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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Podcast #53 -
Interview with Genes in Space: Student designed experiments launch into space

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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2023

Duration: 16:41

Featuring: Pristine Onuoha, 2022 Genes in Space competition winner, East Chapel Hill High School; Katy Martin, Program Lead, Genes in Space; Ana Karla Cepeda Diaz, Ph.D. student, Harvard University

Hear from Genes in Space® 2022 contest winner Pristine Onuoha, whose experiment explores the measurement of DNA length in space. 

Podcast #52 -
Interview with Abdul Sesay: How COVID-19 brought diagnostic access to The Gambia

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Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Duration: 22:34

Featuring: Abdul Sesay, Head of the Genomics Strategic Platform at the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Hear Dr. Sesay explain how The Gambia dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has influenced the country’s preparedness for future viral outbreaks.

Podcast #51 -
Interview with Brad Langhorst: How bioinformatics informs sequencing

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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2023

Duration: 17:31

Featuring: Brad Langhorst, Development Group Leader, New England Biolabs

Hear NEB Development Group Leader Brad Langhorst talk about how bioinformatics informs sequencing, from primer design to analysis.

Podcast #50 -
Interview with Charlotte Houldcroft: Sequencing Double-stranded DNA Viruses

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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Duration: 20:31

Featuring: Charlotte Houldcroft, Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge

Hear Charlotte Houldcroft, lecturer at the University of Cambridge – talk sequencing, from double-stranded DNA viruses to ancient DNA.

Podcast #49 -
Interview with Mihir Kekre: Antimicrobial Resistance and Pathogen Surveillance

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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Duration: 27:49

Featuring: Mihir Kekre, Commercial Partnerships Manager, Tropic Biosciences

Hear Mihir Kekre, of Tropic Biosciences, share his experience in antimicrobial resistance research and pathogen surveillance.

Podcast #48 -
Interview with Orley 'Chip' Taylor: Understanding the Monarch Butterfly

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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Duration: 29:49

Featuring: Orley 'Chip' Taylor, Founder, Monarch Watch

Hear Chip Taylor, founder of the non-profit Monarch Watch, share his research findings and explain how we can help protect this endangered insect.

Podcast #47 -
Interview with Jessie Stickgold-Sarah: Incorporating communication into the scientific process

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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Duration: 27:28

Featuring: Jessie Stickgold-Sarah, Lecturer, Harvard University

Hear MIT Lecturer Jessie Stickgold-Sarah, who shares her perspective on the importance of good communication skills – especially in science.

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About your host:


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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