CSP: Turning DNA into Music w/ Andrea Desiderato

CSP – Turning DNA into music w/ Andrea Desiderato

00:00 – Intro and welcome

02:45 – Andrea’s background

08:22 – What are amphipods

13:45 – Why are amphipods so important

19:55 – Bioinvasion

28:00 – Exrtraterrestrial bioinvasion

34:00 – How to identify amphipod species

44:35 – Microscopes and lasers

51:35 – Turning DNA to music

1:02:00 – Ending and outro

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Today, Mitch and Tom are so excited to welcome to the show Andrea Desiderato!!!! An Italian born marine biologist who is here to explain what he does and why he does it! This is an episode you don’t want to miss that escalates from the normal conversation around Andrea’s background to lasers, gold plated amphipods, and turning DNA into music. Andrea specialises in studying amphipods, but what even are they? Why is that work important? And how do you tell the 10,000+ species apart? That’s where the gold and lasers come in 😉 Andrea teaches the boys about biofouling and how it has dramatically impacted the world we live in before ending the show talking about “DNA della Musica” (the music of DNA). The brainchild of Andrea that is seeing him collaborate with scientists over the world to turn DNA into music. So how do they do that and what are they hoping to achieve by doing so? Check out our web page or socials for more links and information! Music: MOKKA Music on YouTube

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