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Impactful conversations with great minds to inspire change and spread passion for science

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Impactful conversations with great minds to inspire change and spread passion for science

    2.1. Removal of micro plastics from water using ferro fluids - Fionn Ferreira

    2.1. Removal of micro plastics from water using ferro fluids - Fionn Ferreira

    We're starting Season 2 with a BIG surprise! 🔥 You can now not only listen to but also watch the podcast episode on YouTube! 📺 🔻

    And what better way to hit this new season off, than with Fionn Ferreira, a globally recognised Irish scientist, innovator and keynote speaker who invented a non-harmful way to extract microplastics from water using vegetable oil and rust powder. 🇮🇪🌊 He was named the Grand prize global winner of the Google Science Fair 2019, won Second Prize in Chemistry at ISEF, spoke at the World Economic Forum 2020 and was awarded a Straubel Leadership Award. 🏆 His story has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Bloomberg and CNN. Fionn is currently starring in a Global HP Commercial, and he is also working on his first book!

    We've talked about the future of sustainability, roadblocks and highlight moments, sciencey-sounding fake news, the importance of playing with junk and embodying the spirit of a curious child in research among many fun and stimulating topic! 🌎🌠

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    Available on Youtube and all major podcasting platforms. Like, subscribe and follow the pod if you wanna take a few moments of science with us! 😎 You can always tune in to more episodes on www.dropthestem.com !
    #stem #stempassion #dropthestem#dropthestemgang #intelisef #intel#science #ISEF2019 #SSPalumni #googlesciencefair #googlefair #microplastics #sustainability #environment #btyoungscientist

    • 1 hr 6 min
    50. Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer via ML & Treatment for Alzheimer’s - Siya Goel

    50. Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer via ML & Treatment for Alzheimer’s - Siya Goel

    Siya Goel @_siyagoel_ is a passionate researcher in biology and computer science! 🧬💻 Her first project on Alzheimer's focused on finding a treatment of the genetic effects of Alzheimer's through lauric acid. 🧠 Her current research is on finding an affordable, clinical treatment of pancreatic cancer through the expression of miRNAs. She is an ISEF 2019 and 2020 finalist, a National Center for Woman & Information Technology (NCWIT)'s 2019 and 2021 National Honorable Mention, and a 2020 Silver Award Winner in the North American Insposcience Fair. 🏆 @insposcience @society4science She is also an invited speaker at conferences such as the Sigma Xi Annual Conference (where she won first place in the math and computer science category), American Association for Cancer Research Society, Cancer London, and is a TedX speaker. 🎤She is also undergoing a review on her first-authored paper by PLOS One and is an alumnus from the incredibly selective Summer Stem Institute Research Program. She is an independent researcher and officer in a program called miRcore where she conducts research projects using RNAseq and leads mentorship for 65 research chapters with a total of 1000 students. She is also the establisher and executive director of Buzz Online, an interdisciplinary educational initiative that has reached 1,000 students and members. Siya is an activist and the co-leader of West Lafayette Climate Strikes and cofounder of Confront the Climate Crisis Campaign, an initiative that has gotten support from 9000 people. Siya has also earned the Girl Scout Gold Award by founding a virtual art studio that aims to promote accessibility to art therapy for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. 🎨In her free time, Siya loves to play her piano, dance, and her favorite band is ... Tune in to find it out 😉 LINK IN BIO • Tune in to discover more. Available on ApplePodcasts🍎, iTunes🎧, Spotify✅ Google ‼️, Stitcher ▪️and SoundCloud📳.
    #stem #stempassion #intelisef #intel #science #ISEF2019 #SSPalumni #iric #insposcience #dropthestem #dropthestemgang

    • 47 min
    49. Detecting Bacterial Endotoxin by Harnessing PAMP-Triggered Immunity - Aravid Krishnan

    49. Detecting Bacterial Endotoxin by Harnessing PAMP-Triggered Immunity - Aravid Krishnan

    Celebrating the pod’s 2nd birthday with a new episode and with expressing a deep appreciation for all the listeners who have followed DTS - some from the very beginning! 💙Aravind Krishnan @aravind.m.krishnan is a young researcher in Bio- and Genetic Engineering, Plant and Computational Biology. He devised a new system that harnesses the response of the Arabidopsis thaliana plant to bacterial endotoxins and a method of analyzing the expression of the FRK1 gene. His genetically engineered plants luminesce at different intensities based on the applied endotoxin concentration. 🧬The system is environmentally friendly and substantially cheaper than the current method. For his project he was awarded: Regeneron STS (Science Talent Search) Scholar, National JSHS Finalist, InspoScience IRIC Bronze Medal, TKS Special Award @theksociety , at 2021 Regeneron ISEF: @society4science Third Award in Plant Sciences, and Second Award from Serving Society Through Science. 🏆He also did a research project related to COVID-19. His team used computational molecular and protein modelling methods to analyze the binding of various ligands with key functional proteins from SARS-CoV-2. 🦠They identified six candidate molecules and even designed two novel molecules that show high efficacy in silico to be further investigated and developed into COVID-19 treatment medications. Aside from his research work, he leads Simply Neuroscience @simplyneuroscience with Chinmayi Balusu (who was also on the pod 😉 @chinmayi_balusu ). They are an international organization focused on interdisciplinary neuroscience and psychology education, outreach, and awareness. 🧠 Within his community, Aravind leads a research program for high schoolers where he teaches microbiology and bioinformatics and guides students in conducting research!

