Exchanges at the Frontier 2010
'Exchanges at the Frontier' returned to Wellcome
Collection in the autumn of 2010 with a second series in
partnership with the BBC World Service, hosting some of the biggest
names in world science. A C Grayling, Professor of Philosophy at
Birkbeck, University of London, tested them on the social impact of
their discoveries and explored the frontiers of scientific
Exchanges at the Frontier on the BBC World Service website.
and listen to broadcasts from 2009's 'Exchanges at the Frontier'
Follow the links below to see interviews with each speaker about
their work and most exciting current projects.
Watch the video of Kevin Marsh, an expert in child malaria and Director of the KEMRI–Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. He has worked at the forefront of world malaria epidemiology for over 20 years.
Watch the video of Cynthia Kenyon, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco, and Director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging. Her research on a tiny worm has shown that its lifespan can be extended up to six times through genetic manipulation.
Watch the video of Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University, New York, renowned for his discoveries in the field of superstring theory, and the author of bestselling books including 'The Elegant Universe'.
Gwen Adshead is a consultant forensic psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital, a high-security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire. Here she oversees some of society's most problematic personalities, attempting to understand psychotic behaviour and find ways of treating it. Unfortunately we were unable to interview Gwen Adshead.
Watch the video of Morten Kringelbach, Professor of Neuroscience at Aarhus University in Denmark and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. His specialism is the neuroscience of pleasure. He is leading research into the fundamental neural mechanisms underlying human sensory and social pleasures in order to develop new ways to treat affective disorders.