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.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • dioneh 27 March 2012, 12:41 pm

    Can’t wait for TWIV 177!

  • A.T. 27 March 2012, 1:01 pm

    Congratulations, a well deserved honor!

  • Nicola F Fletcher 27 March 2012, 4:04 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Racaniello – a well deserved honor. I can’t imagine the world without TWiV!

  • Schif002 27 March 2012, 6:47 pm

    My hero.

  • Tanya 28 March 2012, 3:56 am

    My heartiest congratulations! Hope the accolades keep pouring in.

  • jim, Smithfield, VA 28 March 2012, 4:02 pm

    Well done! Thank you for sharing. Excellent overview of your work. Thought, at first, the photo of the undergrad class was the conference hall and hoped for a larger crowd which it probably was, to increase the exposure to your work. Nice visual aids, but the resolution wasn’t good for full-screen viewing to make them readable. You still get the idea. Your star is ascending! Well, constellation, actually, with Dick, Alan, Rich, etc.

  • Antony Odhiambo 28 March 2012, 10:23 pm

    Awesome resource, come over and give a talk at Saint Cloud State University about the Virology

  • guest 29 March 2012, 5:42 pm

    the talk was brilliant and i enjoyed it very much, very inspiring and fun !

  • residential care homes UK 11 April 2012, 3:37 am

    Microbes are very small but they are important for human body as we couldn’t digest food without them. Without microbes, plants couldn’t grow, garbage wouldn’t decay and there would be a lot less oxygen to breathe. These small microbes plays an important role in environmental cycle.