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Offspring Magazine

44 EpisodesProduced by Max Planck PhDnetWebsite

This podcast series is brought to you by the Science Communication and Magazine team of the Max Planck PhD network. We want to make the process of getting a doctorate more transparent and raise awareness about possible career opportunities for doctoral researchers inside and outside of science. We d… read more

44 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

#2-23 - Careers in Academia - Funding opportunities for a PostDoc

September 15th, 2021

31:42

In this episode, Niko and Srinath talk about staying in science after the PhD, focusing specifically on the funding for PostDocs, the short- as well as the long-term options.

They go into more detail about some of the …

#2-22 - What’s in a Name? ft. Jonatan Malis, Shengnan Zhao, and Vasanth Murugesan

September 8th, 2021

39:40

In this episode, Allison talks to MPG PhDs, Jonatan Malis, Shengnan Zhao, and Vasanth Murugesan, who share some of their experiences of doing science …

#2-21 - SpiroChem and Spirocyclic Molecules ft. Dr. Thomas Fessard

September 2nd, 2021

1:03:39

In this episode, Bea talks to Dr. Thomas Fessard, founder and CEO of SpiroChem, a Swiss fine chemicals company that specialises in the design, synthesis, production, and commercialisation of novel building blocks for …

#2-20 - LIVE EPISODE - Origins of Offspring Podcast and some personal stories

August 27th, 2021

53:44

This is a recording of the live episode we did on Twitter Spaces on 25-08-2021. We hope you enjoyed it. You can follow us on:
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#2-19 - Standing up to Discrimination in Academia ft. Dr. Cristian D. Magnus

August 18th, 2021

40:04

In this episode, Allison is talking to Dr. Cristian D. Magnus, a queer coach, trainer, and social researcher, who coaches individuals and helps institutions create more inclusive environments.

They talk about gender …

#2-18 - What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? ft. Dr. Pooja Sagvekar

August 11th, 2021

41:27

In this episode, Srinath talks to Dr. Pooja Sagvekar, a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lungs Research, who wrote …

#2-17 - Balancing Science and Self ft. Dr. Nadine Gogolla

August 4th, 2021

30:33

In this episode, Sandra and Alli are joined by Dr. Nadine Gogolla, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology. 
They talk about family …

#2-16 - Microalgae and Bioplastics ft. Dr. Jean-Francois Sassi - Part 2

July 21st, 2021

35:31

In this episode, Niko and Beatrice continue their conversation to Dr. Jean-Francois Sassi, international expert and R&D manager at the Algae …

#2-15 - What are Microalgae? ft. Dr. Jean-Francois Sassi - Part 1

July 14th, 2021

36:17

In this episode, Bea and Niko talk to Dr. Jean-Francois Sassi, international expert and R&D manager at the Algae Processes and Technologies at …

#2-14 - Being Inclusive in Academia ft. Dr. Sofia Forslund

July 7th, 2021

30:50

In this episode, Allison and Sandra continue their conversation with Dr. Sofia Forslund, group leader at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular …

#2-13 - Gender Identity in Academia ft. Dr. Sofia Forslund

June 30th, 2021

32:01

In this episode, Allison and Sandra talk to Dr. Sofia Forslund, group leader at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine.

Sofia talks about her …

#2-12 - The Life and Career of an Engineer ft. Prof. Johann-Dietrich Wörner

June 23rd, 2021

57:14

In this episode, Srinath and Leonie talk to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann-Dietrich “Jan” Wörner, President of the German National Academy for Science and Engineering (Acatech), and former Director General of the European Space …

#2-11 - Research in Ageing ft. Dr. Joris Deelen - Part 2

June 16th, 2021

49:20

In this episode, Beatrice and NIko continue their conversation with Dr. Joris Deelen, group leader at the MPI for Biology of Ageing. This week, we …

#2-10 - Research in Ageing ft. Dr. Joris Deelen - Part 1

June 9th, 2021

1:00:06

In this episode, Beatrice and Niko talk to Dr. Joris Deelen, group leader at the MPI for Biology of Ageing.  Joris talks about the role of genes, …

#2-09 - From Academia to Podcasting ft. Nature Multimedia Editor Dr. Benjamin Thompson

