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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.

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NEB Podcast Episode #35 -
Interview with Professor Jim Haseloff: From Plant Growth to Accessibility of Instrumentation

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Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Duration: 25:30 min.

Featuring: Professor Jim Haseloff, Ph.D., Department of Plant Science, University of Cambridge; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear from Professor Jim Haseloff, whose work has primarily focused on using synthetic biology to engineer plant growth, but during the pandemic he has focused his efforts on increasing global accessibility of low-cost instrumentation and access to diagnostics.


NEB Podcast Episode #34 -
Interview with Kate Creasey Krainer: Enabling Global Agricultural Growth

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Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Duration: 23:01 min.

Featuring: Kate Creasey Krainer, Ph.D., President & Founder, Grow More Foundation; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear from Kate Creasey Krainer, Founder of the Grow More Foundation, whose mission is to help end world hunger by bringing synthetic biology tools to developing countries and enabling communities to grow more fruitful crops.


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.


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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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