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The Lonely Pipette is a podcast where scientists share tips to help you do better science. The episodes include conversations with researchers around the world. Renaud Pourpre and Jonathan Weitzman will talk to inspiring people to learn about their habits and recommendations for all scientists. Don’t stay alone, come join The Lonely Pipette community!

The Lonely Pipette : helping scientists do better science Jonathan Weitzman & Renaud Pourpre

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The Lonely Pipette is a podcast where scientists share tips to help you do better science. The episodes include conversations with researchers around the world. Renaud Pourpre and Jonathan Weitzman will talk to inspiring people to learn about their habits and recommendations for all scientists. Don’t stay alone, come join The Lonely Pipette community!

    TLP #10 : A season has ended - Renaud & Jonathan

    TLP #10 : A season has ended - Renaud & Jonathan

    In this episode Renaud and Jonathan share their tips and thoughts about the first season of The Lonely Pipette podcast.
    Renaud and Jonathan tell their own ‘origin stories’And we discuss the origins of the podcast and what we have learnedWe talk about non-linear careers in scienceWe discuss the #HSDBS mission and how we are both committed, in our own ways, to helping scientists do better scienceWe talk about highlights from Season 1 and share some of the joys of listener feedbackAnd we make some promises for Season 2Subscribe and receive the next season in you mailbox
    To send us feedback and ideas for season 2 :
    https://bit.ly/TLPVoicehttps://twitter.com/LonelyPipetteTo find out more about Renaud 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/renaudpourpre/https://twitter.com/LePourpreTo find out more about Jonathan 
    https://linktr.ee/epigenetiquehttps://twitter.com/EpigenetiqueTo learn more about the soundtrack :
    Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler
    https://soundcloud.com/amariamusique/
    https://twitter.com/amariamusique

    • 1 hr
    TLP #9 : Telling compelling stories - Magdalena Skipper

    TLP #9 : Telling compelling stories - Magdalena Skipper

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    Last summer, we were honored to host Magdalena Skipper, Editor of Nature, to share her tips with the community. When Nature announced its new Open Access policy in November 2020, we asked her to come back for another interview in January 2021, to discuss these specific issues. This episode is in two parts: the classic interview with Magdalena sharing her stories with the community and a second part with an extended discussion on the recent announcements made by Nature. As a consequence, this episode is longer than usual, but we believe that it includes  enriched content that you will appreciate.


    In this episode Magdalena Skipper tell us about her role at Nature and her personal thoughts about editing, publishing and communicating science
    Magdalena offers tips to authors, including thinking about why you want to share your story, what the message of the paper is and who the audience isWe discuss a metaphor for the publishing process in which the author feels like a Medieval knight throwing the manuscript over the castle wallMagdalena sees herself more as a facilitator and reminds us that every stakeholder in the process is humanShe stresses that editors and publishers need to work to make the publishing process more transparentShe makes the point that the objective of peer review is to make the paper better and we talk about new models for publishing and sharing dataWe discuss how impact factors can be mis-used and what alternative metrics existMagdalena tells us how she feels as the first woman editor at Nature and about prizes for women scientists. 

    She mentions these journals and institutions :
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCancer Research UKNature journalNature Research    Mentoring in Science Award


    To find out more about Magdalena and her journal
    Nature editors150 years of Nature: A century and a half of research and discovery.Magdalena on WikipediaMagdalena on Twitter

    To find out more about Renaud :
    TwitterLinkedIn
    To find out more about Jonathan :
    TwitterLinkedIn 
    To learn more about the soundtrack :
    Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler
    https://soundcloud.com/amariamusique/
    https://twitter.com/amariamusique
    And Bab Tista - Text Me Records / GrandBankss

    • 2 hr 9 min
    TLP #8 : The art of NOT planning - Oded Rechavi

    TLP #8 : The art of NOT planning - Oded Rechavi

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    In the first episode of the new year we talk to Oded Rechavi about his unusual way of doing science and new ways of sharing science.
    He tells us about his meandering path from painting in Paris to studying epigenetics in wormsOded repeatedly highlights the importance of not over-planning one’s career or path in science He stresses that it’s important to keep encountering new ideas, testing and failing and reacting with spontaneity. Like Maria-Elena told us, he says “sometimes you have to just go for it” He advises young scientists not to wait until you are completely ready but to apply for new jobs as early as you canOded has a deep commitment to challenging established dogmasHe tells us about why he spends so much time on Twitter and his use of the #physiologicallyrelevant hashtagOded tells us about the origins of the unusual “Woodstock of Biology” meeting

    He mentions these labs and events :
    Tel Aviv UniversityColumbia UniversityThe Woodstock of Biology“Transgenerational biology” Oded’s talk at TEDxTo find out more about Oded visit his website or follow him on Twitter


