Listen to Extremophile organisms, exceptional enzymes and the economics of biodiversity53:1813 June 2021

The team explore the messy beauty of AI designed microchips, extremophile organisms that may hold clues to DNA repair, and new enzymes that could break down plastics even in everyday conditions. And special guest Tim Baxter, Senior Researcher from the Climate Council, talks about the lack of functional climate policy at the Federal level (despite being the sunniest and windiest inhabited continent in the world), and Dr Euan unpacks the economics of biodiversity. We may be consuming more than 1.6 Earths, but new analysis suggests that every dollar invested in describing species could yield up to $35 in returns. With presenters Dr. Shane, Dr. Euan, and Dr. Graci.

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Listen to Dr Shane's 'Chat with a Nobel Laureate' at a University of Melbourne-Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program event.


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