Jan Piekarski, a Masters student in Geology at Otago University, talks about his studies in the South Island of New Zealand, where he is involved in completing a survey of the unusual geological features found there. Advertisements
Matt Hall, a PhD student in Neuroscience, talks about his research into how lithium plays a role in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a common but poorly understood therapy.
Jake Tully, a Masters student, and Georgia McCombe, a research assistant, talk about their work in the Zoology Department at Otago University, which involves studying the feeding preferences of Bumble Bees.
Sophie Fern, a PhD student in Ecology, talks about her research into what is it about different animals and plants that makes us like them, and how this then influences whether we care enough about them to act if they become threatened.
Host Dave McMorran talks about the work of Wilhelm Ostwald, who was one of the key early figures in the field of Physical Chemistry, who invented the way to make nitric acid and who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909.
Host Dave McMorran talks about Eduard Buchner, who won the 1907 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his foundational work in the field of Biochemistry.
Gertja Petersen, a PhD student in Biochemistry, talks about how a genetic understanding of honey bees might provide a way to breed better bees, and why this could be important.