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Citizens Disrupt: Episode 2 – DIY Bio


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Podcast: Science: Disrupt
Episode: Citizens Disrupt: Episode 2 – DIY Bio
Pub date: 2018-08-18

Linda Doyle takes us on a tour of the world of citizen science in this new mini-series, Citizens Disrupt.

In this episode Linda explores the burgeoning world of DIY Bio.

She speaks to:

  1. Bethan Wolfenden, co-founder of BentoBio
  2. Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale and Ilya Levantis, of the London BioHackspace 
  3. Raphael Kim, a bioartist creating bio based games

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Innovator Stories – Episode 4


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Podcast: Science: Disrupt
Episode: Innovator Stories – Episode 4
Pub date: 2019-06-22

What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings?

Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast.

Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you’ll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s building new products, changing behaviour in the lab or simply being more vocal in the scientific community, we wanted to bring to the fore some of the ‘behind the scenes’ insights into what makes innovation happen.

This episode features:

The series is supported by the awesome team at Digital Science’s Catalyst Grant – they’re constantly searching for the next big thing in scientific research software. To help nurture original, early stage ideas they created the Catalyst Grant where they offer up to £25,000 to help get your idea from concept to prototype. So, if you’ve got an idea to help further scientific research, then they’ve got the funding and resources to bring it to life. The next deadline for submission is June 30th, so get to it!

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Citizens Disrupt: Episode 1 – Contributory Science


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Episode: Citizens Disrupt: Episode 1 – Contributory Science
Pub date: 2018-08-06

Linda Doyle takes us on a tour of the world of citizen science in this new mini-series, Citizens Disrupt.

In this episode Linda explores contributory citizen science, where the data for scientific ventures is crowdsourced. 

She speaks to:

  1. Dr Erinma Ochu, from the Univeristy of Salford, about her efforts to engage people in mathematics through botany. 
  2. Dr Martin Jones, the Deputy Head of Microscopy Prototyping at the Crick Insititute, about the etch-a-cell initiative.
  3. Dr Pinja Haikka, a theoretical physicist and (at the time of recording) the head of outreach at ScienceatHome
  4. Steven Gray, CEO of Earthwatch (Europe & Middle East), on effecting change in corporates make policies in light of new climate change data.

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Episode 71: The Space Sweepers


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Episode: Episode 71: The Space Sweepers
Episode pub date: 2019-09-16

After a long summer we’re back, and we’re here to talk spaaaace! Specifically the issue of satellite sustainability and the startup leading the charge.

In this episode of the Science: Disrupt podcast we chat to Harriet Brettle, Business Analyst at the startup Astroscale and co-founder of the London Space Network.

Astroscale is a space startup that is developing a solution to the environmental concerns over space debris and all of the challenges that that can bring.

We also discuss Harriet’s path to Astroscale and her drive to establish the London Space Network and the benefits of community organisation.

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Episode 46: From Side Project to Startup


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Podcast: Science: Disrupt
Episode: Episode 46: From Side Project to Startup
Episode pub date: 2017-10-31

This episode we chatted to Bethan Wolfenden, the co-founder of Bento Bioworks, a biotech startup that has created a ‘laptop size laboratory’. This kit allows the user to perform simple DNA analysis and dramatically reduces the cost of the components you’d need to analyse samples, thus lowering the barrier to entry for molecular biology.

This episode is a very candid discussion about founding the company, as we cover the difficult decision to move on from a PhD to develop the company and the challenges of crowdfunding the product (of which they had a successful KickStarter campaign). 

We also meander through the burgeoning DIY bio community, how the IGEM competition has informed her attitude towards science done within the confines of academia, and what citizen science can actually achieve (when it’s not reduced to data collection).

  

If you liked the episode be sure to subscribe on iTunes (or your podcast site of choice) and leave a rating/comment. It helps a bunch 🙂

Other relevant podcasts on similar topics:

Episode 37: Science in Seattle, with Zach Mueller a founding member of SoundBio (The Seattle BioHackspace) Episode 13: The Science Sharing Revolution, with Mark Hahnel the founder of Figshare

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Innovator Stories – Episode 2


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Episode: Innovator Stories – Episode 2
Episode pub date: 2019-04-16

What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings?

Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast.

Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you’ll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s building new products, changing behaviour in the lab or simply being more vocal in the scientific community, we wanted to bring to the fore some of the ‘behind the scenes’ insights into what makes innovation happen.

This episode features:

The opportunity in modernising the lab is huge, if these 4 are anything to go by, and in this episode we dive into the nitty gritty of why it needs done now, and how best to go about changing an old, sometimes slow-moving, industry which might not always be up for change.

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Innovator Stories – Episode 5


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Episode: Innovator Stories – Episode 5
Episode pub date: 2019-06-29

What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings?

Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast.

Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you’ll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s building new products, changing behaviour in the lab or simply being more vocal in the scientific community, we wanted to bring to the fore some of the ‘behind the scenes’ insights into what makes innovation happen.

This episode features:

The series is supported by the awesome team at Digital Science’s Catalyst Grant – they’re constantly searching for the next big thing in scientific research software. To help nurture original, early stage ideas they created the Catalyst Grant where they offer up to £25,000 to help get your idea from concept to prototype. So, if you’ve got an idea to help further scientific research, then they’ve got the funding and resources to bring it to life. The next deadline for submission is June 30th, so get to it!

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Innovator Stories – Episode 3


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Podcast: Science: Disrupt
Episode: Innovator Stories – Episode 3
Episode pub date: 2019-06-01

What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings?

Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast.

Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you’ll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s building new products, changing behaviour in the lab or simply being more vocal in the scientific community, we wanted to bring to the fore some of the ‘behind the scenes’ insights into what makes innovation happen.

This episode features:

  • Cindy Wu, Co-Founder of Experiment. Experiment is a crowdfunding platform that allows anyone to participate on the scientific process by backing their chosen research project. In exchange not only do funders get to see research flourish but get to share in the scientific content produced through lab notes produced for that funding community.
  • Monica Grenados, a policy analyst and food web ecologist. Monica is active in the open science community through her work on the leadership team at PREreview and as a mentor for the Mozilla Open Leaders. PREreview is a platform that hosts preprint reviews and shares them openly with everyone, they also are great advocates of getting preprints into the traditional academic journal club.
  • Naomi Penfold, associate director of ASAPbio a non-profit that promotes transparency and innovation in life science communication. Naomi is involved in engaging the scientific community promoting the use of preprints to ensure the science actually gets outs of the lab in a reasonable time frame and is available to all.

The series is supported by the awesome team at Digital Science’s Catalyst Grant – they’re constantly searching for the next big thing in scientific research software. To help nurture original, early stage ideas they created the Catalyst Grant where they offer up to £25,000 to help get your idea from concept to prototype. So, if you’ve got an idea to help further scientific research, then they’ve got the funding and resources to bring it to life. The next deadline for submission is June 30th, so get to it!

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