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Researching the research

Researching the research

By Horacio Pérez-Sánchez

A podcast about research and researchers; outbreaking discoveries, academic and industrial research and everything around; from idea conception to its publication, patent or company, how to apply to grant calls and raise funding, interviews to researchers to understand their lives and motivations, and more! Contact me at: Horacio-ps.com
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14. Apply to postdoc fellowship call with us
14. Apply to postdoc fellowship call with us
Link to the postdoc fellowship call: https://tinyurl.com/twjdc If you want to continue discussion about this episode and in general about the themes we talk in our podcast (how research is made, how to do it more efficiently, interviews to researchers, etc) then join our discord community at: https://discord.gg/3dN7pQNWAk Or contact me at: https://horacio-ps.com 
12:01
January 15, 2022
How can you be more productive in your research using consolidated apps: Akiflow
How can you be more productive in your research using consolidated apps: Akiflow
If you want to go far in your research it is crucial to be productive and nowadays there are many interesting productivity apps and systems that you can use for that. But the problem is that there are many! And it is very difficult to find one that suits all your needs. Another problem in this regard is that when you collaborate with other researchers they will probably use other productivity applications, so at the end you spend a lot of time switching between productivity and time management applications. Today's interviewee has a solution for this! Nunzio Martinello: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nunziomartinello/?originalSubdomain=in is the CEO of Akiflow, and they developed Akiflow proposing the idea of consolidated apps. Akiflow allows you to have a central dashboard  with calendar which allows you to integrate and sync tasks from many different systems such as gmail, Trello, Todoist, etc, and Zapier, which allows you an even higher number of integrations. So today we had Nunzio in the podcast and he gave some very interesting explanations about Akiflow and answered our questions. We really recommend you to use it: https://akiflow.com If you want to continue discussion about this episode and in general about the themes we talk in our podcast (how research is made, how to do it more efficiently, interviews to researchers, etc) then join our discord community at: https://discord.gg/3dN7pQNWAk PS: Background music "Let the sunshine" from "Keep Calm and Podcast": https://pod.co/keep-calm-and-podcast
20:12
December 17, 2021
Making it Rain: Cloud-Based Molecular Simulations for Everyone with Pablo Arantes in our Journal Club
Making it Rain: Cloud-Based Molecular Simulations for Everyone with Pablo Arantes in our Journal Club
First journal club episode from our Structural Bioinformatics and High Performance Computing (BIO-HPC) community which you can joint at: https://discord.gg/fZyNYTsT7k where we discussed about the paper "Making it Rain: Cloud-Based Molecular Simulations for Everyone": https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00998 with its first author, Pablo Arantes from University of California Riverside: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pablo-Arantes It would be great to have you in our next Journal Club! PS: Background music "Let the sunshine" from "Keep Calm and Podcast": https://pod.co/keep-calm-and-podcast
01:09:35
December 05, 2021
Molecular Dynamics with Hugo Verli from UFRGS, Brazil
Molecular Dynamics with Hugo Verli from UFRGS, Brazil
In this episode we focus around the computer simulation technique Molecular Dynamics (MD), which allows the study of the dynamics of systems of biological relevance. For such purpose we have the pleasure to interview Prof. Hugo Verli from UFRGS, Brazil: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fB-31L4AAAAJ&hl=es and you can contact via email in case of questions at: hverli@cbiot.ufrgs.br  or  hugoverli@gmail.com We also talked about his research career, his views about the research process and many other interesting topics. If you want to continue discussion about this episode then join our discord community at: https://discord.gg/3dN7pQNWAk
39:42
November 26, 2021
Nanotechnology and research in graphene with Romain Danneau from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Nanotechnology and research in graphene with Romain Danneau from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Interview with key topics in nanotechnology and graphene research with Romain Danneau from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: https://www.int.kit.edu/1244_romain.danneau.php you can contact him directly through his email address (link below) if you have questions about his very interesting research. We also talked about his research career, his views about the research process and how to manage a research group. If you want to continue discussion about this episode then join our discord community at: https://discord.gg/3dN7pQNWAk
59:45
November 20, 2021
Why multitasking can be efficient (I): multiple difficult projects or creative processes
Why multitasking can be efficient (I): multiple difficult projects or creative processes
This is an episode in the productivity for researchers series. Today I explain why multitasking can be very efficient or perhaps the only way to work on multiple difficult research projects or creative processes, taking advantage of our subconscious mind to find solutions or unblock us. Contact me at: horacio (at) horacio-ps.com if you want to join our webinar where I will live and interactively explain the technique.  If you want you can continue it here in our public Telegram group at: https://t.me/researching_research   Thanks for listening! PS: Image taken from: https://thenounproject.com/term/multitasking/995438/
15:38
October 19, 2021
Research groups vs startups
Research groups vs startups
This is the first episode about startups, where I comment main similarities and differences between research groups in academia and startups. It is based on a very interesting blog post from Charl Both, from Delft University: https://cpbotha.net/2012/07/24/startups-vs-academic-research-groups-fight/ At the end of the episode there are some open questions for discussion. If you want you can continue it here in our public Telegram group at: https://t.me/researching_research   Thanks for listening! BTW: Spanish version of the episode: https://anchor.fm/horacio-ps/episodes/Grupos-de-investigacin-y-startups-similitudes-y-diferencias-e17b92q PS: Image taken from: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/businessman-startup-success-arrow-2330853/
