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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, 15 October 2014 17:32

TWiM #89: Microbial handoffs

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson.

Vincent, Michele, and Michael discuss how a gene from bacteria protects a tick from plant cyanide poisoning, and enhanced transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae by influenza virus co-infection in mice.Aimee Richards performing the "shedding" assay.  By gently pressing the noses of infant mice onto bacteriological agar

 

Right click to download TWiM#89 (53 MB .mp3, 73 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.

 

Host: Michele Swanson 

Guests: Thomas Brock,  Timothy Donohue, Katrina Forest, and Richard Gourse.

Michele speaks with members of the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, on the occasion of its designation as a Milestones in Microbiology site, where they discuss how the department has advanced the science and UWMilestonesTWIMteaching of microbiology.

 

Right click to download TWiM#88 (36 MB .mp3, 51 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, 17 September 2014 13:43

TWiM #87: Avogadro, archaeal fossils, and ICAAC

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter.

Vincent, Elio, and Michael explore the fossilization of archaeal lipids, and highlight the recent ICAAC in Washington, D.C.

 

Right click to download TWiM#87 (54 MB .mp3, 74 minutes).Archaea membrane

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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.

 

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

Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michele consider whether our eating behavior is manipulated by gastrointestinal microbiota, and an aphid gene of bacterial origin whose gene product encodes a protein that is transported to an obligate endosymbiont.

 

Right click to download TWiM#86 (52 MB .mp3, 72 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.

 

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

Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michele discuss the diel transcriptional rhythms of bacterioplankton communities in the ocean, and extensively drug resistant Pseudomonas in Ohio.2.drifting esp crop

 

Right click to download TWiM#85 (56 MB .mp3, 77 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.

 

Monday, 11 August 2014 14:15

TWiM #84: Microbiology Down Under

Written by
Host: Vincent Racaniello.

Special guests: David McMillan, Melanie Thomson, and Adam Polkinghorn.

In Melbourne, Australia Vincent speaks with David, Melanie, and Adam about their work on group A Streptococcus, Helicobacter pylori, and infections of Koalas with Chlamydia. TWiM Aussie Guests

 

Right click to download TWiM#84 (50 MB .mp3, 69 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.

 

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

Vincent, Michael, Elio and Michele review a new fluorogenic diagnostic test for tuberculosis bacteria, and the role of a metalloprotease in helping a fungus invade the central nervous system. 

 

Right click to download TWiM#83 (57 MB .mp3, 79 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, 10 July 2014 00:47

TWiM #82: Betrayal and compromise

Written by

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

 

Vincent, Michael, Elio and Michele discuss how an endosymbiont betrays its aphid host to alert plant defenses, and a new immunosuppressive cell that allows infection of neonates.

 

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Right click to download TWiM#82 (51 MB .mp3, 71 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.

 

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson.

Vincent, Michael, and Michele discuss how iron might disperse bacterial biofilms in carotid arterial plaques, and controlling Salmonella by modulating host iron homeostasis.

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Right click to download TWiM#81(49 MB .mp3, 71 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.

 

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michele Swanson

Vincent, Elio, and Michele discuss how to synthesize a designer yeast chromosome, and deciphering the genetic changes path that allowed Yersinia pestis to be transmitted by fleas.Xenopsylla cheopis

  

Right click to download TWiM#80 (52 MB .mp3, 54 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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