Futures in Biotech (MP3)
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Explore the world of cloning, protein folding, genome mapping, and more with the most important researchers in the field. Hosted by Marc Pelletier. Although Futures in Biotech is no longer in production at TWiT, you can enjoy previous episodes from the TWiT Archives.
||FiB 95: So Long and Thanks for all the FiBs||We bring back all the co-hosts, panelists, and subject matter experts for a touchy feeling - warm and fuzzy feel good farewell.||7/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 94: Getting DNA Right-s||We navigate the waters of Biotechnology. Gene patents, how do you get them and why are they there? And once you have them, how are you going to finance your company and move forward?||6/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 93: Snyder's Omics||The technologies that our guest has developed are playing an important role in changing the world, not like the car, the microwave and the cell phone, but as in Drs. Flox, McCoy, and Crusher.||4/6/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 92: Foldit - Crowd Sourcing God's Work||Dr. David Baker explains how the game Foldit uses crowdsourcing to intelligently design artificial proteins never seen before in nature.||3/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 91: 6 PhDs Piled High and Deep||In this episode of Futures in Biotech, we talk about the Frontiers of Biotechnology - where the line between science and sci-fi are beginning to blur.||12/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 90: In-Silico Models of Organ Morphogenesis||In this episode of Futures in Biotech, Dr. Celeste Nelson, from Princeton University, explores the fundamental mechanisms of organ morphogenesis.||12/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 89: Towards Curing Malaria With Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler||Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler describes her approaches to drug discovery in an effort to tackle Malaria.||11/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 88: Cogito, Ergo Sum... Multitasking?||How understanding our mind will shape our futures with Dr. Adam Gazzaley.||11/4/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 87: Anti-Matter Message In A Magnetic Bottle||We talk with Jeffrey Hangst about the successful trapping of anti-hydrogen to hopefully answer some of our most important questions about the universe.||10/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 86: Biomasses For The Masses||Changing an Amish farm in Ohio into an energy source solution for modern times.||9/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 85: Modeling Life With The World's Most Powerful Computer System||Dr. Vijay Pande, Stanford's Director of Folding@home, details how the World's most powerful system models Alzheimer's and other human diseases.||8/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||FiB 84: Biotech - Hot in Cleveland||Baiju Shah, President & CEO of BioEnterprise, explains how to transform a regional economy into a thriving biotechnological innovation center.||7/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
Best science podcast out there
I'm a senior biology student and this podcast is by far my favorite. I can understand why people not in the field may find it to be too techinical but in reality that is my favorite part about the podcast. Most of the other science related podcasts seem to dumb things down or not go into complete detail and that's where Futures in Biotech shines.
Great Guest on First Episode!
Dr. Susan Linquist was great! Her work is fascinating I thougt she did a good job of defining potentially unfamilar terms. (If you thought the first podcast was "too technical" stay away from the Nature podcast too and consider reading a introductory biology text!) Marc need to work on not talking over his guests and not inhaling into the microphone, but these are problems that I am sure will go away as he gains experience.
Incredible inteviews, but host not up to snuff
This podcast consistently gets brilliant, articulate, incredibly interesting guests at its disposal. I find myself re-listening to episodes now and again, and this is the only podcast I've ever done that with. Subscribe and listen – you wilI learn a lot, and not only about biotech. Marc has interviewed physicists, geologists, astronomers, computer scientists, and others, and they have all been inspiring and educational. Unfortunately the one thing working against this podcast is the host. I certainly wouldn't rather a bombastic mainstream-media type, but Marc is too much the opposite. He has a very irritating habit of chortling almost constantly - when he asks a question, when he listens to an answer, simply all the time. Furthermore he has so much trouble formulating his thoughts on the air that listening to him try to put together a question is excruciating. His interjections are either blubbering expressions of amazement at whatever the guest is talking about, or sometimes even go against the natural flow of the interview, both of which the guest must maneuver around. Marc is a smart guy and would be a great host if he: - Listened to a recording of his show and noticed his chortling, then made a concerted effort to not do it in the future. - Let the guests loose by asking broad questions and letting them talk pretty much about whatever they wanted. Despite these problems, I still rate Futures in Biotech with 4 stars simply because of the mind-blowing interviews and subject matter, neither of which I have found anywhere else.
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