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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. Listen24 July 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Indigenous, Indigenous Astronomy

    Indigenous astronomy

    University of Melbourne's Duane Hamacher works with communities to increase the representation of Indigenous astronomy and astrophysics

  2. Listen10 July 2019 – Brain, Immune, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroscience, STEM

    Investigating the brain’s insulation

    Following his uncle’s brain injury, University of Melbourne neuroscientist Dr David Gonsalvez now researches the way brain cells function in diseases like MS.

  3. Listen26 June 2019 – Commuting, Culture, Migration, Travel, anthropology

    Movement, mobility and identity

    University of Melbourne anthropologist Andrew Dawson has taken to the road, joining people in cars and on buses to better understand culture and communities.

  1. Listen12 June 2019 – Genes, Genetic Disease, Genetics, Genomics, Medicine

    The genomic clues to disease

    Professor Clara Gaff has moved Genomics out of research into patient care, identifying gene changes that can help with the treatment of genetic diseases.

  2. Listen29 May 2019 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Animals, Animals rights, Psychology

    How can we tell if an animal is depressed?

    Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.

  3. Listen15 May 2019 – Obesity, Prostate Cancer

    The complex relationship between prostate cancer and obesity

    Men with obesity are linked with aggressive forms of prostate cancer that rely on fatty acids and Professor Matt Watt is researching why and how to prevent it.

  4. Listen1 May 2019 – Blindness, Eyes, Genes, Glaucoma, Vision-Impaired

    Reversing irreversible blindness

    Using innovative approaches, University of Melbourne Professor Keith Martin hopes restore sight and reduce the burden of blinding eye disease around the world.

  5. Listen17 April 2019 – Computer Gaming, Games, Music, Technology, Video Games

    Giving games their sound

    They're in the background and under your skin and make computer games sing. University of Melbourne expert Professor Kenny McAlpine tells us all about chiptunes

  6. Listen3 April 2019 – Ancient History, China, Communication, History, Writing

    The history of paper

    Paper was invented in China before it spread through Central Asia and Europe, but how did paper evolve to become our modern-day office paper?