TWiV 148: Retreating into Harvard virology

11 September 2011

harvard virology retreatHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Philip Kranzusch, David Knipe, and Priscilla Yang

Vincent, Philip, David, and Priscilla recorded this episode before an audience at the Harvard Virology Program Annual Retreat, where they discussed negative strand RNA viruses, a vaccine against herpes simplex virus type 2, lipidomics of viral infection, and science communication.

The Keynote Speaker at the Harvard Virology retreat is usually an individual, but this year the honor went to TWiV as an example of science communication to the public. Many thanks to members of the Virology Program for a terrific retreat!

Artwork by Silvia Piccinotti, G4

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    I am interested in learning more about all related health. I want to be one of members of the Virology Program. By the way, could I join it? How could I join the member of this program?

  • Ginakarenaa

    Can somebody tell me which viruses , bacterias, fungi, etc are similar in size to 12000 daltons?

  • Ginakarenaa

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