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Peter Ratcliffe talks to Night Science hosts Itai Yanai and Martin Lercher in this externally hosted podcast.

Peter Ratcliffe discusses the importance of dissociation, daydreaming and interaction with colleagues in scientific creativity, and emphasizes the need to define your own question before trying to answer it. Expanding on his fundamental affinity for unconventional methods, he shares his successes, failures—and failures that have turned into successes—and advocates for a professional ethos in academic science that values intellectual courage and independence more than it tends to today.

Find the Night Science Podcast recording here

Peter Ratcliffe

Professor of Clinical Medicine