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Researcher Radio is your look into the world of academia!

Researcher Radio is your look into the world of scientists, academics and publishers from around the world. Season 2 features a panel that will explore the world of academic publishing and publisher relationships with au
Latest Episode9/14/2018

Welcome to RESEARCHER Radio - Dr Ramiz Nathani

Season 1, Ep. 1
Welcome to the first ever RESEARCHER Radio episode. Throughout this series, we will be speaking to different academics from all around the world about their specialist subjects. Each academic guest would have produced written, examined, analysed and published work that is trending throughout the RESEARCHER community, and the wider scientific community. We will be finding more about the paper, the steps that are taken to create it and it's potential consequences in the academic or real world.Discovering more about an academic paper and its origins are only half the RESEARCHER podcast story, we will also dive into the world of academia by discovering more about the lives of our academic guests.This week we are joined by Dr Ramiz Nathani, former PhD from University College London and co-founder of RESEARCHER. We will discuss Dr Nathani's transition from science to the world of technology and business, whilst learning more about the RESEARCHER story.In today's episode, we discuss:How Dr Nathani transitioned from the world of science to the world of technology. [01:12]We undertake a whirlwind tour of Dr Nathani's PhD. [02:33]Dr Nathani explains the differences between the world of science and the world of technology, and how they can learn from each other. [04:19]Dr Nathani discusses the inspiration behind RESEARCHER. [06:08]Dr Nathani gives his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [06:52]This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.
9/14/2018

Welcome to RESEARCHER Radio - Dr Ramiz Nathani

Season 1, Ep. 1
Welcome to the first ever RESEARCHER Radio episode. Throughout this series, we will be speaking to different academics from all around the world about their specialist subjects. Each academic guest would have produced written, examined, analysed and published work that is trending throughout the RESEARCHER community, and the wider scientific community. We will be finding more about the paper, the steps that are taken to create it and it's potential consequences in the academic or real world.Discovering more about an academic paper and its origins are only half the RESEARCHER podcast story, we will also dive into the world of academia by discovering more about the lives of our academic guests.This week we are joined by Dr Ramiz Nathani, former PhD from University College London and co-founder of RESEARCHER. We will discuss Dr Nathani's transition from science to the world of technology and business, whilst learning more about the RESEARCHER story.In today's episode, we discuss:How Dr Nathani transitioned from the world of science to the world of technology. [01:12]We undertake a whirlwind tour of Dr Nathani's PhD. [02:33]Dr Nathani explains the differences between the world of science and the world of technology, and how they can learn from each other. [04:19]Dr Nathani discusses the inspiration behind RESEARCHER. [06:08]Dr Nathani gives his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [06:52]This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.
9/26/2018

The Curo-Pi3 Conference - Professor Rik Tykwinski

Season 1, Ep. 3
This week's guest is Professor Rik Tykwinski from the University of Alberta. Rik was recently a speaker at the University of Oxford's Curo-Pi3 conference. The third edition of the CURO-Pi conference was hosted by Professor Harry Anderson, and discussed the latest developments in the chemistry and physics of curved pi-conjugated molecules.Join us to discover more about the CURO-Pi3 conference, its speakers and Rik's favourite posters. Rik also discusses what young academics and PhD's should do when attending these conferences. Plus, we also learn what academics get up to when they attend international conferences. In today's episode, we discuss:Rik's academic background. [01:10]We are given an overview of the paper Rik presented at the Curo-Pi3 conference. [04:05]Rik discusses the reception of his paper at Curo-Pi3. [07:15]Rik explains his favourite presentations at Curo-Pi3. [09:15]We learn about the importance of conferences and what PhD's should do when attending such events. [11:25]Rik talks about the Curo-Pi3 poster session and how scientific conferences have evolved in the last few decades. [14:40]We learn about what academics do when visiting another city during a conference. [19:25]Rik talks about his acadmeic influencers. [13:17]We are given insights into academic productivity, but is it always a good thing?. [13:17]Finally, Rik gives PhD students and early career academics his advice for success. [13:17] Find out more about Curo-Pi3 here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io
10/12/2018

Defining microbiome function - Dr Jonathan Klassen

Season 1, Ep. 5
Today we are joined by Dr Jonathan Klassen from the University of Connecticut. Jonathan is the author of ‘Defining microbiome function’. Join us to discover more about the microbiome world; Why is the human gut so important? How important are ants? Why is there now a call for the cross disciplinary training in logic and philosophical microbiome research?We will gain further insights into 'Defining micbrobiome function', its consequences and the motivation behind Jonathan's research.In today's episode, we discuss:Jonathan's academic background.[00:45]We are given an overview of ‘Defining microbiome function’. [02:56]Jonathan discusses previous research in the microbiome world.[06:18]We discover more about the human gut and it's importance to microbiome research.[09:30]Jonathan calls for the 'cross disciplinary training in logic and philosophical microbiome research', but just how popular is this movement? [11:40]Just how far can 'Defining microbiome function' forward current scholarship? [16:15]Jonathan discusses his academic influences.[19:10]Jonathan describes how he spends his week. [20:36]Jonathan gives his one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD.[25:37]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area.Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.
10/19/2018

Measuring Perception Control on Social Media - Dr Melanie Keep

Season 1, Ep. 6
This week we are joined by Dr Melanie Keep from the University of Sydney. Mel, alongside Dr Alison Attrill-Smith, is the co-author of ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’. Join us to discover more about social media perception and identity. What is e-health and what are its benefits? How and why do we define ourselves on social media? Why is age a factor in social media identity? In this episode, Mel answers all of these questions and more. We will also gain further insights into ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’, its impacts and the motivation behind Mel's research.In today's episode, we discuss:Mel's academic background.[00:43]Mel guides us through the e-health field and the Australian e-health system. [04:02]We are given an overview of ‘Controlling You Watching Me: Measuring Perception Control on Social Media’. [12:40]Mel discusses whether or not social media self-perception will evolve as a result of the youth of today.[19:19]We learn about how the results of Mel's experiment could have differed if there was a focus on the eastern world.[22:14]Mel discusses the pitfalls of academia and academic productivity. [31:34]Finally, Mel tells us her one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD.[34:26]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area.Download it for free on iOS, Android or find us on your browser at www.researcherapp.io.
10/24/2018

Personality Traits and Social Media Use in 20 Countries - Professor Homero Gil de Zúñiga

Season 1, Ep. 7
This week we are joined by Professor Homero Gil de Zúñiga from the University of Vienna. Homero is the author of ‘Personality Traits and Social Media Use in 20 Countries: How Personality Relates to Frequency of Social Media Use, Social Media News Use, and Social Media Use for Social Interaction'. Join us to discover more about personalities and the way they affect social media use. There are 5 big personality traits, but will this soon change? How are minorities affected by social media use? What is the open access movement and what does Homero think of this environment? In this episode, Homero answers all of these questions and more.We will also gain further insights into 'Personality Traits and Social Media Use in 20 Countries: How Personality Relates to Frequency of Social Media Use, Social Media News Use, and Social Media Use for Social Interaction', its impacts and the motivation behind Homero's research.In today's episode, we discuss:Homero tells us about his academic background.[00:45]Homero guides us through his most recent paper.[04:05]There are currently 5 big personality traits, here Homero discusses these traits, their relationship to social media and how they may evolve.[07:55]We discover more about how different social media platforms cater for different personality traits.[11:45]Homero discusses the use and power of social media for minorities.[17:55]We learn more about academic publishing. [23:48] Homero provides us with a few tricks to increase academic productivity.[27:40]Finally, Homero gives us his one piece of advice for young academics and anyone undertaking a PhD.[32:43]Read the article here!This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area.Download it for free on iOS,Android or find us on your browser atwww.researcherapp.io.