MicrobeTV produces podcasts and videos about microbes, likeÂ This Week in Virology,Â This Week in Microbiology,Â This Week in Parasitism,Â This Week in Evolution, andÂ Virus Watch. We love all microbes, and our goal is to make the microbial sciences easily understood. We would like your support to help us produce a steady stream of podcasts, and videos with great graphics.Â We would also like to be able to bring our shows on the road and visit cool laboratories around the world and speak with our colleagues about their exciting cutting edge research.
Science and technology play important roles in the nature and quality of our lives, so it is not surprising that as a society, we are increasingly challenged by problems that have a scientific component. Individual decisions about vaccines, regional choices about water availability, or global agreements about climate change all require that science have a voice during the decision-making process. The microbial sciences touch upon such a wide range of issues that scientists in those fields are particularly relevant to these discussions. If scientists do not participate in these dialogues, then others will fill the void and the information may not be accurate or science based. Scientists must communicate about science with public audiences in order for members of the public to make informed decisions about the complex issues that face us in our technologically advanced society.