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The Modern Chemistry Podcast

 

Join Paul Orange and his guests as he gets under the skin of the impact that Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biotechnology have on the modern world. From keeping us safe to producing biofuels, you’ll discover the many ways that Chemistry plays a huge role in how we live our lives today. A new episode will be released every month, so subscribe to have the latest one drop straight into your favorite podcast feed

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Episode 14 of the Modern Chemistry podcast is a deep discussion with Elisa Fadda about all things glycosylation, and in particular, how glycosylation of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein plays an essential role in the infectivity of the COVID-19 causing virus.  Since 2014, Elisa has been a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Maynooth University.

You can also listen to this podcast by clicking on this link: https://0-series-preview.simplecast.com/episodes/computing-carbohydrates 

Episode 13 of the Modern Chemistry podcast features Dr. Silvia Marchesan, Associate Professor at the University of Trieste, Italy (Università Degli Studi di Trieste) and head of the SuperStructures Lab. Prior to her current position, Silvia has worked in the UK and Australia, using a range of biology and chemistry techniques. Her current research focus includes the self-assembling properties of superstructures, and how to design the necessary building blocks that create those structures.

You can also listen to this podcast by clicking on this link https://0-series-preview.simplecast.com/episodes/superstructures-and-the-looking-glass 

Episode 12 of the modern Chemistry podcast features Dr. Vittorio Saggiomo, Assistant Professor at Wageningen University, Netherlands.  Vittorio describes himself as an “organic chemist turned in new technology and applications. Microfluidics, 3D printing, microcontrollers and automation, sensors and devices”. His research uses 3D printing and other novel technologies to develop accessible scientific devices and processes.

You can also listen to this podcast by clicking on this link https://0-series-preview.simplecast.com/episodes/constant-curiosity

Episode 11 of the modern Chemistry podcast is a wide ranging interview with the self-declared ‘Scientist, less as a chemist’ Stephen Hilton, Associate Professor at University College London, School of Pharmacy. Steve uses 3D printing, virtual reality and accessible automation to support his research. We talk about the benefits of these tools and how they have the ability to open up scientific research, especially in the field of flow chemistry.

We mention Kevin – Dr. Kevin Lam, a previous podcast guest on episodes 5 and 6.
You can also listen to this podcast by clicking on this link https://0-series-preview.simplecast.com/episodes/the-new-technology-of-science

Episode 10 of the modern Chemistry podcast heads to the Mid-West US, Nebraska to be precise.  We interview Christian Gunder, who is a fermentation microbiologist, currently working at Cargill.  As you’ll hear in the show, Christin works on developing and optimizing a fermentation process for lactic acid product, which is then put to a very interesting use.

 

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https://0-series-preview.simplecast.com/episodes/christian-gunder-fermenting-change

Episode 7 of the modern Chemistry podcast is the first one recorded since the start of the global COVID 19 pandemic. Jeff Sperry and I talk about how safety analysis is vital earlier in process development, specifically drug discovery, rather than waiting until you have a new process and being told it’s not safe. We also discuss the impact of the pandemic on his work & working practices at the beginning. So, if you’ve had enough virus chat, scroll through the first five minutes after the intro

 

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https://0-series-preview.simplecast.com/episodes/jeff-sperry-safer-earlier

For episodes 6 (Part 2) of the Modern Chemistry show, I have carried on my insightful journey with Kevin Lam- “The Electric Chemist”.
Kevin’s research interests focus on the applications of electrochemistry, in particular working on the fields of organic electrochemistry, organometallic electrochemistry and medicinal electrochemistry. Part 1 of this podcast (episode 5), can be found below.

Also, you can click on this link: https://0-series-preview.simplecast.com/episodes/kevin-lam-the-electric-chemist-part-2

For episode 5, which is split into two parts(episode 6 – next month) of the Modern Chemistry show, I interviewed Kevin Lam. Kevin’s research interests focus on the applications of electrochemistry, in particular working on the fields of organic electrochemistry, organometallic electrochemistry and medicinal electrochemistry. The discussion with Kevin covered so much ground that I felt it made sense to split the discussion across two separate episodes.

 

For episode 4 of the Modern Chemistry show, Paul Orange interviewed Shmuel De Leon. Since 1990, Shmuel has been working with batteries, energy cells and other energy storage devices. This podcast covers how battery technology is rapidly evolving and what challenges are being addressed.

Nessa Carson – Chemistry with ROBOTS!

For episode 3 of the Modern Chemistry show, I interviewed Nessa Carson, (@SuperScienceGrl on Twitter). Nessa currently works for Pfizer in the UK, in high throughput Chemistry and has previously worked for AMRI in a similar role. We discuss how robots have helped her in her work, but also how interdisciplinary modern chemistry needs to be.

The Flow State – Making Catalysis More Efficient

For episode 2 of the Modern Chemistry show, I interviewed RUSSELL TAYLOR, Lecturer in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry & ESPRC Manufacturing Fellow and SAM RAYNES, Ph.D. student. Both at Durham University, UK.

Understanding The Science Of Safety With Jensen Hughes

For episode 1 of the Modern Chemistry show, I interviewed DAMIAN STEFANCZYK, Senior Consultant at Jensen Hughes and JENS CONZEN Associate Director, Industrial and Process Safety, also of Jensen Hughes. You can find out more information about Jensen Hughes at https://www.jensenhughes.com/

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Join Paul Orange and his guests as he gets under the skin of the impact that Chemistry and Chemical Engineering has on the modern world. From keeping us safe to producing biofuels, you’ll discover the many ways that Chemistry plays a huge role in how we live our lives today. A new episode will be released every month, so subscribe to have the latest one drop straight into your podcast feed