Welcome to scigest - podcast-sized servings of digestible science from the world of Plant & Food Research! Scigest is a podcast channel hosted by scientists at Plant & Food Research in New Zealand who are passionate about communicating their science to New Zealanders and the world, as well as helping science students in their journey to a science career. Our scientists are at the heart of food production, supply and security, contributing to human health and wellbeing as well as social and economic stability. Hear how our research is making a difference to food production - from the development of new cultivars and new foods, to bioprotection science and creating environmentally sustainable production systems for plant and seafood crops. If you are interested in a career in science, listen to our scientists' stories, including their tips and tricks, and discover the many options available for a science career. Any questions or suggestions can be emailed to the scigest team at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be able to see all of our podcasts and get to see some of our podcasters and interviewees please see our scigest website at www.plantandfood.com/scigest
SIS: From Gumboots to Boardroom
In this episode of our Starting In Science series, host Erin Stroud chats to plant-pathogen scientist Dr Nick Waipara (Rongowhakaata and Ngāti Ruapani ki Turanga), entomologist Dr Dave Bellamy, and Dr Andrew Kralicek, founder and CTO of Scentian Bio, about how diverse a science career can be, potential career pathways and pivot points, and how to move from gumboots to the boardroom and back again. For more podcasts from us head to https://www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/scigest
SS: Adding value to New Zealand wheat
Wheat is the most widely grown commercial crop in the world, yet flour and bread disappeared from supermarket shelves during the lockdown. Wheat breeder Jamie Macalister chats to Scigest host Rebecca Bloomer about researching genomics in wheat, looking at reducing gluten peptides that stimulate an immune response, and how building resilience in our local grain economy would strengthen food security given the current volatility with global supply chains. See more podcasts from us at https://www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/scigest
SLFM: A taste for change
Yuki Wadamori, a scientist in our Food & Bioproducts Technology team, sunk her teeth into a new career after working as a dentist in Japan. She chats to Scigest host Nicola Sullivan about her interesting career path and how her love of food led to a career combining dentistry and science. For more podcasts from us go to https://www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/scigest
DS: A leap into data science
Data and science have always gone together. With the evolution of fast processing, the ability to rapidly analyse data has transformed.
In the first episode of our new data science series, host Hillary Ireland speaks to Linley Jesson, Harris Lin and Mark Wohlers, three of our team leading the way in the data science evolution. The panel explains some of the terminology and discusses what data science is and how their work impacts the exciting future of this technology. For more podcasts from us go to www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/scigest.
SLFM: Always science
This week, Jay Jayaraman chats to scientist Mark Anderson about his fascinating and varied science career. They discuss how getting get your foot in the door was very different in the 1980s, fungal pathogen science, including early research on cabbage tree sudden decline and phytoplasmas. Plus, Mark's experience scriptwriting for Shortland Street! For more podcasts from us go to https://www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/scigest
SIS: Talk science
Being a scientist isn’t all just lab work! Communicating your research to other scientists, industry, and the public is integral. Host Erin Stroud speaks with Maree McEntee, a social scientist and lecturer from The University of Auckland; Emma Timewell, Communications Manager; Brent Clothier, Principal Scientist and President of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and Brian Cutting, Apiculture Scientist from Plant & Food Research about communicating science to all parts of the community and the importance of engagement and active listening. For more podcasts from us go to https://www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/scigest
Learning and Entrerainment
I always find this podcast entertaining, and many times I end up learning something. The most important is that it reminds me to when I was at uni, so I quite like that.
Cool to have NZ science in a podcast