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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.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:41

Indiana Quorum - TWiM #164

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From Indiana University, Vincent speaks with Ankur, Julia, and Xindan about their careers and their work on horizontal gene transfer, quorum sensing, and chromosome organization in bacteria.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:20

Saliva and sptR/S - TWiM 163

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This episode is all about saliva: how certain bacteria survive in it, and how swallowing saliva might cause intestinal inflammation.

A fungus destroying salamanders in Europe, and genes for flagella in intracellular bacteria.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 18:26

Eros, a bacterial aphrodisiac - TWiM 161

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A discussion of Hurricane Harvey microbiology, and a bacterial enzyme that induces eukaryotic mating.

Friday, 08 September 2017 01:21

On the road to virus - TWiM 160

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An update on Zika virus, and reveals a plasmid on the road to becoming a virus.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 19:14

Immunophage synergy - TWiM 159

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Investigating the synergy between virus and the innate immune system for clearing bacterial pneumonia by phage therapy.

 

Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:46

The bottom line - TWiM 158

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A report on prokaryotic viral DNA in mammalian brain, and how diarrhea is beneficial, by clearing enteric pathogens.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 17:57

Back to the ancestor - TWiM 157

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The role of bacteria in the genesis of moonmilk, and how ancient host proteins can be used to engineer resistance to virus infection.

The use of microbial genome mining to identify new drugs, and how a bacterial symbiont protects flies against parasitoid wasps.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 17:11

Living in the stomach of a cell - TWiM 155

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Updates on Legionella in the Flint water supply, and how horizontally acquired biosynthesis genes boost the physiology of Coxiella burnetii.

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