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.
Recording together for the first time, the hosts of the science show This Week in VirologyÂ celebrate their 300th recording at the American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, DC, where Vincent Â speaks with Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Kathy about their careers in science.
You can find TWiV #300 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.
This Week in Virology, the podcast about viruses – the kind that may or may not make you sick, celebrates its 300th episode on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 with a live recording at the Washington, DC headquarters of the American Society for Microbiology. This special episode will be part of the â€˜Microbes after Hoursâ€™ series, and will feature the TWiV hosts Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler recording together in person for the first time.
TWiV 300 will be live-streamed, butÂ if you live in the Washington, DC area, you are welcome to join us and watch the episode in person. We have a limited number of seats available on a first come, first serve basis. Click the RSVP link below to register.
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Reception from 6-7 PM at ASM Headquarters,Â 1752 N Street, N.W.Â Washington, D.C. 20036-2904
TWiV 300thÂ Episode live from 7-8 PM RSVPÂ required to attend.
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.
On episode #233 of the science show This Week in Virology,Â Vincent, Rich, Alan and Kathy review aerosol transmission studies of influenza H1N1 x H5N1 reassortants, H7N9 infections in China, and the MERS coronavirus.
You can find TWiV #233 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.
In August this year I received the following note from Michele Hardy, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Montana State University:
I’m writing to ask if you’d be willing to participate in my Â undergraduate/graduate virology course this fall. Â We have several guests per semester that we Skype in to talk with students. Â I was thinking of you as a guest to talk with them about poliovirus, but also about your role in TWiV. Â It’s not a lecture format, instead teams of students will research your work and come up with a set of questions that we would provide to you in advance. Â In the past they’ve asked specifically about research areas, but also are really interested in what people’s backgrounds are, how they got to be where they are now, etc. We give them pretty much free reign to ask whatever they want to, whether it’s virus-specific or not. Â Our goal is to get them excited about virology and so we don’t put restrictions on what they’re allowed to talk about. Â Sometimes they stick to the questions they submit, others they take whatever direction the discussion goes. Â There are ~60 students, 8-10 of them are graduate students. Â We encourage them to listen to TWiV a few times a semester so I think they’ll be excited to talk with you. Â Thanks for considering this, I look forward to hearing from you.
This past Monday I joined the class via Skype. The questions ranged from how I became interested in and use social media, to polio eradication. Listen to our conversation by clicking the arrow below.
Click arrow to play | Download (35 MB .mp3, 48 min)
Update: Received a nice thank you card from the class: