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Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 4: The gendered brain with Professor Gina Rippon

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 4: The gendered brain with Professor Gina Rippon

September 10, 2020

Welcome to Episode four of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.

In this four episode series, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.

If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.

In episode 4, we’re meeting Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging Gina Rippon, from the School of Life & Health Sciences at Aston University.

Among her work, Gina specialises in brain development and the idea of the ‘gendered brain’; that it’s predominantly society, rather than our biology, which determines how and why men and women behave differently.

She’s spent much of her career looking at these differences through a scientific brain, and examining how everything from the toys we play with to the problems we solve in our lives lead our brains to slot us into the roles expected of us.

 

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The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.

This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 

You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: Stem cell technology with Dr Eric Hill

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: Stem cell technology with Dr Eric Hill

September 10, 2020

Welcome to Episode three of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.

Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.

If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.

In this episode, we’re meeting Dr Eric Hill, senior lecturer and member of Aston University’s Biosciences Research Group.

Eric does something pretty remarkable sounding on a day to day basis –he 3D prints brains. Not the whole thing, but his team uses very sensitive 3D printers and stem cell technology to implant neurons and other brain cells in order to create working models of parts of the brain, which they use to study the cause and effects of early onset Alzheimer’s and other terrible degenerative conditions. It’s an incredible technology which could have wide-reaching effects on diagnosis and scientific research.

We’re also going to be talking about the incredible experience of growing your first beating heart cells in a dish, and the future of stem cell therapies and possible treatments for everything from epilepsy to heart failure in years to come.

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The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.

This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 

You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Psychology of allergies with Dr Rebecca Knibb

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Psychology of allergies with Dr Rebecca Knibb

September 10, 2020

Welcome to Episode two of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.

Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.

If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.

In episode 2, we’re meeting Dr Rebecca Knibb, of Aston University’s School of Psychology.

Rebecca researches the psychology of allergies, and looks at ways people who suffer with intolerances and other conditions such as asthma can life happier, more confident lives. It’s something which affects millions of people throughout the UK, and can make the most simple activities, like getting on a bus or buying a coffee, a daily ordeal.

Rebecca’s work focusses on helping these people, and their families, as well as assisting in research into future therapies which could potentially save lives, as well as a huge amount of stress and anxiety.

If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to aston.ac.uk for more information.

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The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.

This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 

You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Antibiotic resistant diseases with Dr Jonathan Cox

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Antibiotic resistant diseases with Dr Jonathan Cox

September 10, 2020

Welcome to Episode one of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.

Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.

If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.

In episode 1, we're meeting a man whose leading the fight against bad bugs and some of the most destructive diseases we're fighting today. Dr Jonathan Cox is leader of the Mycobacterial Research Group at Aston University. He specialises in antibiotic resistant diseases such as Tuberculosis, or TB, and has dedicated his career to finding ways to defeat these hardy bugs. He's also a Pint of Science festival grandee to boot, so pull up a drink of your choice, and get ready for a Pint of Science with Dr Jonathan Cox.

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The Pint of Science podcast is a part of the Pint of Science Festival, the world's largest science communication festival. Thousands of guests and speakers descend on pubs in hundreds of cities worldwide to introduce science in a fun, engaging, and usually pint-fuelled way.

This year, Pint of Science is going live online! We will be going digital on the evenings of 7-9th September with a great selection and variety of online Pint of Science events. 

You can donate and help Pint of Science through these incredibly challenging times. For obvious public health reasons, we are recording remotely at the moment - but we hope to be back in the pub very soon (and very safely).

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