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.
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.
At the Spring 2010 meeting of the Society for General Microbiology In Edinburgh I spoke about ‘Social Media in Microbiology Education and Research’. In my presentation I reviewed how I use blogging, podcasting, and other social media tools to teach the public about viruses.