Short description: Our special bonus episode on equality & diversity in science. Guests: Sabrina Fleurimé (BBSTEM), Prof. Iruka Okeke, Prof. Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-de la Paz and Prof. Collet Dandara. Soundbite: Dr. Yolanda Ohene Episode description: This is a special bonus episode on equity & diversity. In it we interview some amazing guests that talk about their personal experience and where as an industry things need to change. Covered in the topics is, representation matters, ensuring equity from the beginning, in academic research practices and the role institutions play in addressing diversity and inclusion. This episode is in two parts.
Representation in science: https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(20)30740-6.pdf
The culture of research and how it needs to change: https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhukarpai/2019/11/10/global-health-research-needs-more-than-a-makeover/#71523e2a7e34
Covid-19 and overlooked research from the global South: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/21/africa-coronavirus-successes-innovation-europe-us
Diversity and Inclusion podcast: https://www.mildon.co.uk/podcast
Soundbite: Dr. Yolanda Ohene is a researcher at UCL specialising in developing novel MRI techniques. She is the co-founder of the Minorities in STEM network, and project head for two Minority in STEM symposia: Expanding Diversity and Level Up Your Academic Toolbox, to support, connect and showcase ethnic minorities in STEM fields. @MinoritySTEM @y_ohene
Interview 1: Sabrina Fleurimé from BBSTEM; Representation matters.
BBSTEM is a non profit organisation campaigning for balance and representation of Black individuals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. I am the Corporate Partnership Coordinator collaborating with various institutions to bring exciting opportunities to the talented individuals of our network. I am also a full time scientist working on Drug Development at a biotech in Cambridge. Twitter: @BB_STEM
Interview 2: Prof. Iruka Okeke; Equity in academic research
Iruka N Okeke is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Fellow of the Nigerian and African Academies of Science. Her research group investigates the mechanisms bacteria use to colonize humans, cause disease and gain drug resistance. She also studies laboratory practice in Africa. Follow Iruka: @iruka_okeke
Interview 3: Prof. Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-de la Paz; Equity in academic research
Prof. Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-de la Paz is Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Executive Director of the National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines, Manila. She serves as the Director of the Health Program of the Philippine Genome Center.
Interview 4: Prof. Collet Dandara; Ensuring equity from the beginning
Professor Collet Dandara is a Professor of Human Genetics, Principal Investigator of the Pharmacogenomics and Drug Metabolism Research Group at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Twitter: @col_codza
01:05 - Sabrina Fleurime, BBSTEM
11:37 - Prof. Iruka Okeke
41:21 - Prof. Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-de la Paz
01:04:43 - Prof. Collet Dandara
Editing by Mariana Vaz, https://www.marianacpvaz.com/
Research: Alice Matimba, Isabela Malta, Christine Boinett and Emmanuela Oppong
Producers: Alice Matimba (Senior Producer), Isabela Malta (Producer), Christine Boinett (Creator and Executive producer) and Emmanuela Oppong (Producer).
Host: Isabela Malta (Part 1), Christine Boinett (Part 2), Alice Matimba (Part 3 & 4)
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