The DanStem Podcast Channel

The DanStem podcast channel aims at providing a voice to the talented people who are behind the microscopes, the equipment or computers; we encourage them to share their passions, hobbies and unique career paths. In each episode, we will bring forward interesting, insightful and inspiring stories, where our guests share their personal experiences and give career-related advice.

We hope you will enjoy listening!

Uri Manor

In this Episode we are having a conversation with Uri Manor, who is the director of the biophotonics core facility at SALK in San Diego.

Uri Manor’s primary focus is the integration and application of optical and charged particle detection technologies to study problems of critical biological significance. His current research focuses on developing deep learning-based computational approaches to increase the resolution, sensitivity and speed of the next generation of microscopes, as well as designing nanoprobes for high spatiotemporal resolution imaging of subcellular dynamics. 

Anne Grapin-Botton 

Anne Grapin-Botton has a background in developmental biology and initially studied nervous system and endoderm development. Her laboratory is currently focusing on pancreas development with the overall goals of understanding how pancreatic cells differentiate during embryogenesis, and determining what limits the pancreatic cells’ regeneration in adults

Tülin Tatar and Andrea Asenjo Martinez

A conversation with Tülin Tatar and Andrea Asenjo Martinez from the Danish Society for Women in Science (Danwise) to get to know more about their work that focuses on bridging the gender gap in science. (

James Briscoe

James Briscoe is a Group leader at the Francis Crick Institute in London, where he and his lab work on the development of the spinal chord using both molecular biology and mathematical modeling approaches. In this Podcast we talk about his science as well as the future directions he would like to take as the editor-in-chief of the journal "Development". We hope you enjoy listening!

Anne Ferguson-Smith

'Let your science guide you' - An inspiring interview with Anne Ferguson-Smith, a mammalian developmental geneticist. Professor Ferguson-Smith is the Head of the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.

Professor Ferguson-Smith is an authority on genomic imprinting and the epigenetic control of genome function in health and disease, and is recognised for her work on parental-origin effects and epigenetic mechanisms. Her work has uncovered epigenetically regulated processes in development and over the life course, and identified key in vivo mechanisms involved in the maintenance of epigenetic states. She also explores communication between the environment and the genome with implications for health, disease and inheritance.

Magali Michaut

An interview with DanStem Bioinformatics Specialist and a Singer-Songwriter Magali Michaut. We talk about her career path as well as her passion for music. Our podcast ends with a live performance of her song "Choices are mine". You can find out more about Magali here: