How do we beat superbugs and sustainably store energy to combat climate change?
Can You Tell Me How is the second podcast produced by the University of Wollongong. Over six episodes we explore some of the world's biggest issues, and hear how UOW researchers are working on ground-breaking ways to solve them.
Your hosts are Lizzie Jack and William Verity. Lizzie is a recent UOW graduate and podcast producer, while William brings over 30 years of journalism experience to the podcast.
To see the world in a grain of sand
How can a single grain of sand put a timeline on human evolution and rewrite the history of homo sapiens?
•Professor Zenobia Jacobs, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Centre for Archaeological Science, UOW
•Distinguished Professor Richard 'Bert' Roberts, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Director - Centre for Archaeological Science, UOW
It's not about fish it's about people
How can we work with Pacific Island communities and the UN to protect biodiversity in our oceans, ensure fish for life and secure the future of our planet?
•Dr Aurelie Delisle, The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS), UOW
•Quentin Hanich, The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS), UOW
•Dr Harriet Harden-Davies, The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS), UOW
Curing disease without drugs
How do we treat illness without drugs? Researchers are working on a revolutionary fibre that will allow us to listen to never-before-heard conversations between our vital organs.
•Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace, Director of the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), UOW
•Kezhong 'Sean' Wang, PhD student, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), UOW
The serious business of child's play
How do we teach the fundamental skill of self-regulation, something even adults struggle with - to preschool aged children in order to set them up for life?
•Professor Marc de Rosnay , Academic Director of Early Start, Faculty of Social Sciences, UOW
•Associate Professor Steven Howard, School of Education, School of Psychology (Adjunct), Early Start Research, UOW
•Dr Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett, Director of Pedagogical Leadership Early Start, Director of The Early Years, UOW School of Education
Salt and the energy storage revolution
How can one of our most widely available natural resources - salt, be used to make batteries and help combat climate change?
•Dr Yunxiao Wang, Research Fellow, Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM)
•Dr Jonathan Knott, Research Fellow, Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM)
Seeing is believing
How can we use some of the world's most powerful microscopes and brightest minds, to develop new ways to detect and attack diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and motor neurone disease?
•Distinguished Professor Antoine van Oijen, Director of the Centre for Molecular and Life Sciences, UOW
•Dr Yee Lian Chew, UOW School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute (IHMRI)
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