9 episodes

Take a break and listen to talks about the latest research projects coming from the University of Aberdeen. Hear from University of Aberdeen researchers, be informed of projects running right now and learn about their relevance to everyday life.
This podcast series is being run as part of European Researchers' Night.

Explorathon Research Lunch Bytes University of Aberdeen

    • Education

Take a break and listen to talks about the latest research projects coming from the University of Aberdeen. Hear from University of Aberdeen researchers, be informed of projects running right now and learn about their relevance to everyday life.
This podcast series is being run as part of European Researchers' Night.

    Seaweed: the Marine Commodity

    Seaweed: the Marine Commodity

    Join Dr Puja Kumari as she discusses the importance of seaweeds, what it can be used for, and its possible future role in contributing to carbon reduction efforts.

    • 14 min
    Addressing Medical Challenges: the research process from lab to drug

    Addressing Medical Challenges: the research process from lab to drug

    This panel session, featuring researchers from the University of Aberdeen’s Institute of Medical Sciences will discuss the process scientists have to follow in order to introduce new drugs to and treatments to the market.

    • 25 min
    The Genetics of Alcholism & Anxiety

    The Genetics of Alcholism & Anxiety

    Join Dr Alasdair MacKenzie from the University of Aberdeen Institute of Medical Sciences, as he discusses his research investigating what makes people more susceptible to conditions such as alcoholism and anxiety.

    • 19 min
    Drug Safety Research & Communication

    Drug Safety Research & Communication

    Join Professor Neil Vargesson, Chair in Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, at the University of Aberdeen as he outlines his work investigating the safety of drugs and his efforts in communicating this work with the public.

    • 24 min
    An Unknown Source - Qualitative Research in Medical Research

    An Unknown Source - Qualitative Research in Medical Research

    Join Dr Kim Walker from the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation as she discusses the role qualitative research can play in medical research.
    She will also provide an overview of her recent research support doctors’ mental health and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Access the transcript online: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/podcasts/explorathon-lunch-bytes-episode-5.php

    • 38 min
    Protecting Marine Structures from the Creatures Below

    Protecting Marine Structures from the Creatures Below

    Join PhD student Jessica Gomez-Banderas from the National Decommissioning Centre as she talks about her research which seeks to find natural compounds to prevent marine fouling of immersed structures.
    Access the transcript online: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/podcasts/explorathon-lunch-bytes-episode-4.php

    • 15 min

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