In this short film, we interviewed Craig Mello, who was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine. He offers us his insights into the different stages of research and great innovations, and discusses how these are changing in today’s information age.

Thanks to ICT, people can now collaborate remotely during the ‘brainstorming stage’ and we are now able to do experiments that we never dreamed were possible before. As a result, science is in a truly transformational period, Mello explains; "the currency of science is ideas. If ideas can flow faster, whether you’re tweeting them, or however they get around, it can help accelerate discovery".