Latest Interviews


Diagnosing dysbiosis – understanding imbalance in human gut microbiota

Added: 10 Jan 2022

Dysbiosis describes imbalance in healthy gut bacteria... but what is a healthy gut? We ask Christin…

The promise of COVID-19 surveillance through wastewater testing

Added: 22 Dec 2021

Pandemic modelling data can be gathered through mass testing by monitoring viral RNA levels in wast…

Catherine Noakes and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)

Added: 14 Dec 2021

As part of a collaborative group of six British expert scientists, Catherine Noakes will join Jonat…

Sharon Peacock and the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK)

Added: 14 Dec 2021

As part of our 2021 Royal Institutions Christmas Lecture coverage, we ask Sharon Peacock how discov…

Monitoring: The key to vaccine production and distribution safety

Added: 2 Dec 2021

Manufacturing of any vaccine is a complex process that requires consistent monitoring to ensure eff…

Quest to control our genes by the power of thought

Added: 22 Nov 2021

The power to control living cells by treating molecules as switches or transistors has been establi…

How to gain Chinese regulation compliance

Added: 12 Nov 2021

Dr Paul Orange outlines the project which led to his involvement in the new Chinese battery protoco…

Construction robotics - research and innovation from China

Added: 12 Nov 2021

While advances in robotic automation have revolutionised manufacturing over past decades, assemblin…

Pandemic accelerates automation in the lab sector

Added: 15 Oct 2021

Laboratories are just one of the many businesses that were forced to adapt operations because of th…

Understanding SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins in vaccines

Added: 13 Sep 2021

The SARS-CoV-2 virus uses complex glycan sugars to hide from the immune system. Tasked with product…

Celebrating 50 years with the mother of 'ELISA'

Added: 27 Aug 2021

In an exclusive interview with Dermot Martin, Eva Engvall discusses the invention and evolution of …

Banking botanicals: protecting plants and safeguarding seeds

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Following up on the wonderful photo story, ‘Botanical biodiversity banked’, published on our websit…

COVID-19: Testing times for laboratories

Added: 7 May 2021

Following what may have felt like a slow uptake of voluntary third-party laboratory testing support…

Delving deeper into AI and blockchain for healthcare and life sciences

Added: 16 Apr 2021

We are all becoming used to hearing about AI and blockchain, two technology trends that go hand in …

Bioluminescence: a life study of ocean light

Added: 30 Mar 2021

Bioluminescence is visually magical and has inspired many scientists to dive deep to discover its s…

Setting up a UK Lighthouse laboratory

Added: 19 Feb 2021

The Lighthouse Labs take their name from the PCR testing technology which uses fluorescent light to…

Foundational science of the future

Added: 13 Jan 2021

Traditionally pharma has been focused on developing small molecules and chemicals. Here, David Ferr…

How green is my chemistry?

Added: 8 Jan 2021

Following up on his recent podcast with Phil discussing extraction of botanicals for gin production…

Inhouse genetic analysis

Added: 7 Jan 2021

Here, Dr Philip Hargreaves (business development) and Gabriela Saldanha (product management) discus…

To improve reproducibility; look first to pipetting

Added: 4 Jan 2021

With years of experience and expertise with pipettes, Gustavo Chavarria outlines pipetting factors …