ASM Virtual Lectures

ASM’s virtual lectures are conducted by fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. If you’d like to learn more about AAM Fellowship, please click here.

Arun K Bhunia, BVSc, PhD, Professor Food Science, Purdue University discusses novel biosensor-based technologies for pathogen detection and identification.

Virology is a constantly evolving and integrative subject that involves every living thing on earth. This lecture by Lynn Enquist, PhD, covers recent discoveries and explains why virology is important.

In this ASM Virtual Lecture Graham Stewart, PhD, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, describes the role of yeast in industrial brewing and distilling processes.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 08:57

Influenza Viruses by James McSharry, PhD

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In this ASM Virtual Lecture Dr. James McSharry, Professor Emeritus, Albany Medical College, describes the structure of the influenza viruses,  types of human influenza viruses and their replication in cells,  licensed influenza drugs, current influenza vaccines, and the future of influenza vaccines.

A lecture by James Shapiro, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, outlines some of the biological activities cells use for generating novel configurations of their read-write genomes. 

Michael Doyle, PhD, discusses a variety of alternative food preservatives which can prevent unintended contamination of foods by pathogens and spoilage microbes.

Thomas Montville, PhD, initiates a discussion of scientific ethics as they relate to the treatment of data, authorship, intellectual property, conflicts of interest and formal ethical standards.

Lawrence Wackett, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, discusses the ability of microorganisms to biodegrade environmental chemicals. 

Gary King, PhD, Professor of Microbial Biology, Louisiana State University, reviews some of the many ways in which human microbe interactions affect global change, especially through impacts on important atmospheric trace gases.

Ananda Chakrabarty, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, discuses how certain pathogenic bacteria, pseudomonas aeruginosa and neisseria menigitidis, secrete protein weapons (azurin and laz) to fight cancer, providing our next generation of anticancer drugs.

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