Science Philosophy in a Flash - Making Scientific Strides in the Produce Aisle

Andrew Pelling shares how pursuing knowledge for its own sake breaks down interdisciplinary barriers and lays the foundation for ground-breaking research.

Iris Kulbatski, PhD

Iris Kulbatski, a neuroscientist by training and word surgeon by trade, is a science editor with The Scientist's Creative Services Team. She holds a PhD in Medical Science and a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto.

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Science Philosophy in a Flash

Andrew Pelling, a professor at the University of Ottawa with appointments in the Departments of Physics and Biology, has a fresh approach to practicing science. He uses fruits and vegetables to create biodegradable scaffolds for tissue regeneration. His lab is a cross-pollinating hive of diverse disciplines, unencumbered by the rigidity of traditional approaches that favor a narrower focus. With the creative freedom to pursue knowledge for its own sake, Andrew's lab tests innovate solutions for some of the most challenging medical research questions. In this episode, Iris Kulbatski from The Scientist's Creative Services Team spoke with Andrew to learn more about his unique philosophy of science. 

Science Philosophy in a Flash is a series of mini podcasts produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. With a focus on the people behind the science, this podcast highlights researchers’ unique outlooks on what motivates their pursuit of science and what it means to be a scientist. 

To learn more about Pelling's research, please see "Apples Lay the Foundation for Regenerating Bone"



Andrew Pelling, PhD, FRSB
University of Ottawa
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology
Member, College of the Royal Society of Canada
TED Senior Fellow
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia