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The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is Scotland's National Academy and contributes to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland through the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

Join RSE to discover something new! Listen to Quiz-a-Whiz to hear about experts’ scientific research or watch interviews from some of the most talented female leaders, thinkers and practitioners as part of RSE's 2019 exhibition, Women in Science in Scotland.

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak on precision medicine | Zone 3: scientists at work

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak is Regius Professor of Medicine (the first woman to hold the position) and Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow.


Professor Dame Anne Glover on science & policy | Zone 3: scientists at work

Professor Dame Anne Glover is a Scottish biologist, academic, and current President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Watch as she explains what science means to her and why she is so passionate towards the field.


Dr Anuschka Miller on protected marine areas | Zone 3: scientists at work

Dr Anuschka Miller works with the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation.

Watch as she explains these relatively new tools that help to improve marine conservation in Scotland and the research that goes on to make them work effectively.

Professor David Price on brain organoids | Zone 3: scientists at work

Prof David Price is Professor of Developmental Neurobiology at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences. Watch as he explains what brain organoids are, why scientists would want to make them, and their uses in science.

Deborah O’Neil on antibiotics | Zone 3: scientists at work

Professor Deborah O'Neil is a biotechnologist with over two decades of experience in the field of anti-infectives research & drug development. She is the current Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Officer at NovaBiotics.

Professor Eva Hevia on synthetic chemistry | Zone 3: scientists at work

Eva Hevia is a Professor of Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the University of Bern.

Lewis Hou on the science of music | Zone 3: scientists at work

Lewis Hou is an interdisciplinary education and cultural participation specialist, the founder of the Science Ceilidh, and the recipient of the RSE Innovators Prize for Public Engagement 2018.

Professor Ian Jackson on genomes | Zone 3: scientists at work

Professor Ian Jackson is the Head of Medical and Developmental Genetics at the MRC Human Genetics Unit at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Niamh Nic Daéid on forensic science | Zone 3: scientists at work

Professor Niamh Nic Daéid is an Irish forensic scientist, the Professor of Forensic Science and Director of Research at the University of Dundee.

Professor Becky Lunn on bioengineering | Zone 3: scientists at work

Professor Becky Lunn is the Head of the Centre for Ground Engineering and Energy Geosciences at the University of Strathclyde.

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall on microbiology | Zone 3: scientists at work

Nicola Stanley-Wall is a Professor of Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee who works on the molecular mechanism of biofilm formation. Watch as she explains her work around Bascillus subtilis.

Prof Dame Anne Glover on why she became a scientist | Zone 3: scientists at work

Professor Dame Anne Glover is a Scottish biologist and academic; she was Professor of molecular biology and cell biology at the University of Aberdeen before being named Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe.

She served as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission from 2012 to 2014, and in 2018 she joined the Principal's senior advisory team at the University of Strathclyde.


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Tea and Talk podcast

The RSE launched their Tea & Talk series as a podcast to provide access to experts talking on a wide range of subjects and provide the opportunity for listeners to learn something new, expand their horizons and hear from national and world experts in their respective disciplines.

Royal Society of Edinburgh has lots of additional activities and resources available on its website, including details of its new RSE School Talk programme, available for schools and colleges throughout Scotland!

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