Archive for the 'biology' Category

176 – Dr Anushi Rajapaksa – Spray Vaccines

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Do you or someone you know dislike getting the needle? Well in today’s episode, I speak to Dr Anushi Rajapaksa from the Murdoch Children’s Institute on her research into delivering vaccinations via a spray. We also talk about DNA vaccines and personalised medicine. Sounds intriguing! To find out more, listen into the episode! Download MP3 […]

175 – Dr Charley Lineweaver – Is Our Solar System Special?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Listen to today’s episode as I talk to Assoc Prof Charley Lineweaver from the Australian National University on his thoughts about whether the Solar System is unique or special! Download MP3 of Ep 175

168 – Matt Witkowski – Leukaemia and the Ikaros Gene

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

In today’s episode, I talk to Matthew Witkowski, a PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, on his research into the relationship between the Ikaros Gene and Leukemia. We discuss: – Matt’s background – A definition of leukaemia – Matt’s work in his PhD – What is the Ikaros gene? – […]

159 – Where is my flying car? – Part 3

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Today’s episode is part 3 of a 3 part series called “Where is my flying car?” organised and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Physics Students Society. This final episode in this series primarily includes audience questions – some of the audio is difficult to hear from some parts of the audience, so apologies for […]

158 – Where is my flying car? – Part 2

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Today’s episode is part 2 of a 3 part series called “Where is my flying car?” organised and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Physics Students Society. Hosted by Dr Roger Rassool, panel members included: Dr Andi Horvath, Museum Victoria, Dr Erica Sloan, Monash Institute on Pharmaceutical Science, Tim Thwaites, Science writer, and myself. The […]

157 – Where is my flying car? – Part 1

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Today’s episode is part 1 of a 3 part series called “Where is my flying car?” organised and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Physics Students Society. Hosted by Dr Roger Rassool, panel members included: Dr Andi Horvath, Museum Victoria, Dr Erica Sloan, Monash Institute on Pharmaceutical Science, Tim Thwaites, Science writer, and myself. The […]

152 – Dr Corin Storkey – Sugar to Mend a Broken Heart

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

In today’s episode, I talk to Brains Matter regular, Dr Corin Storkey, from the Heart Research Centre in Sydney. He talks to us about new research into a type of sugar that could prevent heart disease! We talk about: – the patent that has been filed on a new sugar based compound – how the […]

148 – Michael Roache – Australian Macropod Action Plan

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

In this episode, I speak to Michael Roache, the Program Manager for Threatened Species at the World Wildlife Fund – Australia. He spoke to me about: – Michael’s background – National Threatened Species Day – How many threatened species do we have in Australia? – What are macropods? – The relationship between threatened species and […]

142 – Prof Richard Wassersug – Prostate Cancer

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Professor Richard Wassersug is from the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology from Dalhousie University in Canada. He is also a prostate cancer survivor, and I talked to him about his personal and academic interest in issues around prostate cancer, including: – His personal experience with prostate cancer – The link between his interest in herpetology […]

135 – Prof Claude Roux – Forensic Science

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

I talk to Professor Claude Roux from the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Technology Sydney about forensics and how it is used. Topics we discuss include: – The type of research Claude is interested in – Finger printing – Forensic anatomy – Anti body forensic methods – DNA usage and profiling in […]