7 episodes

Welcome to In Their Element, a fascinating new podcast series offering a revealing glimpse into the unfolding careers of passionate science grads from South Australia's number one uni for science, the University of Adelaide.

In Their Element Podcast The University of Adelaide

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Welcome to In Their Element, a fascinating new podcast series offering a revealing glimpse into the unfolding careers of passionate science grads from South Australia's number one uni for science, the University of Adelaide.

    Reuben Jacob – a good time to cell

    Reuben Jacob – a good time to cell

    Reuben's path to a career in biotechnology started when he broke his arm at school and saw the miraculous work of the doctors who healed him. Join us for his conversation with Sarah Davidson as he discusses his plight to beat ovarian cancer after losing his grandmother to the disease, how biotechnology harnesses nature's toolbox for the good of mankind and the thrill of constant discovery.
    Reuben gives us insight into the future of biotechnology, regenerative medicine and what it was like to study biotechnology.
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    +Study biotechnology
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    • 35 min
    Jacob Maher – call of the wild

    Jacob Maher – call of the wild

    Ecologist Jacob Maher thinks you're a scientist. In fact, he believes we all are; "When people say they don't like science, it's like saying they don't like art. It's just so versatile, and I think we are all scientists in a way." Join us for his conversation with Sarah Davidson as he talks about sustainability in our urban environment, the different ways technology is changing the field of ecology and why we love charismatic animals! 
    We also cover the changing role of zoos in conservation, killer robot drones, and what it was like to study ecology.
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    +Study ecology 
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    • 29 min
    Brendan and Laura Carter – Bottled botanicals

    Brendan and Laura Carter – Bottled botanicals

    Winemakers Brendan and Laura want to challenge your palate. After meeting in their first year of university, this husband and wife team joined forces to push the boundaries of modern winemaking and take the practice back to its natural and historical roots. Join us for this fascinating conversation with presenter Sarah Davidson where they discuss the science and art of winemaking, how they channel the Australian identity into their products and what it is like to run a business with your partner.
    They discuss why their pursuit of quality is always balanced by sustainability and how Brendan's degree in viticulture and oenology, and Laura's study in agricultural sciences, has influenced their business. 
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    +Study viticulture and oenology
    +Study agricultural sciences
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    • 49 min
    Millie Shinkfield – Food (science), glorious food (science)

    Millie Shinkfield – Food (science), glorious food (science)

    Millie is a die-hard foodie. She loves nothing more than deconstructing the textures and flavours of her favourite dishes when dining out…much to the annoyance of her friends. But, as a food technologist at Mexex, she does know what she is talking about. Join us for her conversation with presenter Sarah Davidson as she talks about the versatility of the humble potato (including its use in ice cream!), what inspired her to focus on food waste and the study pathway that has led her to be in her element.
    Millie talks us through issues like the changing nutritional value of food depending on how you cook it, her work in quality and safety and what it was like to study food and nutrition science. 
    +Follow University of Adelaide Sciences on Instagram
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    +Study food and nutrition science
    +Learn more about Mexex
    + Follow our host Sarah on Instagram
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    • 35 min
    In Their Element (trailer)

    In Their Element (trailer)

    A fascinating new podcast series offering a revealing glimpse into the unfolding careers of passionate science grads from South Australia's number one uni for science, the University of Adelaide.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 min
    Pip Edwards - Walk on the guide side

    Pip Edwards - Walk on the guide side

    Pip Edwards transforms lives on a daily basis, one puppy at a time. She could hardly believe it when she landed her dream job (and almost everyone else's!) as a puppy education supervisor with the Royal Society for the Blind. Join us for her conversation with presenter Sarah Davidson as she explains the superpowers of a dog's nose, why she chose to work with animals instead of being an engineer, and the challenges of training people, as well as dogs!
    We also cover the unbelievable cuteness of three-week-old puppies, what it takes to train a puppy destined to assist in the community and what it was like to study animal science.
    +Follow University of Adelaide Sciences on Instagram
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    +Study animal science
     +Visit Royal Society for the Blind
    + Follow our host Sarah on Instagram
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    • 36 min

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