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In the Active Site

In the Active Site

By Christoph Winkler and Mathias Pickl
This podcast by Mathias Pickl and Christoph Winkler officially accompanies the Biotrans 2021 conference in Graz. Meet here the scientists who were invited to give a lecture at the meeting and are among the brightest minds in the field. Talking science without graphical aids gives a unique opportunity to address a broader perspective and to get to know the researchers in a new way. (The Podcast "In the Active Site" is released under a CC-BY license)
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Episode 3: Elina Siirola

In the Active Site

Episode 17: Christopher Prier
In the final episode of In the Active Site we interview Dr. Christopher Prier, who shares his perspective as Associate Principal Scientist at Merck, New Jersey.
July 12, 2021
Episode 16: Kurt Faber
In a very special episode, we interviewed the winner of the Biotrans 2021 Senior Award, Prof. Kurt Faber from the University of Graz. As Kurt was the PhD supervisor of both of us we came with a long list of questions.
June 28, 2021
Episode 15: Gideon Grogan
This week’s guest “In the Active Site was Prof. Gideon Grogan from the University of York. Listen to him, as he talks about his book, enzyme mechanisms and his talk at the Biotrans 2021.
June 14, 2021
Episode 14: Todd Hyster
This week we interviewed the winner of the Biotrans 2021 Junior Award, Prof. Todd Hyster from Cornell University. Listen to him sharing stories from his lab and his view on biocatalysis.
May 31, 2021
Episode 13: Byung-Gee Kim
Listen to our talk with Prof. Byung-Gee Kim from Seoul National University and benefit from his great experience and his unique perspective at biocatalysis in Episode 13 of “In the Active Site”
May 17, 2021
Episode 12: Emily Balskus
Meet Prof. Emily Balskus from Harvard University in Episode 12 of “In the Active Site”. Listen to Emily talking about her research, teaching and much more.
May 03, 2021
Episode 11: Mélanie Hall
In this episode we learn many details bout the upcoming conference from Prof. Mélanie Hall form the University of Graz, who is one of the leaders of the elk crew and part of the local organizing committee of Biotrans 2021. Also enjoy her thoughts regarding research and the biocatalysis.
April 19, 2021
Special Episode: Wolfgang Kroutil
Listen her to a special episode to Prof. Wolfgang Kroutil as he gives an update to his interview in Episode 1 and as he reveals some details on the conference.
April 12, 2021
Episode 10: Tobias Erb
Listen to Prof. Tobias Erb from the Max-Planck Institute Marburg, who shares some spoilers about his keynote lecture at Biotrans2021 and gives insight into the way he approaches his research.
April 05, 2021
Episode 9: Magali Remaud-Simeon
This week we interviewed Prof. Magali Remaud-Simeon from the INSA in Toulouse. Listen to Magali, sharing insights about her career, science, and her contribution to Biotrans 2021.
March 22, 2021
Episode 8: Marco Fraaije
In this episode, Prof. Marco Fraaije from the University of Groningen and organizer of the last Biotrans in 2019, talks about his passion for flavoenzymes and shares some insider information on organizing a Biotrans conference.
March 08, 2021
Episode 7: Silvia Osuna
Listen to Prof. Silvia Osuna in Episode 7 of "In the Active Site". Silvia explains her research and talks about her passion for art.
February 22, 2021
Episode 6: Nick Turner
Prof. Nick Turner from the University of Manchester shares some inspiring thoughts with us about biocatalysis in general. Listen to episode 6 of “In the Active Site”.
February 08, 2021
Episode 5: Gerard Roelfes
In episode 5 of our Podcast, we ask Prof. Gerard Roelfes from the University of Groningen about his career, his inspiration, and his science.
January 25, 2021
Episode 4: Francesca Paradisi
In this nice interview for Episode 4 of "In the Active Site" Prof. Francesca Paradisi from the University of Bern tells how she got into biocatalysis and talks about her research and about the way she leads and supervises her group.
January 11, 2021
Episode 3: Elina Siirola
In episode 3 of „In the Active Site” we have a great discussion with Elina Siirola from Novartis.
December 28, 2020
Episode 2: Jiří Damborský
Meet Jiří Damborský, head of the Loschmidt Laboratories in Brno and known for the Protein Engineering Portal.
December 14, 2020
Episode 1: Wolfgang Kroutil
Listen to Wolfgang Kroutil, host of the Biotrans 2021 about his research and hear some details about the upcoming conference.
November 23, 2020