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The Academic Armchair

Mar 25, 2020

Today in the Academic Armchair we are joined by University of Oxford's Professor of Gene Regulation Jim Hughes.  He talks to us about the fascinating world of the non-coding genome, and how studying the regulatory genome can give an insight into the mechanism of common disease.  Ever wondered how start-up companies can...


Mar 10, 2020

This week, to celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday, we chat with one of Oxford's leading biologists Prof. Alison Woollard. She talks to us about her fascinating research in which she uses microscopic nematode worms to study development and ageing, and what it's like to work in a Nobel Prize winning lab. ...


Mar 3, 2020

Ever felt like you don't have time for a good nights sleep?  You'll never think that again after listening to this fascinating episode with University of Oxford's sleep expert Prof. Russell Foster! He explains to us why sleep is so important, the science behind out body clock and how he switched marine biology for...


Feb 25, 2020

In this episode of the Academic Armchair we chat to Stuart Conway, Professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oxford.  We learn how chemistry can help us better understand biological systems, from the epigenetics of cancer, to drug targeting using light activated molecules. He also tells us about the exciting...


Feb 18, 2020

Chatting to us about finding therapies for Motor Neuron Diseases, and how gap years transformed his career path, we're joined today in The Academic Armchair by Prof. Kevin Talbot.  We learn about how understanding genetics can reveal exciting new therapeutic targets to explore.  If this episode got you intrigued, find...