Natural Prodcast is a podcast from the Joint Genome Institute about natural products and the science and scientists of secondary metabolism. Please check out the trailer for Natural Prodcast, available soon on most podcast listing services, and right now on http://naturalprodcast.com
Dan: Hi, I’m Dan Udwary. I’m a chemist, and I do research to try to understand natural products, and how living organisms do the amazing chemistry that makes life diverse and unique. I’ve been a professor, I’ve worked in the biotech industry, and now I work at the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. I love my work, I love this field, and I’ve met a ton of super cool scientists along the way. Now, I want to tell you about them. So, join me and my co-host, Alison Takemura.
Alison: Hey Dan!
Dan: She’s my colleague at JGI, and she’s going to learn about natural products, maybe along with you! We’ll chat about the science…
Alison (from clip): Tell me, why should I even care about secondary metabolites?
Dan (from clip): There are more bacteria, usually, in our mouths, and certainly in our guts, than there are people on the planet. We’re definitely outnumbered.
Dan: And we’ll talk to some of the most AMAZING scientists I know, about what they do.
Dan (from clip): You’re getting on a boat?
Brad Moore (from clip): We’re getting on a boat. And we’re going to play with robots.
Nancy Keller (from clip): I love fungi! OK? This doesn’t even have anything to do with natural products, necessarily.
Ben Shen (from clip): These molecules are so toxic. And so people have been thinking about how to deliver these molecules to a specific disease cell.
Dan: So, check it out. Natural Prodcast. Coming soon, on Apple, Google, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.
Brad Moore (from clip): You’re doing a pRodcast!