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    Fat Cells

    Fat Cells

    Fat cells are specialised to store large amounts of fat that act as metabolic energy depots. However, fat cells carry out many other vital functions such as appetite regulation. Fat cells can talk to each other, the brain and the other organs. In this episode, Professor Susanne Mandrup talks about fat cells, as well as the epigenetics and DNA associated with fat cells and metabolic disease.
    Ph.D. Susanne Mandrup is Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SDU where she serves as Director of the Center of Excellence in Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) and Center for Adipocyte Signaling (ADIPOSIGN), as well as Head of the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit. Click here for more information about ATLAS and ADIPOSIGN.
    Professor Susanne Mandrup is an elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Academia Europaea, AcademiaNet, and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and Knight of the Order of Dannebrog.
    For more information about Professor Susanne Mandrup, please refer to the SDU Research Portal.
    Follow Susanne on Twitter @susmandrup
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    • 53 min
    Football is Medicine

    Football is Medicine

    "Football is medicine, football is for everyone, football is for life." That's the message from Peter Krustrup as we have a beer and a chat at the Euro 2020 Fan Zone is Copenhagen. Episode recorded June 24th, 2021. You can find some pictures of the meeting here.
    Peter is Chair of Health Sciences at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study. He is Professor of Sport and Health Sciences at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at SDU and Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Exeter, United Kingdom and Shanghai University of Sport, China. He is also a UEFA Pro-License football coach, currently working as Fitness Coach for the Danish Women’s National Team.
    He initiated the international “Football is Medicine” platform with more than 250 researchers from 25 countries. Football is medicine is the result of a 15 year study with 150 peer-reviewed articles.
    Peter's research interests consist of two main areas: Fitness and health effects of physical activity across the lifespan with special reference to team. This includes investigations of the link between the locomotor activities and physiological demands of various sports disciplines and other types of physical activity types, the cardio-vascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal adaptations after short and long-term interventions, and the potential for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lifestyle related diseases, such as hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis, and also for men with prostate cancer and women with breast cancer.
    Secondly he examines sports performance, fatigue, training and testing of male and female elite athletes. This includes analysis of physiological demands and locomotor activities in training and match-play for elite athletes and the general population, fatigue, recovery, development of sport-specific testing protocols, reliability and validity of tests in relation to sports performance, effects of aerobic training, anaerobic training, strength training, sprint training and agility training for elite and recreational athletes and effects of environmental factors, playing surface and diet manipulation on performance and recovery.
    Find more links to Peter's research here or on Twitter @sdusport
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    • 53 min
    Educational Philosophy

    Educational Philosophy

    In this episode, I speak with Professor Nina Bonderup Dohn about education and knowledge transfer. Nina is a Senior Fellow og Humanities and the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS). For further insights into her research, watch her DIAS lecture "Designing for situated knowledge in a world of change."
    MA, Ph.D, Dr.phil Nina Bonderup Dohn is Professor in Learning and ICT at the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark.
    She is Head of the Center for Learning Computational Thinking, an interdisciplinary center involving researchers from the Faculty of Humanities (Department of Design and Communication and Department for the Study of Culture), the Faculty of Science (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) and the Faculty of Engineering (Maersk-McKinney Moller Institute). She also leads the research program Learning, Design and Digitalization at the Department of Design and Communication. She currently (2020-2024) holds a research grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark for the project Designing for Situated Computational Thinking with Computational Things which involves researchers from three Danish universities and four international ones (in Great Britain, Australia, and the Netherlands). She recently finalized another project, Designing for Situated Knowledge in a World of Change, also financed by Independent Research Fund Denmark
    In 2004, she was awarded the Teaching Prize for the Faculty of Humanities, upon nomination from her students.
    Her research field bridges between epistemology, learning theory, and cognitive theory, and does so both philosophically and in terms of the development and testing of concrete designs for learning in practice, with a special focus on the role of ICT. Interdisciplinarity is key in her work, including the metaphilosophical explication of the roles philosophy can have in relation to other disciplines. Her research centers on questions such as what human knowledge is, how it is developed, how one can facilitate others’ in developing knowledge, and what roles technology can play.
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    • 41 min
    The history of the universe in a glass of beer

    The history of the universe in a glass of beer

    Professor Francesco Sannino is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP³-Origins) at the University of Southern Denmark. He is also the founder of the Danish Institute for Advanced Study, where is Chair of Physics. He is also currently Chair in Theoretical Physics at the University Federico II in Napoli and the Scuola Superiore Meridionale in Italy.
    In this episode, we look inside a glass of Weißbier to see what the universe is made of. Below is a timestamp of the conversation.
    (hh:mm:ss)
    (00:05:25) The atom and electromagnetism
    (00:23:50) Where do protons comes from?
    (00:31:40) Worm holes
    (00:33:44) The beginning of the universe and a theory for everything
    (00:44:46) Discoveries at CERN
    (00:49:04) Fundamental particles
    (00:51:57) What is in empty space?
    (00:53:32) Gravity and the Higgs
    (01:00:18) Black Holes
    (01:07:05) Time travel and consciousness
    (01:09:20) How did Francesco get interested in physics
    (01:11:32) The creation of DIAS
    (01:16:14) Modelling the spread of infectious disease 
    Find a lecture from Francesco here
    String theory
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_vtUtc1noI
    The pandemic playbook: A physicist take - DIAS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOhZUjyvV44
    The elegant laws of the Universe and it´s mysteries
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLkz3-Wio94
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Nuclear Bombs and Polio Interventions

    Nuclear Bombs and Polio Interventions

    My guest this week is Dr Keith Andrew Meyers. We talk about two of his research interests, the economic consequences of atmospheric nuclear testing conducted in the Nevada desert during the 1950s, and the socioeconomic effects of the Salk polio vaccine. We later digressed into the nature of conspiracy theories, morality, and the phenomena of epistemological decline.
    Here's a timestamp (hh:mm)
    (00:04) Nuclear Bombs
    (00:26) Polio
    (00:47) The economy of health(00:51) Importance of investing in science
    (01:01) The series of events that are needed to put bread on the shelves
    (01:03) Merchants of doubt
    (01:12) Morality
    (01:14) The political strategy of disinformation and the epistemological decline
    (01:21) Happiness
    Keith Andrew Meyers is Assistant Professor at Macroeconomics, International Economics and Economic History group in the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Southern Denmark, where is is a Fellow at the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies.
    This podcast is hosted by Michael Magee.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    What if we kept a 0.05% blood alcohol concentration?

    What if we kept a 0.05% blood alcohol concentration?

    What would be the short and long term effects of maintaining a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%? This question was inspired by the Oscar-winning Danish film, Druk.
    To answer this and more alcohol related questions is Dr Aleksander Krag. Dr Krag is Professor and senior consultant of Hepatology and Director of Odense Liver Research Centre at SDU and Odense University Hospital (OUH). He is also a Chair of Heath Science and the Danish Institute for Advanced Study.
    Read more about his research into liver disease.
    This podcast is hosted by Michael Magee.
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    • 21 min

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My new favourite podcast!

Awesome new podcast! It’s like sitting in a bar with super knowledgeable friends and chatting away on interesting actual topics on science, culture or society.

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Relaxed and informative

I’ve listened to a lot of science podcasts - they’re either rambly or packed full of facts. I enjoy the conversational approach to science in this one. Best is to listen on Friday afternoons with a glass of IPA 👩🏻‍🔬🍺

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