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Welcome to the NEB® Podcast Series, Lessons from Lab & Life™

NEB_podcast_icon_White The NEB podcast series, Lessons from Lab & Life, is dedicated to sharing helpful life lessons from successful scientists. From an overview of cutting edge research to finding sources of inspiration, our podcasts can be enjoyed by science enthusiasts that like to ponder “what it all means”. Listen as leading researchers draw lessons from where scientific concepts (and misconceptions) have come from, where they are now, and where they are headed in the not-too-distant future. If you’ve got 20 minutes, we’ve got a story that just might interest you.

Get started by listening to Lessons from Lab & Life below, or download from iTunes.

 

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NEB Podcast Episode #33 -
Interview with Claudia Vickers: Growing synthetic biology in Australia

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Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Duration: 19:09 min.

Featuring: Professor Claudia Vickers, Director, CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform & Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Listen as Claudia Vickers of CSIRO explains both her work engineering plant pathways within microbes to manufacture natural products and how Australia is focusing building synthetic biology.


NEB Podcast Episode #32 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight: Interview with Todd Camenisch

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Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Duration: 20:21 min.

Featuring: Todd Camenisch, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John Fisher College; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Listen as we interview Todd Camenisch, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Todd has been spearheading wastewater surveillance testing at the institution and we will discuss how the program works, and how results are guiding the precaution and mitigation efforts, as well as further testing.


NEB Podcast Episode #31 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight: Interview with Dr. Peter Hotez

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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Duration: 35:02 min.

Featuring: Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Listen as we interview Dr. Peter Hotez, a physician-scientist and recognized expert in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. We discuss Dr. Hotez’s new book, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-science, and his thoughts on the current COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine development and manufacturing, as well as democratizing vaccine distribution.


NEB Podcast Episode #30 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight: Interview with Bas Oude Munnink

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Posted: Monday, February 8, 2021

Duration: 13:55 min.

Featuring: Bas Oude Munnink, Principal Investigator, Erasmus MC; Bjoern Textor, Senior Application Specialist, NEB Germany; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Listen as we interview Bas Oude Munnink of Erasmus MC in the Netherlands about the ongoing sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 in the country and what it has revealed.


NEB Podcast Episode #29 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight: Interview with Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Scientists

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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Duration: 26:40 min.

Featuring: Amy Kistler, Group Leader of Infectious Disease, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub; Eric Chow, Asst. Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco; Emily Crawford, Asst. Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California San Francisco; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Listen as scientists from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and the University of California San Francisco describe their work providing COVID-19 testing and genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 for the state of California.


NEB Podcast Episode #28 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight: Interview with Joshua Quick

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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Duration: 19:02 min.

Featuring: Joshua Quick, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, University of Birmingham

Listen as Joshua Quick explains the goal of releasing the ARTIC Network’s protocol for sequencing the SARS-CoV-2 virus and how his previous experience sequencing Ebola and Zika viral outbreaks have informed these efforts.


NEB Podcast Episode #27 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight: Interview with Naama Geva-Zatorsky

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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Duration: 19:02 min.

Featuring: Naama Geva-Zatorsky, Principal Investigator, Technion; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear Naama Geva-Zatorsky explain how her lab is using loop-mediated isothermal amplification, or LAMP, technology to detect SARS-CoV-2 directly from saliva samples or universal transport media containing nose and throat swab samples, without the need for RNA purification.


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About your host:

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Lydia Morrison
NEB Marketing Communications Writer

Lydia is a scientist by training and a communicator by nature, and has a knack for asking one too many questions.

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