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ASM Live will be broadcast from ICAAC/ICC 2015 in San Diego, CA, where host Michael Schmidt, PhD, Professor and Vice Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina, and co-host of This Week in Microbiology, will interview researchers about their work.
Streaming will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 29B, and meeting registrants are encouraged to attend. You can watch ASM Live at microbeworld.org. Content will also be archived immediately on YouTube and MicrobeWorld for future viewing.
Just finished recording episodes of TWiV and TWiM at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Denver, Colorado. Here are some behind the scenes photos. Podcast episodes will be published later this week.
ASM General Meeting 2013 Denver, a set on Flickr.
The General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology will take place in New Orleans from 21-24 May 2011. This annual meeting covers fundamental microbial cell biology, genetics and physiology, environmental and applied microbiology, microbial ecology, pathogenesis, clinical microbiology, and infectious diseases. This year both This Week and Virology and This Week in Microbiology will be broadcast live from the meeting. TWiM will air on Sunday, May 22, and TWiV will air on Monday, May 23, both at 2 pm CDT, in Room 232 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Meeting attendees are welcome to attend and watch the live TWiV and TWiM and submit comments and questions during the show. The podcasts will be broadcast live and archived online at UStream.tv, at MicrobeWorld, and virology blog.
Here are the participants for ASM-GM TWiM and TWiV:
Sunday, 22 May, 2:00 p.m., CDT – This Week in Microbiology with Vincent Racaniello and friends
- Stanley Maloy, Ph.D., Professor Dean, College of Sciences Associate Director, Center for Microbial Sciences, San Diego State University
- Michael Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology, Director, Office of Special Programs, Medical University of South Carolina
- Nicole Dubilier, Ph.D., Leader of the Symbiosis Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
- Andreas J. Bäumler, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis
- David Aronoff, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Michigan
- Paul Rainey, Ph.D. Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University Auckland, Principal Investigator, Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology & Evolution, and Visiting Professor, Hopkins Microbial Diversity Program, Stanford
Monday, 23 May, 2:00 p.m., CDT – This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello and friends
- Roger Hendrix, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
- Harmit Malik, M.D., Associate Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine
- Rachel Katzenellenbogen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Section of Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
On episode #4 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Margaret, and Michael review foodborne bacterial illness in the context of outbreaks associated with cantaloupes and Lebanon bologna.
Click the arrow above to play, or right click to download TWiM #4 (51 MB .mp3, 75 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- CDC statement on Salmonella outbreak
- CDC statement on E. coli outbreak
- CIDRAP summaries of cantaloupe and bologna associated outbreaks
- ProMedMail summary of Salmonella outbreak
- Summary of food related illness in US (pdf)
- Food safety and irradiation (CDC)
- Geosmin (thanks, Atila!)
- Letters read on TWiM #4
Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to email@example.com, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, Michael Schmidt, and Stanley Maloy
I’m pleased to announce the launch today of This Week in Microbiology, a podcast that explores unseen life on Earth. As with our other podcasts This Week in Virology (TWiV) and This Week in Parasitism (TWiP), we will strive to produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
As a science Professor at Columbia University, I have spent my academic career directing a research laboratory focused on viruses. My enthusiasm for teaching inspired me to reach beyond the classroom using new media. TWiM is for everyone who wants to learn about the science of microbiology in a casual way.
While there are no exams or pop quizzes, TWiM does encourage interaction with the audience via comments on specific episodes (see below) and email. Listeners can also use MicrobeWorld to suggest topics for the show by submitting articles or papers to the site and tagging them with twim.
On episode #1 of This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Michael, and Stan discuss transfer of DNA from a human host to a bacterial pathogen, and the ability of dry copper to kill bacteria on contact.[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/twimshow/TWiM_1_-_Neisseria_LINEs_up.mp3 | titles=TWiM 1]
Download TWiM #1 (58 MB .mp3, 63 minutes). To download, right-click or control-click on the link, then select save as.
Links for this episode:
- Horizontal gene transfer from a human host to a bacterial pathogen
- LINE = Long INterspersed Element
- Human DNA in Bacterial Genomes?
- Dry copper kills bacteria on contact
- Microbe by Elio Schaecter
- Small Things Considered – Microbiology blog
Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave voicemail at 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.