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Eavesdrop on Experts

Hear researchers obsess, confess and profess – changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time

  1. Listen22 January 2020 – Cancer, Development, Genetics, Oncology, Women In Science

    Decoding cancer cell communication

    Professor Elizabeth Vincan at the University of Melbourne identified the genes in an ancient form of cell-to-cell communication, and a new target against cancer

  2. Listen8 January 2020 – Human Genome, Immunology, Lupus, Microbiome

    Being bold in medical research

    Professor Fabienne Mackay’s work led to the first new treatment for lupus in over 50 years but there is much more to do and she says researchers need to be bold

  3. Listen11 December 2019 – Adolescent Health, Psychology, Social Media, Technology, Teenagers

    What will it be like for teenagers of the future?

    Through her research and a new novel, a University of Melbourne psychologist is exploring how teenagers respond to technology and social media in their lives.

  1. Listen27 November 2019 – Cancer, Diabetes, Drug Development, Innovation, Research

    Science, society and drug design

    After being the first in his family to go to university, biochemist Sir Thomas Blundell has worked in music, local council, medical research and advisor to a PM

  2. Listen13 November 2019 – Hepatitis B, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Virology, Viruses

    Exposing the hepatitis B virus

    Professor Peter Revill and Dr Thomas Tu are part of a global effort to find a cure for hepatitis B virus that is making new progress like exposing its blueprint

  3. Listen30 October 2019 – Art, Earth Sciences, Earthquake, Geology, Melbourne

    The artistry of geology

    Engineering geologist Michael Webster combined his passion for geology and art, turning geotechnical assessments of Southbank’s Testing Grounds into a 3D model.

  4. Listen14 October 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Close the gap, Health, Indigenous Health

    Knowledge sharing for health and wellbeing

    Gwenda Freeman, University of Melbourne lecturer, is empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contribute to their community's health services.

  5. Listen2 October 2019 – Art, Art History, Culture, Islamic Art

    The oddities of existing things

    Lecturer in Islamic Art, Professor Stefano Carboni discusses a key piece of Islamic literature that attempted to catalogue life, universe and everything.

  6. Listen18 September 2019 – Aged Care, Dementia, Music, Music Therapy, Neuroscience

    Finding memories in music

    University of Melbourne music therapist Professor Felicity Baker uses singing and songwriting to ease the behavioural and emotional symptoms of dementia.