The Science Basement

The Science Basement

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We are a team of scientists based in Helsinki who…
26. Plastic brains for adults - w/ Giuliano Didio
Feb 14 • 37 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Giuliano Didio, who is a PhD student at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki. He works on the magical world of brains! Did you know that the…
25. The dark side of the Moon - w/ Markku Alho
Jan 31 • 40 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Markku Alho, who is a PhD student at Aalto University. He works on plasma modelling of solar wind interactions with several bodies in space. In this episode, we focus mostly on the Moon…
24. In social sciences your data can look back at you - w/ Anastasia Diatlova
Dec 24, 2018 • 55 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Anastasia Diatlova, who is a doctoral researcher in Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki. Her research focusses on the daily experience of life and…
23. Plants are leaking gas all the time - w/ Arnaud Praplan
Nov 28, 2018 • 48 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Arnaud Praplan, who is an Academy Research Fellow at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). His research focusses on the reactive chemical compounds emitted by plants into the…
22. If a huge solar storm comes we can be left without social media - w/ Diana Morosan
Nov 20, 2018 • 52 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Diana Morosan, postdoctoral researcher in solar physics at the University of Helsinki. We chat about multiple things: how to observe the Sun in radio frequencies, the big LOFAR radio…
21. Shooting X-rays at things - w/ Ari-Pekka Honkanen
Oct 31, 2018 • 41 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Ari-Pekka Honkanen, PhD student at the Materials Physics lab of the University of Helsinki. He studies the structure of materials by “shooting” X-rays at them! He also explains us how an…
20. Epigenome, DNA, and pineapple on pizza - w/ Chiara Facciotto
Oct 22, 2018 • 41 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Chiara Facciotto, PhD student at Biomedicum in Helsinki. She works on how epigenetics influences cancer response to therapy. Follow us to discover what the epigenome is and how it…
19. Nobody is allowed to steal plutonium - w/ Camille Bélanger-Champagne
Oct 3, 2018 • 51 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Camille Bélanger-Champagne, post-doctoral researcher at the Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) in the technology programme. Her research focusses on instruments for nuclear safeguards!…
18. We are going to Mercury! - w/ Juhani Huovelin
Sep 19, 2018 • 58 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Juhani Huovelin, who is a University Lecturer at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Solar Intensity X-ray and particle Spectrometer (SIXS)…
17. Looking for gravitational waves - w/ David Weir
Sep 5, 2018 • 50 min
Welcome to Season 2 of The Science Basement Podcast! Our first guest for the new season is David Weir, who is a University Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He looks at gravitational waves from processes in the early Universe, and we have…
Summer Special - Science stories with the students from ICPS2018
Aug 23, 2018 • 36 min
Hello from TSB Podcast! This episode is a Summer Special that we recorded at the International Conference of Physics Students 2018 that took place in Helsinki during 8-14 August! We at TSB have spent one day with the students and held a workshop about…
16. Working with 4500 salmon - w/ Andrew House
Jun 19, 2018 • 40 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Andrew House, who is a PhD student in Wildlife Biology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He works with a large sample of Atlantic Salmon and studies the fat composition in these…
15. How to brew stem cells - w/ Shibani Ratnayake
Jun 9, 2018 • 45 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Shibani Ratnayake from Aston University (UK), Life and Health Sciences, biomedical engineering group. She works on stem cells (unspecialised cells that are in our body), and in…
14. Polluting the air whilst cooking - w/ Lubna Dada
May 23, 2018 • 42 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Lubna Dada, who is a doctoral student at the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki. She works on aerosols and how particles are formed in the…
13. Flying around a comet with Rosetta - w/ Minna Myllys
May 9, 2018 • 48 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Minna Myllys, who is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement et de l’Espace (LPC2E) of CNRS in Orléans, France. She works on data from the…
12. From chicken bones to bone music - w/ Alexander Meaney
Apr 25, 2018 • 42 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Alexander Meaney, who is a doctoral student in the computational inverse problem group at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Helsinki. He works on reconstructing 3D…
11. Did you know about MITO? - w/ Juan Landoni
Apr 11, 2018 • 43 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Juan Landoni, who works at the University of Helsinki on mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondrial diseases start from the mitochondria that are inside our cells and there is still much…
10. Glaciers are very fast runners - w/ Yongmei Gong
Mar 28, 2018 • 47 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Yongmei Gong, who also is a TSB “honourable” member since she recently got her PhD. She works at the Institute of Atmospheric Science and Earth System Research at the University of…
9. The science of #howatomsmove - w/ Ekaterina Baibuz
Mar 14, 2018 • 48 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! Our guest this week is Ekaterina Baibuz, who works towards her PhD at the University of Helsinki in Materials Physics. She works on simulating the behaviour of materials with computer simulations and is part…
8. There is dark and cold dust between stars - w/ Elisabetta Micelotta
Feb 28, 2018 • 43 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! This episode takes us to interstellar space! We talk with Elisabetta Micelotta, who is an astrophysicist at the University of Helsinki. She studies interstellar dust, which is solid matter that can be found in…
7. A lemming once threatened me and my plants - w/ Friederike Gehrmann
Feb 14, 2018 • 40 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! This episode takes us to the sub-arctic and arctic regions, exploring how plants grow! We talk with Friederike Gehrmann, who works on plant biology at the University of Helsinki. She studies how sub-arctic…
6. Biofortified at an early stage: the story of a tuber - w/ Daniel Wasonga
Jan 31, 2018 • 43 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! This episode takes us to tropical lands where the cassava grows! We talk with Daniel Wasonga, who works at the Department of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Helsinki. His research focuses on…
5. You shouldn’t smuggle a sandwich into space - w/ Urs Ganse
Jan 17, 2018 • 38 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! This episode is all about space! We talk with Dr. Urs Ganse, who is a postdoctoral researcher in space physics at the University of Helsinki. His work focuses on supercomputer simulations of the near-Earth…
4. Some antennas work for right-handed people only - w/ Casimir Ehrenborg
Jan 3, 2018 • 36 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! For this episode we welcome the new year with a conversation with Casimir Ehrenborg, who studies electromagnetic theory for small antennas at Lund University, Sweden. Where you can find us: Homepage:…
3. The best instrument to study snow is your sleeve - w/ Jussi Tiira
Dec 20, 2017 • 39 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! This episode is all about Christmas and snow! We interview Jussi Tiira, who studies snow at the University of Helsinki. Precipitation data:…
2. Cancer cells are anarchic - w/ Alok Jaiswal
Dec 6, 2017 • 42 min
Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast! In this episode we talk with Alok Jaiswal (Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland) about his research on cancer cells. Where you can find us: Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org Facebook:…
1. I like lakes so I study lakes - w/ Joonatan Ala-Könni
Nov 21, 2017 • 40 min
Welcome to The Science Basement Podcast! We are a group of young researchers based in Helsinki (Finland), and we love to communicate science! In this episode we discuss and have fun with Joonatan Ala-Könni, who studies lakes at the Division of Atmospheric…