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.

Live from the Society for General Microbiology Conference in Manchester, UK

MicrobeWorld and the Society for General Microbiology (UK) to live stream two events from their Spring Conference 2013 in Manchester, England, March 25-28.

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.

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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.

TWiV live in Dublin

Join us for a live-streaming episode of This Week in Virology from the Society for General Microbiology 2012 Spring Conference in Dublin, Ireland. My guests for this special episode are Connor Bamford, Wendy BarclayRichard Elliott, and Ron Fouchier.  Watch the live stream below which starts on Monday, 26 March at 3:30 PM GMT (10:30 AM EST | 7:30 AM PST). If you have questions during the broadcast you can tweet them using the #TWiV hash tag.

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Microbiology education and social media

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.

Below is a video recording of my presentation. Many thanks to Prof. AJ Cann for the opportunity to speak about our efforts. I also enjoyed excellent presentations by Prof. Graham Hatfull, Cameron Neylon, Kevin Emamy of citeulike, and Jason Hoyt of Mendeley.