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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.

Marilyn Roberts, PhD, University of Washington, presents an historical background of bacterial antibiotic resistances. In this lecture Roberts discusses the basic mechanism and elements (plasmids, transposons, integrons) of bacterial antibiotic resistance gene transfer.

Yvette S. McCarter, PhD, provides a practical approach to implement cost-effective and clinically relevant work-ups of respiratory cultures.

Clostridium difficile infection is a serious condition that can lead to colon destruction. In this virtual lecture, Michael Miller, PhD, Microbiology Technical Services, LLC, talks about what the organism is, how infection occurs, how it spreads, and what can be done to control and prevent it.

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.

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