The latest science, engineering, medicine and business research news from Imperial College London, one of the world's top universities.
COVID-19 vaccine trials, neurodiversity in focus, and poet in residence
In this edition: A participant in Imperial’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, a professor who set up a neurodiversity network, and our new poet in residence.
Podcast: Vaccine production, safety on public transport, and emerging economies
In this edition: How to make a billion COVID-19 vaccines, why women feel unsafe on public transport, and how emerging economies fare under COVID-19.
Podcast: Britain’s brains, COVID-19 at the GP, and a green economic recovery
In this edition: Britain’s intelligence and mental health, COVID-19’s impact on primary care, and a sustainable economic recovery after the pandemic.
Podcast: COVID-19 vaccine development, patient data and isolation diaries
In this edition: We hear from researchers working on a COVID-19 vaccine and with patient samples, and how students are coping in isolation.
Podcast: Counting coronavirus, a baby food entrepreneur and designing for Mars
In this edition: We hear from people tracking the spread of COVID-19, making better baby food, and designing for a move to Mars.
Podcast: Coronavirus vaccine, global progress report and fighting racism
In this edition: Join the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, check in on the Sustainable Development Goals, and discover how to argue with a racist.
Podcast: Drug policy, Australian megafires and London fatbergs
In this edition: We discuss whether drug policy is working, why Australia is experiencing megafires, and what can be done about fatbergs.
Podcast: Baby brains, new Mars quests and preventing pandemics
In this edition: We discover treatments for baby brain injuries, see what’s new on Mars for 2020 and find out how to prevent pandemics.
Podcast: Painkiller prescriptions, climate wellbeing crisis and race science
In this edition: Investigating UK painkiller prescriptions, how the climate crisis affects mental health and the return of race science.
Podcast: Underground, overground, into the clouds
In this edition: We revisit summer expeditions into the caves of Slovenia, along the Silk Road and at Everest base camp.
Podcast: An unsung hero, digital mental health, and acting on patient feedback
In this edition: We explore Sir Ernst Chain’s role in penicillin, apps tackling mental health, and an algorithm making sense of patient feedback.
Podcast: Moon landing special
In this edition: We commemorate 50 years since the Moon landing by looking forward ahead to the future of space travel, medicine and exploration.
Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019
In this edition: We get ready for the Great Exhibition Road Festival by taking a talk quiz, building a mini Theremin, and hearing some scientific spoken-word poetry.
Climate champion, alcohol marketing and stroke rehabilitation
In this edition: Climate champion Jo Haigh retires, and we find out how often kids see alcohol marketing and how a game is helping stroke recovery.
Why students cheat, 3D printing and rainforest radio
In this edition: We find out why students cheat, how 3D printing has evolved and tune into the sounds of the rainforest.
In this edition: We mark Imperial Enterprise Month with women entrepreneurs and leaders, plus advice for making businesses playful.
Fake news, safe flights and waiting for Marsquakes
In this edition: How researchers are tracing fake news, what happens when flights stray into the wrong airspace and listening to the interior of Mars.
Smart tattoos, the future of the NHS and next-generation vaccines
In this edition: We meet researchers creating colour-changing tattoos, at the forefront of vaccines, and responding to the new NHS long term plan.
Shopping habits, chocolate fountain maths and genomic medicine
In this edition: How we shop now and in the future, the fluid dynamics of chocolate and how sequencing thousands of genomes is improving medicine.
In this edition: We commemorate armistice with a look at Imperial’s war involvement, legacy battlefield injuries, and the Spanish flu epidemic.
Sustainable plastic, academic mental health and science communication
In this edition: Two ways to make plastic more sustainable, Mental Health First Aiders, and the past and future of science communication.
Purging polio, medic mental health and surgical simulations
In this edition: Final efforts to eradicate polio, helping medical students beat depression and practicing surgery on sophisticated fake patients.
Cancer-causing virus, feeding the world and updating The Planets
In this edition: The latest research into a cancer-causing virus, a sustainable agriculture hero turns 80, and The Planets get a scientific update.
Summer science, sparrow songs and the sounds of space
In this edition: science on show at the Royal Society, centuries-long traditions in birdsong, and DJing with the sounds of space.
Retiring legends in music and glass, and misdiagnosing diabetes
In this edition: Looking back on the careers of Imperial’s music director and scientific glassblower, and learning how diabetes can be misdiagnosed.
Feast on the Festival and find out why Eurovision makes countries happy
In this edition: Sampling the delights of the 2018 Imperial Festival and discovering the happiness-boosting powers of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The science of drumming, Imperial inventions and a lost asteroid crater
In this edition: Keeping beat with the science of drumming, exploring Imperial inventions through the ages, and playing ‘hot or cold’ with asteroids.
The 106-year-old doctor, parent scientists and hearing aid games
In this edition: An immunologist who worked with Alexander Fleming reaches 106, mums put their breast milk to the test and hearing aids get gamified.
The health effects of being poor and cheap solar power
In this edition: How being poor affects health in cities across the world, and how collaborating with Cameroon could help advance cheap solar power.
Making maths connections, spotting fakes and working with your hands
Reporting on climate change, underfloor robots and the latest Fringe
Imperial College Podcast - November 2017