Episode 15 - How to brew stem cells - with Shibani Ratnayake


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 particular on automatisation of stem cells growing techniques.

...and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about the "immortal" cells of Henrietta Lacks!

Links from this episode:
AUTOSTEM (Horizon 2020 project): www.autostem2020.eu
Book about Henrietta Lacks' story: www.goodreads.com/book/show/649320…-henrietta-lacks

Music by Havelocke


Listen to our episode #15 here!