Sun, 19 March 2017
Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Jeff and Dr Catherine discuss stem cell study, blood test for autism, social media use and medical marijuana oxford study.
First guest: Dr Helen Czerski, University College London, BBC, tells us all about her work with ocean bubbles and how they interact with the atmosphere.
Second guest: Dr Chengxue Helena Qin, Senior Research Officer, Heart Failure Pharmacology, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute discusses her research on heart attacks.
Thu, 16 March 2017
This week Dr Jenny, Dr Euan and Dr Chris join Dr Shane in the studio.
In news, mitochondrial genomes helps track the movements of Indigenous Australia over the last 50,000 years; Neanderthals store DNA of their meals in their dental plaque; virtual reality; and bees.
Recorded interview with Mathew Noyes, software lead at NASA Johnson Space Centre’s Hybrid Reality Lab.
Guess on the phone is Don Bradshaw, Chair of Zoology and Senior Honorary Research Fellow from the University of Western Australia, His new study into honey bees has revealed the significant effect human impact has on a bee’s metabolism, and ultimately its survival.
Mon, 6 March 2017
Einstein A Go Go - 5th March 2017
Dr Lauren, Dr Ailie, Dr Ray and Dr Shane
News items: Amazonian DNA domestication, Bacterial microfossil filaments and storing information in DNA.
First Guest: Carmel Johnson spent a year on a mission for Hawaii Space Analog Simulation (HI-SEAS). The aim of the mission was to explore possible difficulties encountered while on a mission to Mars. More HERE
Second Guest: Dr Begoña Heras Australian Research Council Future Fellow College of Science, Health and Engineering. New approaches to deal with antibiotic resistance focusing on making pathogens non virulent. More HERE
Third Guest: Amelia Formby MSc BSc Uni Melb, BVA Monash will soon conduct a research project called “Wing Threads” exploring the migration of Shorebirds (the size of timtams!) from Australia to Siberia. More HERE
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Sun, 26 February 2017
Dr Shane is joined by Dr Ailie and Dr Ray, to chat about Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf, new insights into the evolution of gills, the proposed continent of Zealandia, and the newly discovered Trappist 1 planetary system.
The team talk to Dr Ronelle Welton from the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Melbourne, about the Australian Venomous Injury Project (AVIP). The project aims to develop a comprehensive epidemiological, sociological and geospatial system for collating, curating and analysing venomous bite and sting related injury datasets from multiple sources.
They also interview Dr Robyn Schofield from the School of Earth Sciences at The University of Melbourne about the damage to the atmosphere resulting from the use of fossil fuels, and what society can do about it.
Sun, 19 February 2017
In the studio this week are Dr Lauren, Dr Catherine and Dr Shane.
Wed, 15 February 2017
The week in the studio; Dr Shane is joined by colleagues Dr Euan, Dr Jen & Chris KP (as well as a plethora of guests!)
First Guest: Soren Hermansen (Director of Energy Academy)
Joining the team in the studio to talk about the sustainable living festival and share news from his home island in Denmark which has had amazing advances in renewable and sustainable energy.
Second Guest: Scott Mueller (Associate professor at the Doherty Institute)
Scott answers questions from the team on the subject of Lymph Nodes. What are they? Why are they there? What do they do? and how many do we have?
Third Guest: Chris Bolton (Particulate fluids processing centre - University of Melbourne)
As well as working alongside our own EAGG regular Dr Ray, Chris has been lucky enough to be part of the team that has developed a new piece of imagery equipment which has assisted in greater access to analyse Nano scale particles, particularly those that won't sit still.
The team then discuss the recent speaking event from the legendary Sir David Attenborough, sharing some previously unknown facts about the household favourites early days in the business.
Sun, 5 February 2017
Dr Shane and Dr Ailie sprint back into the studio for the first action packed show of the year. They kick off with some strange science news on the vitamin B3 deficiency effect on hamster population, AI detection of skin cancer, NASA study of twin astronauts and the Doomsday Clock update.
First guests: Mitchell Nothling, Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, University of Melbourne discusses research designing new enzyme mimics inspired by nature and employing the mechanism of natural enzymes for industrial application as synthetic catalysts.
Second guest: Clare Weeden, WEHI, discusses her research into lung damage and how stem cells repair our lungs as they constantly breathe in contaminants from air pollution to cigarette smoke and the possible causes of lung cancer.
Third guest: Professor Patrick Humbert, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, discusses cancer research into prevention therapeutics to help tumours to reorganise themselves, thereby stopping the cancer’s growth and spread.
Sun, 18 December 2016
Joining Dr Shane is Dr Krystal, Dr Lauren, Dr Geoff, Dr Ray, Dr Laura (as a guest/potential future host), and Chris KP.
Einstein A Go Go will be back in 2017. Have a great break and remember to support science wherever you can.
Sun, 11 December 2016
In the studio this week post radiothon are Dr Lauren, Dr Euan, ChrisKP and Dr Shane.
Sun, 4 December 2016
Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Ailie and Dr Ray bring you the week’s hot science, including concrete absorbing carbon dioxide, climate change links to storms that produce multiple tornadoes, printable temporary tattoos to measure sun exposure, and confirmation of new elements.
They speak to Professor Michael Bell, Chair in Tropical Agronomy, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, about the upcoming International Nitrogen Initiative conference and problems with the use of nitrogen in agriculture.
They interview Professor Sue Heinzel, Ph.D. President, Australasian Society for Immunology, and Dr. Lynn Corcoran from the Immunology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, about their discovery that two internal ‘clocks’ control the immune cells enlisted to fight infection. This discovery, published today in Nature Immunology, upends previous theories on how immune responses are regulated.
Finally, they chat with Rebecca Mitchell, Land Management Extension Officer with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in the Government of Victoria, about World Soil Day.