biology

4.4 Engineering ears with Dr Tara Hamilton

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How do ears work? Can we model the ear to design hearing systems? This week we talk to neuromorphic engineer Tara Hamilton about about her work building digital analogues of the human ear. She also talks to us about her journey and how she has managed to combine biology with engineering.

#31 Programming Solutions with James Ferguson

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James had an unconventional journey into Bioinformatics. He dropped out of university twice but managed to use his programming skills, that he had developed through his own initiative, in conjunction with his determination to eventually end up at the Garvan Institute as a Genomic Systems Analyst. In this episode we talked about Bioinformatics, what type of questions programmers can answer compared to pure biologist, the cutting edge technologies being developed at the Garvan, the education system, his world record, and more. 

#7 Hacking Biology with Meow-Ludo Part #1

This week we talked with Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow Meow. You probably know him as the guy who put the Opal card into his hand, yet this is probably the least interesting thing about him. In this episode we talk to Meow about Biohacking, grinding, the democratization of science, Monsanto, big organic and why Neil deGrasse Tyson needs to take his own advice. And this was just the first half of our hour and 40 minute conversation. We hope you enjoy.
 

#5 Unlocking the Genome with Dr Martin Smith

Dr Martin Smith works at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre. His field of research is bioinformatics; a field which combines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering to analyse biological data. Martin talks about how he fell in love with Bioinformatics,  how he found his supervisors, and the applications of his work. This type of work is critical for the advancement of personalised medicine.

#3 Exploring Corals with Dr Vivian Cumbo

After seeing Coral for the first time on a family trip, Vivian knew what she wanted to study. Dr Vivian Cumbo researched corals in her honours and PhD and now is focusing on oysters in her post-doc. In this episode she talks about her journey and how she found her way. She also discusses some of her fears and aspirations, and any advice she can pass on to us.