Podcast on The Vital Question

I have been working on two things in the past months. Soon, I will post an update here on a possibly interesting gene variant I found in L. crispatus, that might be involved in glycogen metabolism.

In the meanwhile, I am proud to present to you my first podcast! The topic is “The Vital Question”, a book by Nick Lane that provides answers to the most profound question in biology “why does life look the way it does”.  Game changing book according to the Guardian, and someone who agrees with that wholeheartedly is prof. Bas Teusink of the Free University of Amsterdam (also on Twitter). I sit down with Bas to talk about the beginning of the book where the author lays down “the problem” . That problem is that although life looks very diverse from the human eye, when you get down to the chemistry and the energetic systems we are all very similar.

I sincerely hope you enjoy it! Please let me know what you think either below or on Twitter.  I am not exactly sure where I am headed with this, whether it’s a one time thing, or a pilot to something bigger. Your feedback is much appreciated.

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