23 episodes

Welcome to the Pint Of Science podcast. We meet scientists to find out about their lives, their universe, and everything. From the love lives of fruit flies to the science behind the love lives of humans, the goings on deep within the Earth, and everything in between!

Pint of Science is the world’s largest science festival taking place in pubs, bars and cafes. Find out more at www.pintofscience.com.

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Welcome to the Pint Of Science podcast. We meet scientists to find out about their lives, their universe, and everything. From the love lives of fruit flies to the science behind the love lives of humans, the goings on deep within the Earth, and everything in between!

Pint of Science is the world’s largest science festival taking place in pubs, bars and cafes. Find out more at www.pintofscience.com.

    Pint of Science mini-series: Untold Stories. Episode 1: Founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin

    Pint of Science mini-series: Untold Stories. Episode 1: Founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin

    Welcome back to a special mini-series of the Pint of Science podcast: Untold Stories. 2022 marks the tenth edition of Pint of Science and we decided to chat to people behind the organisation and creation of the festival as well as those that have taken part over the years.
     
    We start with the two co-founders, Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin who were research scientists at Imperial College London where they first met and came up with the idea. At the time they hardly knew each other and had no experience of running events or any intention to create an annual festival.
     
    So how did they get the idea of Pint of Science? How did they start? How do they feel now that it's a worldwide event? Find out in this episode as Dr Elodie Chabrol, International Director of Pint of Science asks them these questions.
     
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    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs, cafés and spaces in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
     
    This year, Pint of Science UK is back for its 10th edition, #pint22! We’ll be in pubs and cafés across the country on the evenings of Mon 9th, Tue 10th and Wed 11th of May 2022!
    More about Pint of Science UK at pintofscience.co.uk or on Twitter @pintofscience
    More about Pint of Science worldwide at pintofscience.com or on Twitter @pintsworld
     

    • 32 min
    Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: STEM cell cancer treatments with Dr Ramy Ibrahim

    Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: STEM cell cancer treatments with Dr Ramy Ibrahim

    Welcome to the third and final episode of our very exciting three-part mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with bit.bio, the cell coding company. The series wraps up with Dr Ramy Ibrahim, bit.bio’s Chief Medical Officer and a leading immuno-oncologist. 
    Ramy explores how the field of immuno-oncology has evolved from fringe research to a 2011 breakthrough, when the US FDA approved the first immune therapy treatments for skin cancers, and on to his work as Chief Medical Officer of the Parker Institute for cancer immunotherapy, researching effective cell therapies for solid tumours.
    We explore how bit bio caught his attention about bit.bio is the company's examination of cells themselves and how to reproduce them reliably and on a grand scale, and the incredible possibilities this raises for medical treatments. 
    Interested in the concept that cells can be reprogrammed? It was certainly an inspiration for the foundation of bit.bio, and you can read a bitesize review of the science that enables the technology to work here: https://bit.bio/resources/bits-of-bio/
     

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    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    For the latest news on Pint of Science UK, visit pintofscience.co.uk. If you're listening from elsewhere in the world, go to pintofscience.com for more information on what's happening in your country.
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 35 min
    Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Symphony of cells in context with Dr Paul Morrill

    Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Symphony of cells in context with Dr Paul Morrill

    Welcome to the second episode of our very exciting three-part mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with bit.bio, the cell coding company.
    From Californian surfer to scientist to entrepreneur, today we're talking to Dr Paul Morrill, Chief Business Officer of bit.bio, who discusses their core purpose - to develop the underlying technologies capable of producing consistent batches of every cell type in the human body. He explains that part of their mission is to be able to reliably grow human cells which will allow new drugs and compounds to be tested in context, to help scientists more accurately understand how they will perform in both healthy and diseased human bodies.
    Interested in learning more on how bit.bio applies synthetic biology to generate consistent and scalable stem cell derived human cells for research and drug discovery? Listen to the talk, Coding Cells for Life: Consistent and scalable humaniPSC-derived cells for in vitro disease modelling and drug discovery.

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    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science UK is going live online! We will be going digital from the 17th-20th May in the UK with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events.
    If you're listening from elsewhere in the world, go to pintofscience.com for more information on what's happening in your country.
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).
     

    • 50 min
    Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Coding cells with Dr Mark Kotter

    Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Coding cells with Dr Mark Kotter

    Welcome to the first episode of a very exciting three-part mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with bit.bio, the cell coding company.
    The series kicks off with Dr Mark Kotter, founder and CEO of bit.bio. Mark is an academic neurosurgeon and scientist at the University of Cambridge, or more accurately these days, a bio engineer. His research specialises in quite literally reprogramming cells and coding them to perform certain activities, by activating certain combinations of genes to switch them from one identity to another.
    Mark and the bit.bio team are working to harness the power of stem cells and turn them into medicines by looking at biology in a different way – treating cells like a piece of software. They have developed a unique control system called opti-ox™, that allows them to jumpstart the potential 'programs' within a cell which tell it how to behave (and what kind of cell to be) very effectively.
    Traditionally this has been a slow and small-scale process, but bit.bio's technology allows the production of these cells in quantities large enough that it could revolutionise medical treatments for everything from cancer to spinal and brain injuries.
    You can find Mark on Twitter @MarkKotterInterested in precise reprogramming of cells? See the video of bit.bio’s opti-ox™ technology reprogramming stem cells into functional skeletal muscle: https://bit.bio/#opti-ox-technology.

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    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital from the 17th-20th May in the UK with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events.
    If you're listening from elsewhere in the world, go to www.pintofscience.com for more information on what's happening in your country.
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 24 min
    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 4: The gendered brain with Professor Gina Rippon

    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 4: The gendered brain with Professor Gina Rippon

    Welcome to Episode four of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.
    In this four episode series, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.
    If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.
    In episode 4, we’re meeting Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging Gina Rippon, from the School of Life & Health Sciences at Aston University.
    Among her work, Gina specialises in brain development and the idea of the ‘gendered brain’; that it’s predominantly society, rather than our biology, which determines how and why men and women behave differently.
    She’s spent much of her career looking at these differences through a scientific brain, and examining how everything from the toys we play with to the problems we solve in our lives lead our brains to slot us into the roles expected of us.
     

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    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 38 min
    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: Stem cell technology with Dr Eric Hill

    Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: Stem cell technology with Dr Eric Hill

    Welcome to Episode three of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.
    Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.
    If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.
    In this episode, we’re meeting Dr Eric Hill, senior lecturer and member of Aston University’s Biosciences Research Group.
    Eric does something pretty remarkable sounding on a day to day basis –he 3D prints brains. Not the whole thing, but his team uses very sensitive 3D printers and stem cell technology to implant neurons and other brain cells in order to create working models of parts of the brain, which they use to study the cause and effects of early onset Alzheimer’s and other terrible degenerative conditions. It’s an incredible technology which could have wide-reaching effects on diagnosis and scientific research.
    We’re also going to be talking about the incredible experience of growing your first beating heart cells in a dish, and the future of stem cell therapies and possible treatments for everything from epilepsy to heart failure in years to come.

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    The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.
    This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 
    You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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Decent

Informative and funny, easy listen with good hosts, keep them coming lads!

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These podcasts are all utterly, utterly brilliant. Just when you think that the last one couldn’t be topped, they find something just as amazing the following week. Really hope this continues next year.

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I've enjoyed these events in my town for the past 2 years, and finding the podcast is just great. Saw Prof Black at an Off-The-Shelf event last year and she's hearwarming, compassionate and very professional. I highly recommend her book "All That Remains".

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