BlueSci Podcast

Ep. 10 - Cambridge Science Festival (Part 1)

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By BlueSci Podcast
The Cambridge University science magazine podcast.
Ep. 11 - Cambridge Science Festival (Part 2)
SECOND BONUS POD!  The Cambridge Science Festival 2019 is in full swing! Roxy & Emma talk to Hugh Matthews from the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience about his upcoming talk on how to trick the visual system, and his views on the importance of public engagement with younger audiences. Emma also catches up with Emily Fisk from the Cambridge Science Centre to hear about special activities the Centre is putting on during the Festival!  For more festival details, visit
March 15, 2019
Ep. 10 - Cambridge Science Festival (Part 1)
BONUS POD!  To celebrate the Cambridge Science Festival 2019, Emma has a quick chat with Ellen Nisbet and Liz Miller, two speakers at this year's festival, to hear about their upcoming talks, what other events they are looking forward to and why they think it is important to take part in science public engagement.  For more festival details, visit
March 11, 2019
Ep. 9 - Alice Pullen & Delphine Larrieu
Seán is back! He and Emma talk to Alice Pullen from the British Antarctic Survey and Dr Delphine Larrieu, who works as a Group Leader in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR). They also talk about bees doing maths and Emma makes Seán solve equations.
February 28, 2019
Ep. 8 - Merixtell Huch & Khayam Javed
For the first show of 2019, Emma and new host Swastika bring you two interviews with scientists from the Gurdon Institute. Emma talks to group leader Dr Merixtell Huch, about her work on liver and pancreas progenitor cells. Swasti chats with Khayam Javed, a PhD student in Sir John Gurdon's lab, about his research on cell fate determination in frog embryos and what it is like to study with a Nobel Laureate. They also discuss mosquito dissections and antimalarial drugs!
January 7, 2019
Ep. 7 - Berta Verd & Emily Fisk
Emma and new pod host Eva talk to Berta Verd, a postdoctoral researcher from the Department of Genetics and Emily Fisk, who joined the Cambridge Science Centre as a science communicator after a PhD in microbiology. They also chat about a new artificial intelligence technology and its applications for cancer diagnosis.
September 24, 2018
Ep. 6 - Richard McKay
Seán and Emma (well, mostly Seán) talk to Richard McKay from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge about his book: "Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic". They also have a quick chat with PhD student Christina Gladkova about her paper on the structure of active PARKIN and its implications for understanding early-onset Parkinson's disease.
August 17, 2018
Ep. 5 - Juan Garaycoechea & Victoria Honour
Seán and Emma talk to Juan Garaycoechea from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology about his work on DNA damage and petrologist Victoria Honour from the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University. They also discuss the curious incident of vanished North American dogs.
July 27, 2018
Ep. 4 - Ian Ostericher (part. 2) & Dan Jones
Seán and Emma talk to Dan Jones, host of the "Climate Scientists" podcast and physical oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey, and bring you the second part of Ian Ostericher's interview about his PhD work in northern Mongolia. They also discuss methane emission feedback loops in freshwater lakes and whether they could have beaten an elite marathon runner aged 10.
May 20, 2018
Ep. 3 - Ian Ostericher & Fran Day
Seán and Emma talk to archaeology PhD student Ian Ostericher and theoretical particle physicist / science comedian Fran Day. They also discuss Stone Age surgeon training on cows.
May 6, 2018
Ep. 2 - Elizabeth Murchison & Alison Banwell
Seán and Emma chat with Liz Murchison from the Cambridge Vet School about her work on transmissible cancers, and to Alison Banwell, a glacier and climate scientist at the Scott Polar Research Institute. They also discuss pupil size and learning!
March 26, 2018
Ep. 1 - Tim Gregory & Lucinda Spokes
Seán and Emma talk to PhD student Tim Gregory, a finalist on the BBC's "Do you have what it takes?" programme and Dr. Lucinda Spokes about this year's Cambridge Science Festival. They also discuss tattooed mice and underground tunnels in Greenland.
March 11, 2018
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