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Nature Biotechnology's Forum podcast explores biotech's latest scientific publications, found in Nature Biotechnology and elsewhere, through discussions with today's leading researchers.

  • 23 minutes 15 seconds
    From Bench to Podcast: Sean Johnson

    On this episode, our Associate Editor Cláudia Vilhena interviews Sean Johnson, the first author of a timely and great story on how to experimentally evaluate the performance of AI-generated enzymes.


    Sean and Cláudia discussed the timely topic of AI for protein design and the implications for future research, and also touched base on how it was to transition from academia to industry.


    For those who are interested in protein functionality, this episode is for you!



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    14 June 2024, 4:17 pm
  • 42 minutes 48 seconds
    From Bench to Podcast: Roman Sarrazin-Gendron

    On this episode of From Bench to Podcast, our Associate Editor Cláudia Vilhena interviews Roman Sarrazin-Gendron, first author of an absolutely incredible story about...videogames!


    During this informal chat, Roman and Cláudia talked about the behind the scenes of Boderlands Science. They explored the concepts of Citizen Science, Massively Multiplayer Online Video Games, and the impact of community work on gathering data about our microbiome.


    For those that love microbiology and/or video games, and wish to know how these two worlds merge, this episode is for you!


    Check out the trailer and spot the famous actress!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_mH6Ak_Ny0&t=5s


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    6 June 2024, 12:33 pm
  • 39 minutes 55 seconds
    Neurotech Roundtable: Anikeeva, Courtine, and Bloch
    On this episode, Chief Editor Barbara Cheifet speaks with Polina Anikeeva from MIT, Grégoire Courtine from EPFL, and Jocelyn Bloch, a neurosurgeon at Lausanne University Hospital. These three leaders in the field of neurotechnologies discuss new devices that help us learn how our brain works, implantable brain-computer interfaces that are helping patients with neurological disorders walk again, and why this field is so exciting today.

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    15 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 43 minutes 13 seconds
    From Bench to Podcast: He, Jin and Shi

    In this episode, our Associate Editor Cláudia Vilhena talks with three authors of the method Starfysh, a computational toolbox combining spatial transcriptomics and histology data.


    During their chat, Siyu, Yinou and Lingling, all at different stages of their academic path, dig into the layers of Starfysh and its relevance for cancer research. They also share the struggles of peer review, the wonders of collaborative work and how this experience shaped their, sure-to-be fantastic, academic careers.


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    1 May 2024, 2:31 pm
  • 41 minutes 57 seconds
    From Bench to Podcast: Marcus Walker

    On our very first episode of the new podcast series from Nature Biotechnology, our Associate Editor Cláudia Vilhena interviews Marcus Walker, first author of a fantastic story on engineered bacteria used to stain textiles.


    With an informal and honest touch, Marcus and Cláudia dive into the behind the scenes of the paper. From the inspiration to combine microbiology and fashion, passing by what went wrong at the bench, all the way to the economical and environmental implications of living biomaterials.


    For all those who struggle with measuring optical density, this episode is for you!


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    16 April 2024, 1:07 pm
  • 34 minutes 53 seconds
    Protein Design Roundtable: Deane and Grigoryan
    For our special Focus Issue, Chief Editor Barbara Cheifet talks with Charlotte Deane and Gevorg Grigoryan about applying new machine learning methods to protein structure prediction and protein design. We discuss exciting new technologies and their current and future clinical applications.

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    1 February 2024, 10:15 am
  • 37 minutes 27 seconds
    Super Resolution and Expansion Microscopy Roundtable: Boyden and Danzl
    Microscopy methods today are enabling researchers to see small details within cells, previously undetectable by light microscopy. Chief Editor Barbara Cheifet speaks with Drs. Ed Boyden and Johann Danzl about the technological advances and challenges in the fields of super resolution and expansion microscopy.

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    29 June 2023, 5:16 pm
  • 47 minutes 11 seconds
    Single-cell metabolomics Roundtable: Alexandrov and Le
    Single-cell metabolomics is focused on detecting, understanding, and interpreting metabolites and lipids at single-cell resolution. Theodore Alexandrov and Anne Le discuss recent technical advances in the field with Chief Editor Barbara Cheifet.

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    26 April 2023, 9:30 am
  • 36 minutes 33 seconds
    Microbiome Roundtable: Fischbach and Mazmanian
    Chief Editor Barbara Cheifet speaks with Drs. Michael Fischbach and Sarkis Mazmanian about recent work uncovering functional roles for our microbiomes and what is needed to bring microbiome therapies to the clinic. 

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    1 March 2023, 10:30 am
  • 31 minutes 13 seconds
    Xenotransplantation Roundtable: Locke and Sykes
    Jayme Locke and Megan Sykes discuss advances in xenotransplantation with Chief Editor Barbara Cheifet, including details of the recent transplants of pig heart and kidney into braindead patients, as well as the questions researchers and clinicians are asking next. 

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    21 December 2022, 10:30 am
  • 45 minutes 26 seconds
    Human Cell Atlas Roundtable: Regev and Teichmann
    Aviv Regev and Sarah Teichmann talk with Senior Editor Barbara Cheifet about the development and exciting recent progress of the Human Cell Atlas project.

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    31 August 2022, 9:00 am
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