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Microbes Living In Extreme Environments | with Dr Aparna Banerjee | PODCAST #17 Earth Ideas

    • Education

Dr Aparna Banerjee is a microbiologist who works in the field of extremophiles - microbes who live & thrive in extreme environments. She's currently working on microbes that live in the Andean Hot Springs, and has previously studied those living in freezing Antarctic temperatures.  



We talked about extremophile methods for survival, and then went on to talk about her work in levelling the STEM playing field for women and hard-to-reach would-be scientists.



0:00 Chile's Atacama Desert 

6:12 Polymeric networks 

12:46 Use in industry 

19:34 Aparna's career journey 

26:00 Microbe conservation 

35:00 Lockdown's effect on microbes 

38:49 Women in STEM 

53:22 Microbes in space 

56:30 The $.5bn Question



This is a series of in-depth conversations with fascinating people, with loads to say about the current state of the world, everything that came before us, and everything that could be still to come.  



Or you can WATCH this episode on Youtube at https://tinyurl.com/y6akmj2p



We hope you enjoy.  

Leave us a comment :) 

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And come back next week for more.  



If you found this episode valuable, please support me with caffeine to keep them coming https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lauramahler :)



Aparna's Links: 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aparna_Banerjee3

Bioclues: http://bioclues.org/core-members/ 

https://twitter.com/AparnaMicrobio



Our Socials:  

https://twitter.com/ideas_earth

https://twitter.com/llcmahler

https://www.instagram.com/earthideaspodcast 

https://www.instagram.com/laura.mahler 

Dr Aparna Banerjee is a microbiologist who works in the field of extremophiles - microbes who live & thrive in extreme environments. She's currently working on microbes that live in the Andean Hot Springs, and has previously studied those living in freezing Antarctic temperatures.  



We talked about extremophile methods for survival, and then went on to talk about her work in levelling the STEM playing field for women and hard-to-reach would-be scientists.



0:00 Chile's Atacama Desert 

6:12 Polymeric networks 

12:46 Use in industry 

19:34 Aparna's career journey 

26:00 Microbe conservation 

35:00 Lockdown's effect on microbes 

38:49 Women in STEM 

53:22 Microbes in space 

56:30 The $.5bn Question



This is a series of in-depth conversations with fascinating people, with loads to say about the current state of the world, everything that came before us, and everything that could be still to come.  



Or you can WATCH this episode on Youtube at https://tinyurl.com/y6akmj2p



We hope you enjoy.  

Leave us a comment :) 

SHARE SUBSCRIBE! 



And come back next week for more.  



If you found this episode valuable, please support me with caffeine to keep them coming https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lauramahler :)



Aparna's Links: 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aparna_Banerjee3

Bioclues: http://bioclues.org/core-members/ 

https://twitter.com/AparnaMicrobio



Our Socials:  

https://twitter.com/ideas_earth

https://twitter.com/llcmahler

https://www.instagram.com/earthideaspodcast 

https://www.instagram.com/laura.mahler 

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