RESEARCHER Radio show

RESEARCHER Radio

Summary: RESEARCHER Radio is your weekly look into the work and life of scientists and academics from around the world. Hosted by Joe Fenton from RESEARCHER, each episode features a guest whose work is trending in the scientific and academic community. Through an interview format, this podcast will not only give you further insight into the science behind the paper, but you'll also delve into the mindset and the day to day lives of researchers. ℗ & © 2018 RESEARCHER Radio. This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io Music credited to: Something Elated (Broke For Free: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/ CC BY 3.0:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/

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 The Molecular Genetic Basis of Herbivory between Butterflies and their Host-Plants - Dr Sumitha Nallu | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 27:43

Today we are joined by Dr Sumitha Nallu from the University of Chicago. Sumitha is the author of 'The Molecular Genetic Basis of Herbivory between Butterflies and their Host-Plants'. Join us to discover more about the genetic basis of herbivory between butterflies and plants. What is comparative transcriptomics analysis ? How was next generation sequencing used in this paper? What impacts will this piece have on our environment? In this episode, Sumitha answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into 'The Molecular Genetic Basis of Herbivory between Butterflies and their Host-Plants', its impacts and the motivation behind Sumitha's work.In today's episode, we discuss:Sumitha describes her academic background and motivation. [01:43]We are guided through 'The Molecular Genetic Basis of Herbivory between Butterflies and their Host-Plants'. [05:17]Why were wild-caught female butterflies used for this study? [10:55]What is hot in Sumitha's field?. [22:53]Finally, Sumitha gives us her one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [25:50]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 Multiplexed protein maps link subcellular organization to cellular states - Dr Gabriele Gut | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 29:02

Today we are joined by Dr Gabriele Gut from the University of Zurich. Gabriele is the author of 'Multiplexed protein maps link subcellular organization to cellular states'. Join us to discover more about the combination of traditional biology and computational techniques. What is 4i? How can 4i change clinical trial processes? Why should you talk to a lab before starting a PhD? In this episode, Gabriele answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into 'Multiplexed protein maps link subcellular organization to cellular states', its impacts and the motivation behind Gabriele's work.In today's episode, we discuss:Gabriele describes his academic background. [01:33]We are guided through 'Multiplexed protein maps link subcellular organization to cellular states'. [03:25]What are the key considerations for 4i? [07:10]Gabriele discusses 4i and the clinical trial process. [12:15]Finally, Gabriele gives us his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [26:41]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 Lonely sensational icons: semantic neighbourhood density, sensory experience and iconicity - David Sidhu | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 30:58

This week we are joined by David Sidhu from the University of Calgary. David, alongside Dr Penny Paxman, is the author of 'Lonely sensational icons: semantic neighbourhood density, sensory experience and iconicity.' Join us to discover more about language, sound and it's meaning. What is iconicity and how is it measured? What is the Maluma/Takete effect? What techniques are best for academic productivity? In this episode, David answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into 'Lonely sensational icons: semantic neighbourhood density, sensory experience and iconicity', its impacts and the motivation behind David's work.In today's episode, we discuss:David describes his academic background. [01:16]We are guided through David's paper. [01:57]What is iconicity and how is it measured? [07:35]What is the Maluma/Takete effect? [13:15]David discusses the publishing process for this paper, alongside other experiences. [17:58]Finally, David gives us his tips to increase academic output alongside his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [22:30]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 The Rare Special Powers Movement - Dr Eleonora Passeri | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 37:43

This week we are joined by Dr Eleonora Passeri from the movement Rare Special Powers. Rare Special Powers is a movement that advocates for the advancement of rare disease through the power of art and beauty. Join us to discover more about the Rare Special Powers movement. Why and how does Eleonora combine the beauty of art with science? What does this movement hope to achieve? What was Eleonora's motivation to start this movement? In this episode, Eleonora answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into the Rare Special Powers movement and its impacts. In today's episode, we discuss:Eleonora talks us through her academic background and the Rare Special Powers movement. [00:38]What is Eleonora's motivation to create the Rare Special Power movement? [07:12]How is the art chosen for this movement? [15:22]Eleonora discusses other projects that she is working on. [26:48]Eleonora, gives us her one piece of advice for PhD students who may not want to work in academia. [31:47]Where can you find out more about Rare Special Powers? [34:47]Discover more about the Rare Special Powers movement here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcher-app.com.

 Triple oxygen isotope evidence for limited mid-Proterozoic primary productivity - Dr Peter Crockford | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 19:10

This week we are joined by Dr Peter Crockford from Princeton University and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Peter is the author of 'Triple oxygen isotope evidence for limited mid-Proterozoic primary productivity'. Join us to discover more about the earth's biosphere 1.5 billion years ago. What evidence is there for fluctuating oxygen levels 2.5 billion years ago? How have computing techniques evolved over time? What is it like to work in two academic institutes? In this episode, Peter answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into 'Triple oxygen isotope evidence for limited mid-Proterozoic primary productivity', its impacts and the motivation behind Peter's work.In today's episode, we discuss:Peter describes his academic background and the paper in question. [01:00]We are guided through the Monte Carlo sampling methodology. [03:45]Peter tells us how oxygen isotopes created life on earth. [08:51]What is life like working in two different academic institutions? [13:22]What topics are hot in the field? [15:21]Finally, Peter gives us his tips to increase academic output alongside his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [16:36]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 Ecosystem restructuring along the Great Barrier Reef following mass coral bleaching - Dr Rick Stuart- Smith | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 25:26

This week we are joined by Dr Rick Stuart-Smith from the University of Tasmania. Rick is the author of 'Ecosystem restructuring along the Great Barrier Reef following mass coral bleaching'. Join us to discover more about the effects of mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. What is coral bleaching? What funding is in place to combat this? How has mass coral bleaching changed the habitats for fish in the area? In this episode, Rick answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into 'Ecosystem restructuring along the Great Barrier Reef following mass coral bleaching', its impacts and the motivation behind Rick's work.In today's episode, we discuss:Rick guides us through his motivations and academic background. [00:36]We are guided through 'Ecosystem restructuring along the Great Barrier Reef following mass coral bleaching'. [01:20]What are the proxies used in this study, and what would happen if more were added? [05:51]Are there any academic and logistical differences when studying more secluded sites?  [09:53]What will be the impacts of the 2016 mass coral bleaching? [11:38]What funding is in place to combat mass coral bleaching? [17:02]Finally, Rick gives us his tips to increase productivity alongside his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [21:43]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 Modeling outcomes of soccer matches - Alkeos Tsokos | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 22:32

This week we are joined by Alkeos Tsokos from University College London. Alkeos is a co-author of ‘Modeling outcomes of soccer matches'. Join us to discover more about machine learning and its relationship to the sporting world. How successful can soccer matches be predicted and what is the Alan Turing Institute? In this episode, Alkeos answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into 'Modeling outcomes of soccer matches', its impacts and the motivation behind Alkeos' work.In today's episode, we discuss:Alkeos tells us about his academic background and explains his paper. [00:40]We are guided through the models used for this paper. [02:16]What are the proxies used in this study, and what would happen if more were added?  [05:51]What is Alkeos' PhD thesis? [10:15]Alkeos discusses the Alan Turing Institute. [15:03]Alkeos provides us with his trick to increase academic productivity. [17:39]Finally, Alkeos gives us his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [19:08]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 Personality Traits and Social Media Use in 20 Countries - Professor Homero Gil de Zúñiga | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 35:07

This week we are joined by Professor Homero Gil de Zúñiga from the University of Vienna. Homero is the author of ‘Personality Traits and Social Media Use in 20 Countries: How Personality Relates to Frequency of Social Media Use, Social Media News Use, and Social Media Use for Social Interaction'. Join us to discover more about personalities and the way they affect social media use. There are 5 big personality traits, but will this soon change? How are minorities affected by social media use? What is the open access movement and what does Homero think of this environment? In this episode, Homero answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into 'Personality Traits and Social Media Use in 20 Countries: How Personality Relates to Frequency of Social Media Use, Social Media News Use, and Social Media Use for Social Interaction', its impacts and the motivation behind Homero's research.In today's episode, we discuss:Homero tells us about his academic background. [00:45]Homero guides us through his most recent paper. [04:05]There are currently 5 big personality traits, here Homero discusses these traits, their relationship to social media and how they may evolve. [07:55]We discover more about how different social media platforms cater for different personality traits. [11:45]Homero discusses the use and power of social media for minorities. [17:55]We learn more about academic publishing. [23:48] Homero provides us with a few tricks to increase academic productivity. [27:40]Finally, Homero gives us his one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD. [32:43]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 Measuring Perception Control on Social Media - Dr Melanie Keep | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 36:52

This week we are joined by Dr Melanie Keep from the University of Sydney. Mel, alongside Dr Alison Attrill-Smith, is the co-author of ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’. Join us to discover more about social media perception and identity. What is e-health and what are its benefits? How and why do we define ourselves on social media? Why is age a factor in social media identity? In this episode, Mel answers all of these questions and more. We will also gain further insights into ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’, its impacts and the motivation behind Mel's research.In today's episode, we discuss:Mel's academic background. [00:43]Mel guides us through the e-health field and the Australian e-health system. [04:02]We are given an overview of ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’. [12:40]Mel discusses whether or not social media self-perception will evolve as a result of the youth of today. [19:19]We learn about how the results of Mel's experiment could have differed if there was a focus on the eastern world. [22:14]Mel discusses the pitfalls of academia and academic productivity. [31:34]Finally, Mel tells us her one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD. [34:26]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 Defining microbiome function - Dr Jonathan Klassen | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 27:51

