2014 Podcasts

November 19th 2014 – Dr Peter Scarborough: ‘Should we all become vegan to save the planet?’
Dr Peter Scarborough is a Principal Investigator for the Oxford Martin School’s Programme on the Future of Food. He studies the health impact of changes in population-level consumption of foods, which may be a result of health-related taxes and subsidies or changes in consumption and production patterns to improve the environmental sustainability of the food system. He is also interested in the effectiveness of front-of-pack food labelling in influencing food purchase decisions, and the regulation of marketing of foods utilising nutrient profile models.
Peter Scarborough’s paper Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK can be downloaded here.

October 16th 2014 – Chris Lintott and Grant Miller: ‘Where Do Aliens Live?’

March 20th 2014 – Professor Colin Goding: ‘Why Haven’t We Cured Cancer?’
Professor Colin Goding completed a PhD in virology at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK before doing postdoctoral work in Pierre Chambon’s lab in Strasbourg, France, where he first developed an interest in transcription regulation. Before taking up a position at the Marie Curie Research Institute, Oxted, UK, to continue working on gene regulation, both in S. cerevisiae, as well as in melanocytes and melanoma. In 2008 he moved to the Ludwig Institute, where he continues to examine the role of signaling and transcription in melanoma biology, with the aim of developing novel and anti-cancer therapies that take tumor heterogeneity into account.

Feb 26th 2014 – Dr Aubrey De Grey: ‘A Roadmap to End Aging’

Feb 20th 2014 – Dr Mike Partridge: ‘Taming the Invisible Rays – Using Radiation to Treat Cancer’

January 2014 – Prof Frank Close: “The Infinity Puzzle”