Podcasts, videos, radio interviews, and tv appearances by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Podcasts and audio
RNZ/Malaghan: How our immune systems change as we age
16 December 2022: Kiwi-born renown immunologist Michelle Linterman, currently based at the Malaghan Institute, talks about her research into how our immune system changes as we age on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon show.
RNZ/Te Tira Whakamātaki: Banking the seeds of our precious plants
14 November 2022: Some of New Zealand's native plants are critically endangered and one researcher says we need to get serious about seed banking, to protect them for future generations. RNZ's Emile Donovan, co-host of The Detail, interviews Te Tira Whakamātaki Māori biosecurity researcher and policy advisor Marcus-Rongowhitiao Shadbolt.
RNZ/Cawthron Institute: Seaweed could be NZ's next big industry, advocates say
7 October 2022: Aotearoa New Zealand has the potential to develop a seaweed sector that could contribute to the economy while supporting thriving ecosystems, communities and culture. Samantha Gee, Nelson Marlborough reporter for RNZ's Checkpoint investigates research led by Nelson's Cawthron Institute and EnviroStrat.
Video and tv
Malaghan: Gene-editing tech pushes boundaries of immune system exploration
16 January 2023: Dr Olivier Lamiable is a team leader in the Ronchese Laboratory at the Malaghan Institute. He is using revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technology to understand how allergic diseases develop on a cellular and molecular level.
Cawthron Institute: Bubble Machine Trial at Waikawa Marina 2022
9 November 2022: As part of research through the Marine Biosecurity Toolbox research programme, Cawthron researchers are trialling the use of bubble machines as an antifouling solution.
Malaghan Institute: Transforming our immune cells into cancer killers
9 November 2022: Kirsty Wakelin and her team are the people who manufacture CAR T-cells from the cells of cancer patients on the Malaghan Institute’s CAR T-cell trial. She talks about what is most rewarding about working behind the scenes to provide treatments that patients otherwise would not have access to.