June 2nd, 2021

39:05

In this episode, Adrian and Srinath talk to Dr. Benjamin Thompson about science jobs outside of academia, specifically, scientific journalism.  Ben …

#2-08 - Communicating (in) Science: Reaching the Public ft. Dr. Christina Beck

May 26th, 2021

26:24

In this episode, Niko and Srinath continue their conversation with Dr. Christina Beck, now talking about communicating science to the outside world. They emphasise the necessity of clear and transparent communication …

#2-07 - Communicating (in) Science: Reaching the Scientists ft. Dr. Christina Beck

May 19th, 2021

28:15

In this episode, Niko and Srinath sit down with Dr. Christina Beck, Head of Communication in the Administrative Headquarters of MPS, and discuss a topic that is of special interest for Max Planck students and staff, …

#2-06 - Implicit Biases and Impostor Syndrome in Science ft. Prof. Dr. Marla Feller

May 12th, 2021

34:56

In this episode, Allison and Sandra continue their conversation with Prof. Dr. Marla Feller about being a woman and a mother in science. We talk …

#2-05 - Supporting Women and Parents in Science ft. Prof. Dr. Marla Feller

May 5th, 2021

28:02

In this episode, Allison and Sandra sit down to talk to Prof. Dr. Marla Feller about being a woman and a mother in science. We discuss the lack of childcare at universities and the advantages of being a scientist-parent …

#2-04 - More about DORA ft. Prof. Stephen Curry - Part 2

April 28th, 2021

36:20

In this Episode, Srinath and Niko have a discussion with Prof. Stephen Curry the Chair of DORA, a Declaration on Research Assessment.  We discuss his career, his current position, his interest in DORA, and about how …

#2-03 - A Discussion on DORA (Declaration on Research Assessment) ft. Prof. Stephen Curry - Part 1

April 21st, 2021

34:59

In this Episode, Srinath and Niko have a discussion with Prof. Stephen Curry the Chair of DORA, a Declaration on Research Assessment.  We discuss his career, his current position, his interest in DORA, and about how …

#2-02 - Introduction to Season 2 ft. all the hosts

March 30th, 2021

12:54

We have all the hosts for the Podcast on this episode.  We discuss which topics we plan to cover over the coming weeks and months.  

We hope you enjoy it. 

If you have any comments, suggestion or questions, please feel …

#2-01 - An Interview with the European Research Council (ERC) on Writing and Evaluation of ERC Grants ft. Dr. Ino Agrafioti

March 17th, 2021

1:06:53

In this Episode, Srinath and Niko have a discussion with Dr.Ino Agrafioti about the European Research Council, about the organization of it, about what types of Grants are offered, about what information is expected in …

BONUS EPISODE - Season 1 Wrap-Up and Looking Forward to Season 2

November 30th, 2020

28:05

The first episode with all 5 hosts of Offspring Magazine The Podcast. 

If you have any comments, suggestion or questions, please feel free to reach …

#1-20 - A Discussion with the Vice Presidents of the Max Planck Society ft. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger - Human Sciences Section

November 23rd, 2020

1:19:27

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Ulman Lindenberger, one of the newly appointed Vice Presidents of the Max Planck Society representing the Human Sciences Section.  We discuss …

#1-19 - A Discussion with the Vice Presidents of the Max Planck Society ft. Dr. Asifa Akhtar - Biology and Medicine Section

November 16th, 2020

1:18:30

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath, Niko and Alli talk to Dr. Asifa Akhtar, one of the newly appointed Vice Presidents of the Max …

#1-18 - A Discussion with the Vice Presidents of the Max Planck Society ft. Dr. Klaus Blaum - Chemistry, Physics, and Technology Section

November 9th, 2020

1:03:30

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Klaus Blaum, one of the newly appointed Vice Presidents of the Max Planck …

#1-17 - Who Are We? - Working Groups of the Max Planck PhDnet ft. General Meeting, Secretary, Offspring Magazine, and Open Science Groups

November 2nd, 2020

44:23

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, we feature Irene Domenici from the General Meeting working group, Andrea Seiwert from the Secretary Group …

#1-16 - Who Are We? - Working Groups of the Max Planck PhDnet ft. Web, Survey, Visions in Science/Career Steps, and Equal Opportunities Groups

October 26th, 2020

43:05

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Alli talk to Merle Ücker, Andrea Bours, Linda Olsthoon, Felipe Nathan De Oliveira, Barbara …

#1-15 - Who Are We? - The Steering Group of the Max Planck PhDnet ft. Nikki van Teijlingen Bakker, Simon Hofmann and Sarah Young - Part 2

October 19th, 2020

52:23

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Adrian talk to Nikki van Teijlingen Bakker, Simon Hofmann and Sarah Young from the Steering …

#1-14 - Who Are We? - The Steering Group of the Max Planck PhDnet ft. Lindsey Bultema, Cornelia Van Scherpenberg and Julia Van Beesel - Part 1

October 12th, 2020

1:10:45

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Lindsey Bultema, Cornelia Van Scherpenberg and Julia Van Beesel from the Steering …

#1-13 - Mental Health Awareness Week with the Mental Health Collective ft. Barbara Šafarić and JD Rolfes

October 5th, 2020

1:07:59

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk with Barbara Šafarić and Julian D. Rolfes (JD) from Mental Health Collective of the …

#1-12 - Highlighting a Career at the Interface of Science and Politics ft. Dr. Jorg Körner

September 28th, 2020

1:01:00

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko interview Dr. Jorg Körner from Acatech, the German Academy of Science and Engineering which gives advice to the federal and state governments on future …

#1-11 - Highlighting a Career in Academia and Founding a BioTech Company ft. Dr. Anthony Hyman

September 21st, 2020

1:09:53

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Allison does an interview with Dr.  Anthony Hyman, from the MPI for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in …

#1-10 - Highlighting a Career in Scientific Venture Capitalism ft. Dr. Sri Teja Mullapudi

September 14th, 2020

54:44

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Sri Teja Mullapudi, a Technology and Venture development Analyst at Toronto …

#1-09 - Summer of Open Science - Meta Research and Research Integrity ft. Dr. Noémie Aubert Bonn

September 7th, 2020

1:08:23

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr.Noémie Aubert Bonn a Doctoral Researcher who Researches Research.  We discuss about Meta research, Research Integrity and ways to change the current …

#1-08 - Summer of Open Science - Scientific Misconduct ft. Dr. Elisabeth Bik - Part 2

August 31st, 2020

48:20

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Elisabeth Bik, a scientific consultant/detective, who is uncovering …

#1-07 - Summer of Open Science - Scientific Misconduct ft. Dr. Elisabeth Bik - Part 1

August 24th, 2020

47:51

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Elisabeth Bik, a scientific consultant/detective, who is uncovering …

#1-06 - Summer of Open Science - Research Assessment and PostDocs ft. Dr. Paula Stephan - Part 2

August 17th, 2020

40:40

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Paula Stephan, a professor of economics at the Georgia State university. Her …

#1-05 - Summer of Open Science - Career Outcomes ft. Dr. Paula Stephan - Part 1

August 10th, 2020

41:23

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Paula Stephan, a professor of economics at the Georgia State university. Her …

#1-04 - Summer of Open Science - A Discussion on Open Access ft. Dr. Peter Suber - Part 2

August 3rd, 2020

37:49

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Peter Suber, the director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication. …

#1-03 - Summer of Open Science - A Discussion on Open Access ft. Dr. Peter Suber - Part 1

July 27th, 2020

32:07

In this episode of the Offspring Podcast, Srinath and Niko talk to Dr. Peter Suber, the director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication. …

#1-02 - Life of a Doctoral Researcher Interview ft. Mohamed El Brolosy and Giulia Boezio - Part 2

July 20th, 2020

36:23

In this episode, Srinath continues his conversation with Mohamed El Brolosy and Giulia Boezio from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung …

#1-01 - Life of a Doctoral Researcher Interview ft. Mohamed El Brolosy and Giulia Boezio - Part 1

July 13th, 2020

37:15

In this episode, Srinath Ramkumar interviews Mohamed El Brolosy and Giulia Boezio from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung research. They …

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