Today we are joined by Dr Jonathan Klassen from the University of Connecticut. Jonathan is the author of ‘Defining microbiome function’. Join us to discover more about the microbiome world; Why is the human gut so important? How important are ants? Why is there now a call for the cross disciplinary training in logic and philosophical microbiome research?We will gain further insights into 'Defining micbrobiome function', its consequences and the motivation behind Jonathan's research.In today's episode, we discuss:Jonathan's academic background. [00:45]We are given an overview of ‘Defining microbiome function’. [02:56]Jonathan discusses previous research in the microbiome world. [06:18]We discover more about the human gut and it's importance to microbiome research. [09:30]Jonathan calls for the 'cross disciplinary training in logic and philosophical microbiome research', but just how popular is this movement? [11:40]Just how far can 'Defining microbiome function' forward current scholarship? [16:15]Jonathan discusses his academic influences. [19:10]Jonathan describes how he spends his week. [20:36]Jonathan gives his one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD. [25:37]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

 Psychological Trauma and Memory Control - Dr Justin Hulbert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:54

This week's guest on RESEARCHER Radio is Dr Justin Hulbert from Bard College. Join us to discover more about psychological trauma and memory control, as well as Justin’s life as an academic. Justin explains the relationship between trauma and memory, how trauma and adversity is measured and also gives us insights into transnational co-collaboration.We will gain further insights into the paper, its consequences and Justin's motivation behind his research.In today's episode, we discuss:Justin's academic background. [00:37]We are given an overview of ‘What doesn't kill you makes you stronger: psychological trauma and its relationship to memory control'. [04:16]Justin provides the methodology used to measure trauma. [08:55]We learn more about the challenges to the experiment. [15:23]Justin discusses the candidate pool. [18:35]We learn more about the challenges of co-collaboration. [21:31]We learn about Justin's academic role models. [34:50]Justin gives his one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD. [38:37]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io

 The Curo-Pi3 Conference - Professor Rik Tykwinski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:58

This week's guest is Professor Rik Tykwinski from the University of Alberta. Rik was recently a speaker at the University of Oxford's Curo-Pi3 conference. The third edition of the CURO-Pi conference was hosted by Professor Harry Anderson, and discussed the latest developments in the chemistry and physics of curved pi-conjugated molecules.Join us to discover more about the CURO-Pi3 conference, its speakers and Rik's favourite posters. Rik also discusses what young academics and PhD's should do when attending these conferences. Plus, we also learn what academics get up to when they attend international conferences. In today's episode, we discuss:Rik's academic background. [01:10]We are given an overview of the paper Rik presented at the Curo-Pi3 conference. [04:05]Rik discusses the reception of his paper at Curo-Pi3. [07:15]Rik explains his favourite presentations at Curo-Pi3. [09:15]We learn about the importance of conferences and what PhD's should do when attending such events. [11:25]Rik talks about the Curo-Pi3 poster session and how scientific conferences have evolved in the last few decades. [14:40]We learn about what academics do when visiting another city during a conference. [19:25]Rik talks about his acadmeic influencers. [13:17]We are given insights into academic productivity, but is it always a good thing?. [13:17]Finally, Rik gives PhD students and early career academics his advice for success. [13:17] Find out more about Curo-Pi3 here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io

 Getting a grip on sensorimotor effects in lexical-semantic processing - Alison Heard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:03

This week's guest on RESEARCHER Radio is Alison Heard from the University of Calgary. Join us to discover more about language processing. Just how well do we generate language and convey meaning? Just how far can a better understanding of sensorimotor effects take us? And what should you do when you first begin the PhD programme?We will also gain further insights into the paper, its consequences and Ali's motivation behind her research.In today's episode, we discuss:Alison's academic background. [00:38]We are given an overview of ‘Getting a grip on sensorimotor effects in lexical-semantic processing'. [02:18]Ali provides the motivation behind her research. [04:21]Ali discusses the biggest issues in her specialist field. [07:16]Ali discusses the challenges faced whilst producing this paper. [08:05]Ali gives us an insight into her current research. [09:40]We learn about Ali's academic role models and her career aims. [10:47]Ali gives her one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [13:17]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io

 Welcome to RESEARCHER Radio - Dr Ramiz Nathani | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:32

Welcome to the first ever RESEARCHER Radio episode. Throughout this series, we will be speaking to different academics from all around the world about their specialist subjects. Each academic guest would have produced written, examined, analysed and published work that is trending throughout the RESEARCHER community, and the wider scientific community. We will be finding more about the paper, the steps that are taken to create it and it's potential consequences in the academic or real world.Discovering more about an academic paper and its origins are only half the RESEARCHER podcast story, we will also dive into the world of academia by discovering more about the lives of our academic guests.This week we are joined by Dr Ramiz Nathani, former PhD from University College London and co-founder of RESEARCHER. We will discuss Dr Nathani's transition from science to the world of technology and business, whilst learning more about the RESEARCHER story.In today's episode, we discuss:How Dr Nathani transitioned from the world of science to the world of technology. [01:12]We undertake a whirlwind tour of Dr Nathani's PhD. [02:33]Dr Nathani explains the differences between the world of science and the world of technology, and how they can learn from each other. [04:19]Dr Nathani discusses the inspiration behind RESEARCHER. [06:08]Dr Nathani gives his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [06:52]This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.

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