biology

Episode 25      19 min 39 sec
Abundance And Extinction: Species Under Pressure

Prof Nigel Stork

Prof Nigel Stork talks to podcast host Dr Shane Huntington about the crisis of global extinction of species, its bio-historical backdrop, and a future of reduced diversity.

Guest: Prof Nigel Stork, School of Natural Resource Management

Topic: Global Extinction of Species

Episode 20      26 min 43 sec
Genetically modified (GM) crops: the wheat from the chaff

Prof Rick Roush

Professor Rick Roush examines the realities and myths around Genetically Modified (GM) or transgenic Crops. With Dr Shane Huntington.

Guest: Professor Rick Roush, Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Resources.

Topic: Genetically modified crops: the wheat from the chaff

Episode 12      26 min 34 sec
War Against the Cotton Bollworm

Assoc Prof Phil Batterham
Prof Derek Russell

Assoc Prof Phil Batterham and Prof Derek Russell describe how genetics, proteomics, chemistry and field work join forces in the war against the cotton bollworm - a 5 billion dollar pest that is the scourge of farmers from Australia to Africa.

Guests:
Associate Professor Phil Batterham
Professor Derek Russell

Topic: War Against the Cotton Bollworm

Episode 11      15 min 28 sec
Precision Drug Delivery with Nanotechnology

Prof. Frank Caruso

Professor Frank Caruso chats with Dr Shane Huntington about how advances in Nanotechnology enable delivery of therapeutic drugs in the human body with "pinpoint" accuracy.

Guest: Professor Frank Caruso from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

Topic: Precision delivery of therapeutic drugs with Nanotechnology

Episode 9      19 min 08 sec
Doggy DNA

Dr Steven Holloway

Dr Steven Holloway discusses research into canine DNA and its applications with Science Host, Dr Shane Huntington

Guest: Dr Steven Holloway from the Faculty of Veterinary Science.

Topic: Canine DNA research and its applications

Episode 5      18 min 07 sec
Malaria Resurgent

Professor Graham Brown

Professor Graham Brown discusses the resurgence of malaria, and the role of the Nossal Institute of Global Health in the war on malaria and other global health problems.

Guest: Professor Graham Brown, Foundation Director of the Nossal Institute of Global Health

Topic: Malaria Resurgent

Episode 4      27 min 00 sec
Stem Cell Research

Professor Loane Skene
Professor Peter Rathjen
Professor Loane Skene and Professor Peter Rathjen discuss the debate on stem cell research with Jacky Angus

Guests:
Professor Loane Skene, President of the Academic Board of the University of Melbourne, a member of the Council of the University, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Professor Peter Rathjen, Dean of Science

Topic: Stem Cell Research