Clare Hall President and Fellow speak on Naked Scientists podcast

Professor Alan Short, President of Clare Hall, and Dr Madeline Lancaster, a newly-elected Official Fellow of the College, spoke on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire over the weekend. Recordings of both conversations appear in a Naked Scientists podcast, just published. Professor Short spoke about ventilating hospitals, while Dr Lancaster shared why humans have bigger brains than other apes.

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Professor Short has been working with the BP Professor and the Head of the University of Cambridge Vet School on 'Making Emergency Hospitals Safer' throughout the pandemic, investigating airborne infection risks in adapting marriage halls in India, applicable to all emergency adaptations. Discover more on his career via this webpage.

Dr Lancaster is an American developmental biologist studying neurological development and diseases of the brain. She is a group leader at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, having conducted her postdoctoral work in the lab of Jürgen Knoblich at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria. Learn more about Dr Lancaster’s work via our recent news story.

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