Podcasts, videos, radio interviews, and tv appearances by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Podcasts and audio
Taiuru: Māori being used as 'guinea pigs' for facial recognition tech - ethicist
23 November 2023: Speaking to RNZ's Morning Report, Dr Karaitiana Taiuru, a specialist in technology ethics from Taiuru and Associates, says the government is allowing tech companies to use Māori as guinea pigs for facial recognition technology.
Malaghan: Engineering immune cells to kill cancer
4 November 2023: RNZ's Kim Hill speaks to CAR T pioneer and BioOra board member Prof Carl June MD and Malaghan Institute Clinical Director Dr Rob Weinkove about the promising results of NZ's first CAR T-cell clinical trial, and the history and future of this ground-breaking cancer immunotherapy. They are joined by writer and poet Michele Leggott, a participant in the trial, who is 12 months on from treatment.
HERA: Ep.99 – Student of the year on fire!
24 October 2023: In this episode of Stirring the Pot HERA talks with Fanqin Meng. Fanqin, who is no stranger to HERA, is a Structural Fire Research Engineer within the HERA team. They are shining the spotlight on him as the recipient of the Student of the Year Award which he received at this year's Future Forum Industry Awards in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Video and tv
Malaghan: A gateway for toxic damage and immune health
9 November 2023: A cellular receptor, once notorious for its interaction with environmental toxins is now being investigated for its potentially critical role in supporting immune health.
Cawthron Aquaculture Park Open Day 2023
31 October 2023: The Cawthron Institute recently hosted its first open day in many years - hundreds of people turned out to see first hand research being done at the Aquaculture Park.
Malaghan: Allergy development and the importance of fundamental research in scientific advancement
12 October 2023: Marie-Sophie Fabre is a Senior Research Officer in Dr Olivier Lamiable’s team in the Ronchese Laboratory. Her research aims to understand the changes that occur when immune cells encounter allergens, laying the foundations for understanding allergy development.