LTnT - Lifestyle, Travel & Technology

Guest Speaker: Jakob HOMOLA

May 27, 2020 Alexander Gmasz, Garry Levin, Jakob Homola Season 2 Episode 12
LTnT - Lifestyle, Travel & Technology
Guest Speaker: Jakob HOMOLA
Show Notes

Introduction to "Guest Speaker: Jakob HOMOLA"

In this episode of the Lifestyle, Travel & Technology podcast, the hosts Alexander & Garry invite their very first guest to the podcast: Jakob HOMOLA. Jakob, who has an interest and experience in immunology and tumor pathways, is currently finishing his Bachelor's degree in microbiology and genetics. While doing so, he also works in the Anna Spiegel research building at the Medical University being a member of the research team headed by Professor Dr. Bergmann, specializing in colon carcinomas and oncolytic viruses, especially the influenza viruses and how they can be used to treat cancer.

Jakob talks about his research team and how they study viruses to treat tumors and how his team came up with a grant suggesting how they would produce a vaccine that could fight/treat the COVID-19. He will also share his  general knowledge on his interest in tumor pathways and immunology as well as give his opinion on certain conspiracy theories that are circulating the web.

Podcast Episode Summary

  • How and why Jakob chose the path he is taking
  • Genetics = playing Lego with people
  • Studying Microbiology and Genetics
  • Cancer Research
  • unfair funding of cancer research programs 
  • partying/going out could lead to great networking opportunities 
  • Immunology and Tumor Pathways 
  • Jakob was part of a paper that was published
  • Current research being done by Jakob and the team he is a part of headed by Dr. Bergmann
  • Writing up a grant on how to tackle the corona vaccine
  • Conspiracy theories related to the corona virus and Jakob's opinions
  • How prepared was the world for a pandemic like the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How long may it take for a working vaccine to be made to the public?
  • Bureaucracy in scientific research 
  • Is there money in scientific research or science in general?
  • More conspiracy theories 
  • Aluminum in vaccines
  • Herd immunity
  • Opinion: Will the corona virus be an annual recurrence
  • Opinion: Is COVID-19 man-made?
  • HIV
  • Does Jakob believe in God?
  • Message from Jakob


Alexander - "...I would imagine that most resources are redirected to find a solution for the corona virus..."
Garry - "...the corona virus follows more of a linear structure..."
Jakob - "...the corona virus, I would say, is less prone to mutation..."

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