Episode 9

Published on:

28th Sep 2020

Biology in space with NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins

Its not everyday you get to chat to an Astronaut - especially one who is about to head up on a six-month mission to the ISS.

Kate Rubins is a molecular biologist who was selected by NASA back in 2009 - then during her first mission to the space station she became the first person to sequence DNA in space. I managed to interrupt her busy training schedule – she is due to launch for NASA expedition 64 in a few weeks – to talk space microbiomes, growing cells in microgravity and, well, lots of other fan-boy space questions!

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Laboratory News
Linking expert thinkers with laboratories to keep you lab savvy
Listen in to stay up to date with all things 'laboratory'. In a rapidly evolving world, Laboratory News podcasts offer laboratory managers, technicians and researchers an entertaining catch up on some of the most interesting science and technology stories. From innovative solutions for core business problems to interviews introducing novel science and disruptive technologies. Helping you drive your laboratory into the future by keeping you lab savvy.


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Sarah Lawton

Having taken over as editor of Laboratory News magazine from the much missed Phil Prime in April 2020, Sarah also took over the accompanying podcast in February 2021.