    LINK IN BIO • Tune in to discover more. Available on ApplePodcasts🍎, iTunes🎧, Spotify✅ Google ‼️, Stitcher ▪️and SoundCloud📳. Like, subscribe and follow the pod if you wanna take a few moments of of science with us! 😎 You can tune in to more episodes on www.dropthestem.com !
    #stem #stempassion #sts #science #ISEF #SSPalumni #dropthestem#dropthestemgang

    • 50 min
    48. Following Your Passion and Seeking Discomfort with a Professional Dreamer - Staffan Taylor

    48. Following Your Passion and Seeking Discomfort with a Professional Dreamer - Staffan Taylor

    We've had talented many talented scientists, startuppers on the pod, but never a PROFESSIONAL DREAMER! 🦅🤩 Staffan Taylor @staffantaylor lectures companies, organizations, and schools about the importance of training their self-leadership. Every year he meets thousands of driven young people who constantly take action to follow their dreams, organizing Ungdrive camps @ungdrive in Sweden since 2010. 🇸🇪 Beyond student entrepreneurship, Staffan drops the mic quite a few times, let alone the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar @siyss_stockholm or Helsingborg's business week before 1500 people. 🎤 He has played in Britain's national floorball team since 2011, where he found a connection between elite sport and mindset. You'll also discover how Staffan lives out the Yes Theory @yestheory principles and says YES to the most unexpected invitations for a ride of a lifetime, even swapping lives with a stranger across the world for 72 hours! 😉 If you want to know how to score on life's playing field, feel galvanized and ready to take on your audacious ambition, tune in to Episode 48! ✈️LINK IN BIO • Tune in to discover more. Available on ApplePodcasts🍎, iTunes🎧, Spotify✅ Google ‼️, Stitcher ▪️and SoundCloud📳. Like, subscribe and follow the pod if you wanna take a few moments of science with us! 😎 You can tune in to more episodes on www.dropthestem.com ! #dropthestem #dropthestemgang #dropthestempodcast #stem #science #seekdiscomfort #yestheory #entrepeneurship #dreambig #siyss

    • 50 min
    47. The Science and Ethics of Synthetic Biology International Online Course x BuzzOnline

    47. The Science and Ethics of Synthetic Biology International Online Course x BuzzOnline

    We're introducing the first thematic team episode! 🥳Last fall, on the intersectional educational platform of BuzzOnline @buzzonlineofficial , SynthEthics @synthethics_initiative launched "The Science and Ethics of Synthetic Biology" international 6-week course with 60+ participants from the US, South Africa, India, Philippines. 🌍 Young researchers from different parts of the world, joined by invited iGEM teams from Lund and Copenhagen @igem_lund @igem_copenhagen , guided the participants in the maze of new-era biotechnology. 🧬 The presenters of the best two projects won the opportunity of being on this limited-edition podcast episode 🏆: Kinjaal Nagindas @kinjaal_n , a university student in Microbiology with experience in Food Sciences and Biotechnology, and Brian Chen @brianchenmaster , a high school student from the US with an interest in Agricultural Biotechnology. DTS gang members also accompanied the winners: Alice Cai @alicecai2020 , Founder of BuzzOnline and Erik Hartman @erik.hartman , Founder of SynthEthics. Who's ready to hear tune into conversations surrounding man altering the blueprint of human life, its possible ethical implications and what we could do in our sphere of influence?
    FYI: We've made the course, videos and materials 🟢 OPEN ACCESS 🟢- so if you want to dive deeper into the topic, head onto SynthEthics' website, discover more! www.synthethics-bio.com #dropthestem #dropthestemgang #synthethics #podcast #syntheticbiology

    • 57 min
    46. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Revolutionizing Encryption of Electronic Records - Aditya Sood

    46. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Revolutionizing Encryption of Electronic Records - Aditya Sood

    Let's welcome Aditya Sood @therealadityasood , who with his project "Reverse Testing Drug Chemotherapies on Drosophila Models to detect Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)" received NASA's 1st Place Award at ISEF 2019! 🌟 @society4science @nasa He was also selected as one of 25 U.S. students to attend the prestigious cryptography & cybersecurity summer program at MIT Lincoln Labs, MIT LLCipher. @lincoln_laboratory 🔐 He furthermore received Grand Award Bronze Medal at North American Science Fair (IRIC) 2020 for his research. @insposcience He utilized hardware Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) to enhance privacy and revolutionize encryption of consumer electronic health records. 🗂💊During the pandemic, he's led the development of an iOS app to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19. Aditya is also an author of "Trailblazing into Cryptography", an introductory cryptography book with endorsements from crypto experts at Google and Intel! Fun fact, you wouldn't want to get in a fight with Aditya, cause he's a Taekwondo 3rd Degree Black Belt, winning 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals at U.S. World Open Championship! 🏆

    LINK IN BIO • Tune in to discover more. Available on ApplePodcasts🍎, iTunes🎧, Spotify✅ Google ‼️, Stitcher ▪️and SoundCloud📳. Like, subscribe and follow the pod if you wanna take a few moments of science with us! 😎 You can tune in to more episodes on www.dropthestem.com !
    #stem #stempassion #intelisef #intel #science #ISEF2019 #SSPalumni #iric #insposcience #dropthestem #dropthestemgang

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