On TWiM #55 we discussed the remarkable ability of copper to reduce hospital acquired infections. Now you can watch Michael Schmidt, TWiM co-host and a co-author on this work, discuss the findings at a recent TEDx talk in Charleston, South Carolina.
On episode #53 of the science show This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Laura, David, Kalin and Paul get together at the Society for General Microbiology meeting in Manchester, England to talk about next-generation approaches to antimicrobial therapy.
You can find the audio for TWiM #53, along with show notes, at microbeworld.org/twim. Watch video of the episode below.
Behind the scenes in Manchester
Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education
Monday, March 25, 2013 17:20 GMT (1:20 PM EST | 10:20 AM PST)
David Bhella, Ph.D., will be accepting the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education, awarded annually by the Society for General Microbiology for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education. Bhella’s acceptance speech will be live streamed at 17:20 GMT (1:20 PM EST | 10:20 AM PST). Vincent Racaniello was awarded the Wildy Prize in 2012.
This Week in Microbiology
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 15:30 GMT (11:30 AM EST | 8:30 AM PST)
Join Vincent Racaniello and co-host Laura Piddock, Ph.D., with guests Paul Williams, Ph.D., Kalin Vetsigian, Ph.D., and David Harper, Ph.D., for a live-streaming episode of This Week in Microbiology. The live stream starts at 15:30 PM GMT (11:30 AM EST | 8:30 AM PST) and you can watch it below. If you have any questions for Vincent or his guests during the broadcast you can tweet your question using the #sgmman hash tag or type it into the chat function of the video player.
If you live elsewhere in the world, please use www.everytimezone.com, to calculate when the live streams will start in your area.
In the past five days we released three science shows on the TWi* network.
On This Week in Microbiology (TWiM) episode #51, Vincent, Michael, and Elio meet up with Hazel Barton to talk about cave microbiology.
On This Week in Parasitism (TWiP) episode #51, special guest Anthony A. James joins Vincent and Dickson to discuss how mosquitoes can be genetically modified to control infectious diseases.
On This Week in Virology (TWiV) episode #222, the complete TWiV team discusses the amazing finding that cyclic GMP-AMP synthase is a cytosolic innate immune DNA sensor.
Thanks for listening.
On episode #41 of the science show This Week in Microbiology, Vincent and Michael travel to San Francisco for the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), where they meet with Bill, John, and Victor to discuss tuberculosis, monitoring infectious disease outbreaks with online data, and outside-the-box approaches to antibacterial therapy.
You can view video of this episode below, or download audio or video files at microbeworld.org.
On episode #34 of the science show This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Michael, and Elio discuss changing populations of Emiliania huxleyi and their viruses in the North and Black Seas.
You can find TWiM #34 at microbeworld.org/twim.
On episode #32 of the science show This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Elio and Michael speak with Rosie Redfield about her evidence that a bacterium cannot grow on arsenic instead of phosphorus.
If you only listen to one episode of TWiM all year, make it this one – Rosie is terrific!
You can find TWiM #32 at microbeworld.org/twim.
On episode #31 of the science show This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Jo, and Michael discuss an archetypal protein transport system in bacterial outer membranes, and evidence that gut microbial enterotypes might not fall into defined groups.
You can find TWiM at microbeworld.org/twim.
On episode #29 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent and Stanley review how a phage pierces the cell membrane with an iron-loaded spike, and two programmed cell death systems in E. coli.
You can find TWiM #29 at microbeworld.org/twim.
On episode #18 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Michael, Elio, and Stanley explain how to make the human intestinal commensal and benign laboratory bacterium Escherichia coli K-12 into an invasive organism, and the unearthing of century-old spores in New York City.
Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiM #18 (54 MB, .mp3, 74 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- Conversion of E. coli K-12 to an invasive form (mBio)
- Pedigree of E. coli K-12 (pdf)
- The facade of E. coli K-12 (Small Things Considered)
- Unearthing of century old bacteria in NYC (ABC News)
- Bacteria in 30,000 year old salt crystals (Geology)
- Old bacteria in ice
- Old, small, cold… (Small Things Considered)
- IP6 mediated autoprocessing of bacterial toxins (PloS Path)
- Letters read on TWiM #18
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