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BioPOD is the official podcast of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
Produced and presented by enthusiastic student volunteers, they collect and cover stories from all over the school.

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    • Natural Sciences

BioPOD is the official podcast of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
Produced and presented by enthusiastic student volunteers, they collect and cover stories from all over the school.

    BioPOD - March 2016

    BioPOD - March 2016

    In this episode of BioPOD we talk to Professor Keith Matthews about his Sanofi - Institut Pasteur award for studying Trypanosomes. We also talk to the Edinburgh iGEM team who developed a paper-based biosensor for screening illicit drugs as well as to Professor Catherine Kidner about her work on how a novel sequencing approach can help to understand why the genus of Inga plants is so diverse. The winner of our logo competition is also announced.

    • 20 min
    BioPOD - September 2015

    BioPOD - September 2015

    In this edition of BioPOD, we'll be learning about how studying fundamental enzymes can help to tackle parasitic disease from Professor Malcolm Walkinshaw. We'll also be hearing a bit more about the Excellence with Impact winners before finding out how a group within the school are coming up with new strategies to reduce the spread MRSA. We also announce our logo competition.

    • 20 min
    BioPOD - April 2015

    BioPOD - April 2015

    We talk to Gytis Dudas about his work on the Ebola genome. We also meet the team from CIIE and ASCUS Art & Science behind a micro-residency featuring in the 2015 Edinburgh International Science Festival, and learn about some fascinating behaviour reported in vultures by Dr Luke McNally.

    • 20 min
    BioPOD - Autumn / November 2013

    BioPOD - Autumn / November 2013

    In this episode, BioPOD finds out about begging in beetles and altruism in guppies as well as rams on St. Kilda and the famous Edinburgh alumni Dr. James Young Simpson. We also take a visit to the school of physics to find out about astrobiology and microbes on Mars. These stories and others...

    • 29 min
    BioPOD - May 2013

    BioPOD - May 2013

    In May, BioPOD visited the Edinburgh International Science Festival, found out about inbreeding in beetles and a fly that?s threatening fruit crops, spoke to an Honorary Professor about his 30 year long career in science as well as taking one last trip to Millport's research station. These stories and others...

    • 29 min
    BioPOD - February 2013

    BioPOD - February 2013

    In this episode, BioPOD finds out about an infertility gene in fruit flies, learns how algae will be affected by climate change, investigates how we can save our urban pollinators, and hears about the work done by the famous Edinburgh scientists that our new library is named after. Listen now to these and other stories...

    • 28 min

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