#385      30 min 34 sec
Outbreak! Human pandemics and how to manage the inevitable

Prof Eddie Holmes

Virologist Eddie Holmes explains how viral and bacterial pandemics of the type that spawned the Black Death and Ebola remain an unpredictable and inevitable part of our future. Professor Holmes describes how new technologies like genomic sequencing help us explore the origins and evolution of pathogens linked to pandemics as far back as Ancient Rome, and how evolving biosecurity and surveillance systems offer us a chance of containing outbreaks. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.

Episode 153      29 min 45 sec
Mosquito bytes: Fighting malaria with computational science

Dr Stuart Ralph

Parasitologist Dr Stuart Ralph explains malaria and how computational modelling developed to better understand the disease will aid the global effort to eradicate it. With host Dr Dyani Lewis.

Episode 113      23 min 31 sec
Catching insects in Africa: A window on 18th century English society

Professor Deirdre Coleman

Historian, literary critic and author Professor Deirdre Coleman connects naturalist Henry Smeathman's years in West Africa to the social norms and intellectual life 18th century England. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 90      23 min 37 sec
The Cost of A Life: Peter Singer on Ending World Poverty

Peter Singer

Philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer puts forward his vision of how individuals can take an ethical and just approach to tackling world poverty. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 5      18 min 07 sec
Malaria Resurgent

Professor Graham Brown

Professor Graham Brown discusses the resurgence of malaria, and the role of the Nossal Institute of Global Health in the war on malaria and other global health problems.

Guest: Professor Graham Brown, Foundation Director of the Nossal Institute of Global Health

Topic: Malaria Resurgent