It’s been a long time coming. With so many notable guests coming through our doors, it would be a shame to keep all that knowledge just to ourselves. The i3S Library Talks podcast is a collection of episodes offering a unique perspective on what it is to be a researcher. Covering various scientific disciplines, our guests speak of choices, influences, serendipity and adversity, and all other aspects that make up life and career.
Discover a new story meshing lab and life every week and, perhaps, find the inspiration for your own endeavors.
Ao longo dos anos, temos recebido tantos convidados conceituados que seria uma pena continuar a guardar tantas experiências e conhecimento só para nós. Resultado deste desejo de partilha, o podcast “i3S Library Talks” reúne uma série de conversas que oferecem uma perspetiva singular do que é ser investigador. Abrangendo as mais variadas disciplinas científicas, os convidados falam de escolhas, influências, casualidades e adversidades, e de todos os fatores decisivos na construção de um percurso pessoal e profissional.
Todas as semanas, descubra uma nova história que cruza vida e laboratório e talvez encontre a inspiração de que precisa para seguir os seus próprios projetos.
Yves Barral, Super Asymmetry
Yves Barral is an individual worth getting to know. He was born in Mexico but raised in France, he is passionate about his line of work, with an enthusiasm that really shines through his coyness. When you get past his initial shyness, you will certainly learn a lot from him, namely about the mechanisms and functions of asymmetric cell division.
William Agace, For the love of Science
William Agace first moved to Sweden to pursue his scientific interests. Once there, he found a love interest and decided to stay. Many years and awards later, he is now the head of the Immunology Section at Lund University and he’s ready to share what he’s learned in the process.
Dan Peer, The science juggler
Dan Peer immediately comes across as confident and energetic. And for good reason, considering he’s one of the foremost experts in his field and a pioneer who used RNA interference for in vivo validation of new drug targets within the immune system. He also excels at combining multiple scientific fields and making them work together to find solutions.
Jonathan West, The allure of the microworld
Jonathan West truly is multidisciplinary scientist. He started out as a medical microbiologist but quickly found appeal in a technological approach to science, which drove him to the field of nanotechnology. His industrial experience prompted him to pursue translational research and his current work is based on chip technologies and microfluidic single cell analytics.
Andreas Wack, Flu season
Andreas Wack is a seasoned researcher. He left his native Germany for London during his PhD but, before settling indefinitely, he tried the pharmaceutical industry for size, after which he went back to England. Despite this course change for a few years, his career kept leading Wack in the same direction: the influenza virus and its interplay with the immune system. In this interview, Andreas Wack enlightens us on how every Winter’s flu shot is decided upon; the difference one scientist makes in a research institute as opposed to in a pharmaceutical company; and why overachievers sometimes aren’t his first choice when he’s recruiting newcomers.
Nuno Camboa, How to mend a diseased heart
Nuno Camboa is the epitome of a Portugal-trained scientist who made it overseas. After a decade at the University of California, San Diego, he is now back in Europe, specifically in Germany, where he set up his own research lab. What new challenges does this new and exciting phase in his career bring about? Listen in to find out.