    To find out more about Renaud :
    TwitterLinkedIn
    To find out more about Jonathan :
    TwitterLinkedIn 
    To learn more about the soundtrack :
    Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler
    https://soundcloud.com/amariamusique/
    https://twitter.com/amariamusique

    • 1 hr 4 min
    TLP #7 : It's okay to be wrong - Wendy Bickmore

    TLP #7 : It's okay to be wrong - Wendy Bickmore

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    In this episode Wendy Bickmore shares her personal thoughts about mentoring, recruiting, publishing and making mistakes
    We discuss about establishing and maintaining relationships with mentorsWendy offers thought about how to recruit members to your teamShe also comments on the craziness of the current models of scientific publishing and peer reviewWendy says sometime you just have to learn to ‘wing it’ and accept compromisesShe tells us how she chooses priorities that will make an impact We discusses how she became the institute director and her leadership visionWendy also tells us about her need for quiet time and learning to be a better listener

    She mentions these labs and institutions :
    MRC Human Genetics Unit (MRC-HGU)University of EdinburghThe Lister Institute of Preventive MedicineUniversity of OxfordDouglas HiggsPLoS Genetics

    To find out more about Wendy visit her lab website and her Twitter account
    https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/bickmore-grouphttps://twitter.com/wendy_bickmore
    To find out more about Renaud :
    TwitterLinkedIn
    To find out more about Jonathan :
    TwitterLinkedIn 
    To learn more about the soundtrack :
    Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler
    https://soundcloud.com/amariamusique/
    https://twitter.com/amariamusique

    • 47 min
    TLP #6 : Just go for it! Following your curiosity and excitement - Maria Elena Torres-Padilla

    TLP #6 : Just go for it! Following your curiosity and excitement - Maria Elena Torres-Padilla

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    In this episode we talk to Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla about how she followed her dreams from Mexico to the Pasteur Institute and then to direct a new institute in Munich.
    She tells us about how she followed her dream to come to work in Paris She discusses how she chooses scientific questions and which model to work onMaria Elena was always driven by her passion and curiosity which helped her to overcome risks and doubtsShe stresses the importance of attracting and recruiting people who are better than youWe discuss the benefits of moving to different countries and living in different cultures. Maria Elena also comments on diversity awareness and inclusiveness in scienceShe shares her thoughts about ethics, responsible research and leaving an imprintShe admits that she has two paces; one high speed at work and a slower one at home at breakfast time. And she tells us how she deals with stress, tiredness and striking the right personal life balance
    Maria Elena mentioned these institutions and resources
    Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells, MunichPasteur Institute, ParisGurdon Institute, CambridgeInstitut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC)The European LifeTime InitiativeImproving European healthcare (Nature, September 2020)

    Maria Elena at the World Economic Forum 
    “Moving beyond genes with epigenetics”“Shaping the Future of Science”

    To find out more about Maria Elena visit her website or follow her on Twitter
    https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/ies/about-us/people/staff-detail/ma/4842/-Torres-Padilla/index.html

    To find out more about

    Renaud :
    TwitterLinkedIn
    Jonathan :
    TwitterLinkedIn 
    To learn more about the soundtrack :
    Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler
    https://soundcloud.com/amariamusique/
    https://twitter.com/amariamusique

    • 1 hr 2 min
    TLP #5 : Striking the right balance - Robert Weinberg

    TLP #5 : Striking the right balance - Robert Weinberg

    In this episode Bob Weinberg discusses his long career in cancer research and offers tips about recruiting and mentoring.
    Bob talks about his motivation to simplify the complexity of cancer biology by distilling out a small set of rulesWe discuss the virtues of being a ‘scientific gypsy’ and Bob stresses the importance of getting the right balance between a narrow focus and a broad interest in different areas of scienceWe talk about different mentoring styles and get useful tips about how to recruit the right people to build a culture of mutual cooperationBob insists on the importance of talking to people at scientific meetings and asking provocative questionsFinally, Bob describes how he achieves a balance in his life by alternating between the lab and doing handyman jobs in his log cabin or the garden
    Subscribe and receive the next podcast in you mailbox : https://www.bit.ly/TLPsubscribe
    Leave us a voice message about this episode : https://www.bit.ly/TLPVoice

    He mentions these labs and institutions :
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Whitehead Institute for Biomedical ResearchDavid Baltimore
    To find out more about Bob visit his website : http://weinberglab.wi.mit.edu/

    To find out more about

    Renaud :
    TwitterLinkedIn
    Jonathan :
    TwitterLinkedIn 
    To learn more about the soundtrack :
    Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler
    https://soundcloud.com/amariamusique/
    https://twitter.com/amariamusique

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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Good job!

I really like your podcast, however the name is a bit drpresing, even though appropriate.

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