TWiV 144: HIV gets the (zinc) finger

zinc finger nucleaseHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Alan Dove

Vincent, Rich, and Alan discuss live blogging of scientific meetings, the current outbreak of Hendra virus is Australia, and using zinc finger nucleases to make HIV-resistant CD4 cells.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan – Bugscope
Rich –
Vaccine adverse events: Causal or coincidental? (Lancet)
Vincent – West Nile Story by Dickson Despommier (Kindle edition)

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TWiV and TWiM live at ASM General Meeting

twiv twim live 2011 asmgmThe 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

 

TWiV 127: Viruses are no joke

cold chainHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich explore a novel bunyavirus isolated in China, the recent polio outbreak in Republic of the Congo, and cell to cell transmission of a retrovirus by biofilm-like extracellular assemblies.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich – Should smallpox be destroyed? (Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Alan – Zoology of the Beagle images
Vincent – Vaccines and Your Child by Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser

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TWiV 113: Alan Rein on XMRV

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Alan Rein

rich conditOn episode #113 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the retrovirus XMRV with retrovirologist Alan Rein of the National Cancer Institute.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich – Word Lens
Alan – Tetenal Press Kit
Vincent – In the pipeline and Things I won’t work with by Derek Lowe

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TWiV 110: CSI virology

Alan DoveHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

On episode #110 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Dickson discuss bacteria that can utilize arsenic in place of phosphorus, the passing of Frank Fenner, polio outbreak in The Congo, solving criminal cases of HIV transmission, and classifying viruses by capsid structure.

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Weekly Science Picks

Dickson – CDC’s West Nile virus case count for 2010
Rich –
The red bees of Red Hook
Alan – Arsenic-based life at XKCD
Vincent –
PLoS iPad app

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TWiV 109: Virologia en México

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rosa Maria del Angel, and Ana Lorena Gutiérrez

On episode #109 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent visits Mexico City and speaks with Rosa Maria del Angel and Ana Lorena Gutiérrez about virology in Mexico, and their work on dengue and caliciviruses.

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Weekly Science Picks

Lorena – Caliciviruses by Hansman, Jiang, and Green
Vincent –
Insights into dengue virus genome replication by Alcaraz-Estrada, Yocupicio, and del Angel

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TWiV 108: Barking up the right Tre

twivHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Saul Silverstein

On episode #108 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Saul review the evolution of HIV-1 specific recombinases, and down-regulation of a host microRNA by a viral noncoding RNA.

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich – Where cinema and biology meet
Alan – Qiagen iApp
Vincent –
Ask a biologist

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TWiV 103: Shots with LJ Tan

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and LJ Tan

On Episode 103 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent and Alan discuss influenza vaccines with LJ Tan of the American Medical Association.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan – BioGene, an iApp
Vincent – The Vertical Farm by Dickson Despommier

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TWiV #101: Sizing up adenovirus

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, and Hamish Young

On episode #101 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Rich, Dickson, and Hamish review the three-dimensional structure of adenovirus, and the role of adenovirus type 36 in obesity.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan – National Geographic’s Best Environmental Photographs of 2010
Rich –
Richard Feynman lecture: The pleasure of finding things out
Vincent – Summary of the First International XMRV Workshop (pdf)

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How much TWiV do you want?

Now that we have reached the 100th episode of TWiV, I’d like to ask our listeners a question that I have been pondering for the past 50 episodes: Is a weekly virology podcast too much? I have the feeling that most listeners don’t have the time to hear every episode, but I don’t have the data to reach a conclusion. Please take a moment to respond to the poll below and let us know how often you would like to have TWiV.