Podcast "Plants and Pipettes"

The Molecular Plant Research Podcast

Tegan and Joram explore the world of molecular plant research. How to plants sense their environment? What controls their metabolism? How do they store energy? Come along to an excursion into the very cells of all green things!

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Hissing Blue Tits – Roots in compacted soil, crested rats, gribble

Watch out! It’s a snake! Or is it? In this week’s episode, we’re diving deep underground in the search for the reason behind stunted root growth and we talk about animals that pretend to be dangerous – and some that actually are.

Watch out! It’s a snake! Or is it? In this week’s episode, we’re diving deep underground in the search for the reason behind stunted root growth and we talk about animals that pretend to be dangerous – and some that actually are.

Erschienen: 22.01.2021
Dauer: 01:12:09

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Hissing Blue Tits – Roots in compacted soil, crested rats, gribble"


The ducks are anxious – the order of Cycads, Matilda Gage, Red Hot Chili Solar Panels

In this episode, Joram presents not only a plant but an entire order of plants, mostly because he has no idea how plant nomenclature works. Tegan presents the life and work of two important women, Matilda Gage and Margaret Rossiter. Aren’t we two litt

In this episode, Joram presents not only a plant but an entire order of plants, mostly because he has no idea how plant nomenclature works. Tegan presents the life and work of two important women, Matilda Gage and Margaret Rossiter. Aren’t we two little overachievers?

Erschienen: 15.01.2021
Dauer: 01:21:51

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "The ducks are anxious – the order of Cycads, Matilda Gage, Red Hot Chili Solar Panels"


Don’t call it Moth-Paté – seagrass biofilms, fatty moths, fatty plants

We’re back! After an extended winter break we return with a cool new paper and lots and lots of science fun facts somewhat related to plants!

We’re back! After an extended winter break we return with a cool new paper and lots and lots of science fun facts somewhat related to plants!

Erschienen: 08.01.2021
Dauer: 01:25:50

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Don’t call it Moth-Paté – seagrass biofilms, fatty moths, fatty plants"


Tapeworms have the life we all want – A christmas episode

Deck the halls and snatch the gravy, it’s a Christmas episode of your favourite plant podcast that is hosted by Tegan and Joram!

Deck the halls and snatch the gravy, it’s a Christmas episode of your favourite plant podcast that is hosted by Tegan and Joram! In this year’s final episode, we’re bringing you one last time in 2020 all the facts and bits of information you never knew you needed. Moth Cyborgs? Check. Zombees? Check. Way too much talking about Christmas music? CHECK. Please enjoy this episode, and have a wonderful winter break. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay happy, everyone!

Erschienen: 19.12.2020
Dauer: 01:22:53

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Tapeworms have the life we all want – A christmas episode"


Saving seeds in times of war – Genebanks and Machine Learning

This week, we have a story about seed conservation in times of war and we discuss multiple aspects of machine learning in molecular biology. Plus cool plant facts and as always: cutting edge cat research.

This week, we have a story about seed conservation in times of war and we discuss multiple aspects of machine learning in molecular biology. Plus cool plant facts and as always: cutting edge cat research.

Erschienen: 04.12.2020
Dauer: 01:07:03

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Saving seeds in times of war – Genebanks and Machine Learning"


Atomic Kitten – Spanish Moss, Thekla Resvoll, Mentorship and Gender

After a week off, we’re back with some cool facts from the world of plants and gulls. Did you know that gulls know your every move? There are probably some on the roof as we speak. They see you when you’re sleeping, they know when you’re awake.

After a week off, we’re back with some cool facts from the world of plants and gulls. Did you know that gulls know your every move? There are probably some on the roof as we speak. They see you when you’re sleeping, they know when you’re awake. You better not pout, you better not cry. Sea gulls are coming to town.

Erschienen: 27.11.2020
Dauer: 01:25:50

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Atomic Kitten – Spanish Moss, Thekla Resvoll, Mentorship and Gender"


Let it grow – Sorghum spikelets, great paper titles, honest signaling

It’s good news week! Not only was Trump kicked out of office, we also have major news regarding the Covid and AIDS pandemic. Of course we won’t forget our passion for plants over all that joy, so tag along for a deep dive into the biology of sorghum

It’s good news week! Not only was Trump kicked out of office, we also have major news regarding the Covid and AIDS pandemic. Of course we won’t forget our passion for plants over all that joy, so tag along for a deep dive into the biology of sorghum – plus some cool facts from last week’s science.

Erschienen: 13.11.2020
Dauer: 00:53:05

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Let it grow – Sorghum spikelets, great paper titles, honest signaling"


The one where Joram did his homework – rediscovering extinct plants, Luciana Leite and Luisa M. Diele-Viegas, Platypodes under UV light

Joram came so well prepared, it made Tegan angry. The two work through their disagreements though in another episode filled to the brim with tales from the (plant) science world.

Joram came so well prepared, it made Tegan angry. The two work through their disagreements though in another episode filled to the brim with tales from the (plant) science world.

Erschienen: 06.11.2020
Dauer: 01:22:58

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "The one where Joram did his homework – rediscovering extinct plants, Luciana Leite and Luisa M. Diele-Viegas, Platypodes under UV light"


Social Distancing Bats – Venus Fly Traps, Pandas, Chinas Carbon Capture

While Joram is running at 1% brain battery, Tegan makes up for the lack of a decent podcast partner by bringing a really cool paper: researchers found a 30 second timer within venus fly traps. Plus more sutff!

While Joram is running at 1% brain battery, Tegan makes up for the lack of a decent podcast partner by bringing a really cool paper: researchers found a 30 second timer within venus fly traps. Plus more sutff!

Erschienen: 30.10.2020
Dauer: 01:00:06

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Social Distancing Bats – Venus Fly Traps, Pandas, Chinas Carbon Capture"


Nature really wants to make crabs – Gympie gympie, Pamela Ronald, Pink Pineapple

In this episode, Joram gets really upset. Tegan offers her services as an apocalyptic seamstress. And somewhere, a palla's cat is looking regal.

In this episode, Joram gets really upset. Tegan offers her services as an apocalyptic seamstress. And somewhere, a palla's cat is looking regal.

Erschienen: 23.10.2020
Dauer: 01:07:56

Podcast-Webseite: Episode "Nature really wants to make crabs – Gympie gympie, Pamela Ronald, Pink Pineapple"


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