20:04
October 12, 2021
Modeling water in biomolecular systems with Maria Bzówka from Tunneling group, Silesian University of Technology
Modeling water in biomolecular systems with Maria Bzówka from Tunneling group, Silesian University of Technology
Maria Bzówka is a PhD student from Tunneling group, Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland, working on developing computational methods and their application to biomolecular systems. She visited our research group in September, and we learnt a lot of things from her! In today’s show, we talked about her career, research and views about science If you want to know more about her, please check the following websites about: a) her research group: http://www.tunnelinggroup.pl/ http://www.aquaduct.pl/ https://twitter.com/tunnelinggroup b) the software Aquaduct: https://academic.oup.com/bioinformatics/article/36/8/2599/5682414 https://www.livecomsjournal.org/index.php/livecoms/article/view/v2i1e21383 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HKtINTemsI c) her COVID papers: https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/21/9/3099/htm https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/22/4/2065/htm d) her hsEH Review: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S135964462100252X You can contact her at: m.bzowka@tunnelinggroup.pl  or maria.bzowka@polsl.pl https://twitter.com/BzowkaMaria The recording of this episode was performed at UCAM thanks to the audio recording and edition assistance of UCAM’s Unit for Scientific Culture and Innovation (Unidad de Cultura Científica e Innovación). Special thanks to Francisco Ruiz. And last but not least, you can continue the discussion about the show in our Telegram group: https://t.me/researching_research
01:03:47
September 30, 2021
How to explore research ideas just recording a podcast episode
How to explore research ideas just recording a podcast episode
This is the second episode about productivity hacks for researchers, recorded on the street, in which I explain how to explore (and develop new )research ideas just recording a podcast episode. If you want to get more information about all these steps or are interested on my research consultancy services, you can contact me at  horacio (at) horacio-ps.com  or:  https://horacio-ps.com/en/principal-english/  Finally, you can engage in further discussions about the podcast episodes in our public Telegram group with other users at:  https://t.me/researching_research   Thanks for listening!
16:05
September 20, 2021
How to (we) perform computational drug discovery (I): Blind docking
How to (we) perform computational drug discovery (I): Blind docking
In today's episode I introduce one of the ways we can use computers in order to discovery new drugs. For that I talk about the necessity of multidisciplinary research between structural bioinformatics, high performance computing, and computational drug discovery, just to name a few. Next I explain the Virtual Screening (VS) technique idea and how it is divided into SBVS and LBVS. Focusing in SBVS I explain what a molecular docking simulation is and how a database is processed using it to prioritise compounds for experimental testing. Nevertheless molecular docking can be vastly improved with the Blind Docking (BD) technique and implementation we have developed in our group, BIO-HPC at UCAM, and which is called Achilles Blind Docking server: https://bio-hpc.ucam.edu/achilles/ this technique is also implemented in our GPU software METADOCK 2: https://academic.oup.com/bioinformatics/article-abstract/37/11/1515/5711286?redirectedFrom=fulltext and here I mention two key publications that have used our BD technique: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.aba6617 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41589-019-0278-6 And last but not least, you can continue discussion in our Telegram group: https://t.me/researching_research
37:23
September 12, 2021
How the apps installed on your smartphone can influence your productivity as researcher
How the apps installed on your smartphone can influence your productivity as researcher
This is the first episode about productivity hacks for researchers, recorded on the street, in which I explain how the apps installed on your smartphone can influence your productivity. If you want to get more information about all these steps or are interested on my research consultancy services, you can contact me at horacio (at) horacio-ps.com or: https://horacio-ps.com/en/principal-english/ Finally, you can engage in further discussions about the podcast episodes in our public Telegram group with other users at: https://t.me/researching_research  Thanks for listening!
15:06
August 25, 2021
Intro to research grants calls
Intro to research grants calls
This is the first episode about research grants in which I introduce what research grants are and how are grant calls usually structured. I talked about: How research grant calls are structured Advice for the preparation of documents The reality of rejection Resiliency and feedback If you want to get more information about all these steps or are interested on my research consultancy services, you can contact me at horacio (at) horacio-ps.com or: https://horacio-ps.com/en/principal-english/ Finally, you can engage in further discussions about the podcast episodes in our public Telegram group with other users at: https://t.me/researching_research  Thanks for listening!
26:55
August 19, 2021
Structural bioinformatics, scientific career path and advice for PhD students
Structural bioinformatics, scientific career path and advice for PhD students
In this episode I was recently interviewed by Eva Lantsoght and Rico Massa in their podcast PhD Talk: https://www.evalantsoght.com/podcast.html where we talked about: My scientific career How structural bioinformatics and supercomputing works Advice for PhD students General productivity tips You can contact me at horacio (at) horacio-ps.com  and you can engage in further discussions about the podcast episodes in our public Telegram group at: https://t.me/researching_research  Thanks for listening! 
40:12
August 06, 2021
Introduction and podcast trailer
Introduction and podcast trailer
First and introductory episode of the podcast in which I briefly explain what the podcast is about and what I think you can expect from it, how it will be recorded, produced and organised, and how to you can give feedback and engage in further discussions.
07:15
August 06, 2021