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This Week in Microbiology

As a science Professor at Columbia University, Racaniello has spent his academic career directing a research laboratory focused on viruses. His enthusiasm for teaching inspired him to reach beyond the classroom using new media. TWiM is for everyone who wants to learn about the science of microbiology in a casual way.

While there are no exams or pop quizzes, TWiM does encourage interaction with the audience via comments on specific episodes (below), vial email and voicemail at 908-312-0760. Listeners can also use MicrobeWorld to suggest topics for the show by submitting articles or papers to the site and tagging them with "TWiM". Each week Racaniello will view the tagged content and select items for discussion.

TWiM co-hosts include Elio SchaechterMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson.

Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 13:16

TWiM #99: Careers in Biodefense

Written by

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Maria Julia Marinissen, Edward H. You, and David R. Howell

Vincent meets up with Maria, Edward, and David at the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research meeting to talk about alternative careers for scientists.

Right click to download TWiM#99 (45 MB .mp3, 62 minutes).

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Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 18:36

TWiM #98: Bacteria and eukaryotes get horizontal

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. 

The TWiM crew ponders the question of how a bacterium finds its middle when dividing, then divulge the transfer of interbacterial antagonism genes to eukaryotes, where they may function in innate defense.Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis

 

Right click to download TWiM#98 (41 MB .mp3, 59 minutes).

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Links for this episode

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

 

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 19:00

TWiM #97: There’s gold in them hills

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. 

The TWiM team reveal how bacteria in a shipworm’s gills help digest wood in the gut, and an approach that identifies a new antibiotic from the soil.Structure of Teixobactin

 

Right click to download TWiM#97 (54 MB .mp3, 74 minutes).

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Links for this episode

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 17:13

TWiM #96: A lean, mean sequencing machine

Written by

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Special guest: Rob Knight

Vincent meets up with Rob Knight to talk about the technology that has fueled his drive to sequence the Earth and its inhabitants.

 

Right click to download TWiM#96 (40 MB .mp3, 55 minutes).

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Links for this episode
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Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

 

Friday, 09 January 2015 01:49

TWiM #95: A microbe lover in San Diego

Written by

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.

Special guest: Stanley Maloy

Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy on the campus of San Diego State University to talk about his career in microbiology and his work as Dean of Sciences.

 

 

Right click to download TWiM#95 (48 MB .mp3, 66.5 minutes).

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Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

 

Thursday, 25 December 2014 06:13

TWiM #94: Nitrochondria

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter.

Vincent, Elio, and Michael discuss a symbiosis between a nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium and a single-celled eukaryotic alga.Braarudosphaera bigelowii

 

Right click to download TWiM#94 (48 MB .mp3, 66 minutes).

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Links for this episode

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

 

Thursday, 11 December 2014 03:28

TWiM #93: Worming in on bacteria

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter.

Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal that a soil-dwelling nematode can recognize and respond to a bacterial quorum sensing molecule through a sensory neuron.

 

Right click to download TWiM#93 (40 MB .mp3, 57 minutes).800px-Caenorhabditis elegans

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Links for this episode

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 19:22

TWiM #92: Flying bioflims

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. 

Vincent, Elio, Michael and Michele discuss the possible eradication of wild poliovirus type 3, and how microsporidian parasites prevent locust swarming behavior.

 

Right click to download TWiM#92 (49 MB .mp3, 68 minutes).Locust

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Links for this episode

 

 

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

 

Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:23

TWiM #91: Rats, viruses, and bacteria

Written by

Vincent, Elio, and Michele review a study of the viruses and bacteria in commensal rats in New York City.

 

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichele Swanson.

NYC subway ratRight click to download TWiM#91 (42 MB .mp3, 59 minutes).

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Links for this episode

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

 

 

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:56

TWiM #90: Think globally, act locally

Written by

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.

Special guests: Laurene Mascola and David Persing

Vincent meets up with Laurene and David at the Annual Meeting of the Southern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, where they discuss how the Los Angeles County Department of Health is preparing for an outbreak of Ebola virus infection, and Cepheid’s game-changing, modular PCR system for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

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Right click to download TWiM#90 (45 MB .mp3, 62 minutes).

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Links for this episode:

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

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