Alumnotyet

Alumnotyet Podcast

Two Australian PhD students attempt to feel productive on Friday afternoons. Join us as we discuss our lives, our science and our universe(ity).

Lab Meeting 25: Without Feeling Guilty
Marco Giardina (star of episode 8) returns to the show after completing his PhD. Tune into here his reflections and thoughts on the process. There's also a classic Italian whinge about pasta at the end.Follow us on twitter @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson...

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Lab Meeting 24: Sydney Science Festival Preview
An and Ellery take a very loose, very casual look at the Sydney Science Festival 2018 in anticipation of National Science Week.Get out there and enjoy #ssf18 !!!Contact us at @alumnotyet or get a hold of Ellery @pelagicjohnson...

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Lab Meeting 23: Coral Near Oxford
We finally cornered the elusive Caitlin Lawson! The previous winner of the UTS 3 Minute Thesis and C3 marine biologist joins us for a little chat.She's rounding the corner of the last 6 months of her thesis but takes time out of her busy schedule to talk corals, PhD failure, resillience and volatile gases.You can follow more of Caitlin's work on twitter @CaitlinAlinya or us @alumnotyet or Ellery @pelagicjohnson.Reach out to us and let us know your listening!...

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Lab Meeting 22: Fingermarks and Fingerprints
This week Dr. Scott Chadwick reflects with us on his PhD and his career paths. Full of pop culture references and plenty of "extra"-ness this is a fantastic chat with someone who has successfully been through the journey of a PhD without losing his head (or getting it bitten off).To follow more of Scott's work he is on twitter @scottchadwick87 or follow us on twitter @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson or check us out on Facebook....

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Lab Meeting 21: Its a Strong Brain!!!
We bundled Kate Samardzic into the studio and she spilled the beans on the potential toxicity of pre-workout supplements, giving your first lecture, her Triple J debut, Fame Lab Australia, communicating your results and the importance of your mental health during study. We also get to the bottom of why we work in medical or environmental science.Follow more of her work on twitter @kate_samardzic or follow us @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson to never miss another podcast. Please subscribe, rate and review to l...

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Lab Meeting 20: A Short Lunch
Join us for some stunning hay-fever themed preamble with Trent Haydon. We discuss stress compounds in corals, short lunch vs. long lunch, soft skills from the real world and forgetting to take the bins out.Follow along for the next 20 episodes @alumnotyet and individually @PelagicJohnson. Subscribe and please rate and review!...

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Lab Meeting 19: Groundhog Day and Proteomes
Proteomics dude Joel Steel comes down the stair case to talk about his work in neuro-degenerative diseases, avoid the debate about genomics vs proteomics and leave Ellery behind intellectually super early in the pod. What is an amino acid? What is a microcystis? What the hell are all these acronyms? Get your wiki on...Follow more of Joel's work @JoelisSteele on Twitter or follow us @Alumnotyet or hassle Ellery individually @PelagicJohnson. Subscribe and rate us on iTunes or like us on Facebook to get our r...

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Lab Meeting 18: Ugly Ducklings of the Coral World
Sam Goyen drops in to talk about the ugly ducklings of the coral world, high latitude corals, surviving on the fringes of the coral world. She also shares her thoughts with us on the changing ocean, a life long fascination with sea turtles and the positives out there on the horizon for oceanic conservation. To follow more of Sam's work she's on twitter @SamanthaGoyen or follow us, reach out, give feedback or just have a chat with us @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnnson...

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Lab Meeting 17: I Love Discovery
Very almost Dr. Paloma Matis, fish ecology, tells us all about fish migration in Australia, the GBR, her love of the ocean, what a PhD really is, some ripper tips for doing a PhD and a little bit of space nerd talk!You can follow Paloma's work on twitter @paloma_matis or us @alumnotyet or Ellery @pelagicjohnson. Alternatively look for us at "Alumnotyet" on Facebook....

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Lab Meeting 16: Up in the Canopy
Tonantzin Terrazas comes into the ALUMNOTYET studio talking plant ecohydrology, water use efficiency, the Mexican desert vs. central Australia and the joys of field work and 4WDing (and throwing up underwater).You can follow more of Tonantzin's work on Twitter @TonantzinTarin or contact us directly on Twitter @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson or like us on Facebook at "Alumnotyet"....

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Lab Meeting 15: Treat Your PhD Like A Mogwai
Plant ecologist Kirsty Milner joins us to talk about Mogwai management, her work on heat shock in plants, proteomics, problems transporting dangerous goods and "the rough streets of the inner west"....

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Lab Meeting 14: Marmalade in the Jungle
An leads with a totally unloaded question about therapy animals for the purpose of talking about Paddington Bear. We also have a crack at Australian Politics with the "Cabinet Files" and "Ferry McFerryface" incidents (apologies to Ian Kiernan). China clones a monkey and it sets us off down a little sci-fi hole, and yes, Ellery knows the difference between Michael bay and Christopher Nolan, sometimes he just chooses to ignore it....

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Lab Meeting 13: A Very "Risque" Episode
"Far out we're back!" -An TranA supervisor departed and a new year started. An and Ellery get back to procrastinating and PhDing....

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Lab Meeting 12: A Guest With A Doctorate
An and Ellery get long time listener and #1 Alumnotyet fan Dr. Bojan Tamburic into the "Studio". We discuss his journey to the hallowed halls of UTS, what keeps him going in science, frustrations in scientific careers, confuse parasols with aerosols, call Ellery out for being intimidated by Bojan and beach volleyball.IF you want to reach out to us find us at @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson on twitter or "Alumnotyet" on Facebook...

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Lab Meeting 11: Christmas Actually
An is replaced in the first half of this episode by a smaller female version of Will Ferrell's "Elf" before an airing of grievances in which Ellery melts down about office hallway interactions and etiquette and we both discover our love of supermarket wandering. If you have a solution to Ellery's hallway interaction nervousness send it in to our facebook page "Alumnotyet" or hit us up on twitter @Alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson. Also, If you want us to talk about actual science you should probably give us a t...

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Lab Meeting 10: Sorry Little Plant, Can I Take A Photo of You?
AI nightmares, sentient singing plants, acoustic aquaculture, make your own shampoo and why the sea smells. We cover a heap of ground in our DOUBLE DIGITS EPISODE with our FIRST honours student Michelle Havlikova! Come on yet another meandering conversational journey with somewhat poor sound quality. Check us out on Facebook (ALUMNOTYET) or reach out to us on @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson on twitter to hassle our grapes....

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Lab Meeting 09: Did you put cream in your carbonara ?
An and Ellery are joined by a special international guest this week, Marco Giardinia. We delve into the wonderful world of Harry Potter and hope our patronus will come save the day. We also learn some very important cooking tips and rules regarding Italian food etiquette. Finally, Marco imparts some wise wisdom upon us and a revelation gained after 7 straight shots of tequila. Hit us up with feedback or questions @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson or check out our Facebook page "Alumnotyet"....

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Lab Meeting 08: Our M8 Peter Wood
An and Ellery get a good mate into the Lab in the form of Peter Wood. He gives us his hot tips for doing a PhD, talks industry linkages and why he is Gollum. An tells us about her "super magic crystal coral reef" (shout outs to AJ) and Ellery learns the further capabilities of his GoPro and that "pluggers" isn't a colloquial phrase for thongs.Further more, Shaggy and Craig David are terrible live, confirmed.Hit us up with feedback or questions @alumnotyet or @pelagicjohnson or check out our Facebook page "...

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Lab Meeting 07: Painting, Pinatas and Party Dress
Welcome back to the lab where An wants to be a Redwood and Ellery wants to be an awfully specific lettuce.We find out all about An's creative side away from science, Ellery stumbles on the nomenclature of the UTS "quad" and we discuss the importance of attending your graduation.Contact us through Facebook or Twitter @alumnotyet to let us know your thoughts on any of these insanely pertinent issues....

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Lab Meeting 06: Twin Evils, Plastic and Writers Block
An and Ellery head back into the "lab" to put our own plastic consumption under the microscope. We also talk writers block, fancy clothes, theme music to our favourite films and get a polite interruption . Basically we both froth on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack and Ellery sings poorly. Cheers Howard Shore. Tweet in @pelagicjohnson to let us know your favourite film scores.We remain perplexed on how to record properly, if you have any hot tips let us know!!!...

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Lab Meeting 05: Eat (crap), Pray (often), Love (science) with Guest #1 Saan Ketelaar-Jones
Welcome back to the Lab, where Ellery and An are joined by their FIRST GUEST!!! Saan Ketelaar-Jones from UTAS (Tasmania) joins us to talk about the ASL (now AFSS) conference Ellery and Saan attended last week. Saan explains her Phd projects and we talk the hobart housing crisis, job security in science and eating cheezels for dinner....

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Lab Meeting 04: RUOK Madam President?
An and Ellery discuss swirly algal gear, their mutual dislike and distrust of dolphins and Ellery's lowest moment at UTS. As usual we promise to get better :)...

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Lab Meeting 03: A Snuffalufagus of Tapirs
An and Ellery stumble through explaining how the PBR setup works in An's lab, we have a cuppa tea to adjust to constant failure and explore the obsolete nature of 23A batteries. Things get waffle-y at the end. We apologise, we're new to this....

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Lab Meeting 02: The Eternal Happiness of Stingrays
An and Ellery get stuck in a less than ideal room for a podcasts with its thin walls. NONETHELESS!!!They get stuck into excel and other graph making software, talk about An's journey into science, baby stingrays, SCUBA, Magpie swooping and getting published....

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Lab Meeting 01: Concerning PhD Students
An and Ellery sit down on a Friday and undertake their first venture into podcasting. Who are they? What do they do? Is anybody listening to them?Tweet @pelagicjohnson to reach out and correct us on our faults....

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