Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education 2013 – Dave Bhella

David Bhella, Ph.D., a structural virologist at the MRC Centre for Virus Research in Glasgow, accepts the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education, awarded annually by the Society for General Microbiology for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education.

In his laboratory David produces beautiful three-dimensional structures of viruses. In this video you will see how he uses this visual material to educate the public about viruses. David has also developed engaging course material for activities at the Glasgow Science Centre.

I was honored to receive the Wildy Prize in 2012 for my use of social media to teach microbiology.

Educating the world about microbes

I just returned from Dublin where I was honored to receive the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education from the Society for General Microbiology. This prize is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education, including university teaching, education of the general public, school pupils or professional groups.

Below is a video of my acceptance talk. Thanks to Chris Condayan of ASM for the excellent split-screen recording.

While at the SGM meeting in Dublin I recorded TWiV 177 with Connor Bamford, Wendy Barclay, Richard Elliott and Ron Fouchier. Audio and video will be posted on 1 April 2012.