20


Matthew Snelson on Kary Mullis

9/23/2017
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Matthew Snelson on Kary Mullis by The Laborastory

Duration: 00:14:18


Toni Stevens on William Thomson

9/23/2017
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Toni Stevens on William Thomson by The Laborastory

Duration: 00:19:26


Jessica Moir on Katherine Boyle

9/22/2017
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Jess Moir is a Melbourne comedian who regularly performs at Political Asylum. She has two kids and lets them mix bi-carb soda with vinegar whenever they want. Jess has lived overseas, including in Nigeria, where she learned more than she wanted to about Ebola.

Duration: 00:13:03


Ariel Zeleznikow-Johnston on Michael Faraday

9/22/2017
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Ariel is a neuroscience PhD student at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health with a keen interest in science, science communication, science history and science fiction. In his spare time he tutors, reads books, spends too much time on the internet and eats a moderate amount of chocolate. He one day aspires to be successful enough at experimental science to never have to run experiments again.

Duration: 00:12:21


Laura Cook on Tyrone hayes

9/21/2017
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Laura has spent the last two years chasing wallabies for her Masters research at the University of Melbourne, and now works as a Vertebrate Collection Manager at the Museum, looking after much less active animals. She’s beginning a PhD later this year in reproductive biology and is fascinated by the all weird and wonderful ways organisms reproduce.

Duration: 00:13:45


Bel Smith on Colonel John Paul Stapp

9/21/2017
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Bel Smith on Colonel John Paul Stapp by The Laborastory

Duration: 00:21:28


Dr Steve Muhi on Dr Robert Koch

9/21/2017
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Steve Muhi is a medical doctor who is two years from qualifying as a specialist in Infectious Diseases. He has a long background in science, firstly completing a Bachelor of Space Science and a Bachelor of Medical Science at La Trobe University. He went on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Deakin, followed by a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in Northern Queensland. He is currently completing a Masters of Clinical Education at the University of...

Duration: 00:11:43


Matthew McArther on William Speirs Bruce

9/4/2017
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In a twenty year career in marine ecology, Antarctica has never been far from Matt McArthur's mind. His fascination for the continent, developing as soon as he understood the concept of an ice land to our south, influenced his career choices and resulted in his first invitation below the circle in 2004. Diving under the sea ice at Ross Island didn't scratch an itch so much as induce a rash and he continues to read, talk about, and try to get back to Antarctica at every opportunity.

Duration: 00:14:59


Stephen Luntz On John Dobson

9/4/2017
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Stephen Luntz writes for I Fucking Love Science, and previously wrote for Australasian Science. He has had almost five thousand articles published between the two. He owns two Dobsonian telescopes, one of which is still operational, and fosters another. Since he lives in Brunswick and doesn't own a car these actually get used far less than they should, but Stephen can sometimes be found taking the telescopes to festivals in the country, or just running astronomy nights in local parks or on...

Duration: 00:20:46


Mei Liu on Hedy Lamarr

8/28/2017
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Mei Liu is a science communicator, maker, educator and general life-ponderer. She spent much of her childhood climbing trees and asking questions. Mei currently works in the Education team at Scienceworks Museum, helping schools be more fun and relevant with science and technology projects. You can find her on Twitter @makermei or on Instagram @scicommlife. The Laborastory is a science storytelling night. Visit our website https://thelaborastory.com/stories/.

Duration: 00:20:00


Kate Cranny on flies, dung beetles and Dr George Bornemissza

8/27/2017
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Kate Cranney is a science communicator and artist. Since finishing her Masters of Science (Botany) last year, Kate has been working with The Nature Conservancy, helping establish a new women's ranger group in the Solomon Islands. Kate is passionate about the benefits of Indigenous ranger programs, the joys of fieldwork in remote places, the drawing of insects and the sculpting of clay fish. The Laboratory is a science storytelling night. You can find out when our next show is on our...

Duration: 00:13:58


Claire Sullivan on Margaret Howe Lovatt

11/12/2016
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Claire Sullivan on Margaret Howe Lovatt by The Laborastory

Duration: 00:14:11


Professor Ian Wanless on Eliyahu Rips

10/13/2016
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Professor Ian Wanless on Eliyahu Rips by The Laborastory

Duration: 00:20:05


Stuart Burns on Fritz Haber

10/13/2016
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Stuart Burns on Fritz Haber by The Laborastory

Duration: 00:17:08

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