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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 18:14

TWiM #5: Mercury-methylating Desulfovibrio and antimicrobial nanoparticles

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, Michael Schmidt, and Ronald Atlas.

On episode #5 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Michael and Ron discuss the genome sequence of a mercury-methylating bacterium and the antimicrobial effects of nanoparticles. thumb_biofilm_of_desulfovibrio_desulfuricans

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Image of Biofilm of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans by PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory via flickr

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Vincent Racaniello

Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center. As principal investigator of his laboratory, he oversees the research that is carried out by Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. He also teaches virology to graduate students, as well as medical, dental, and nursing students.

Vincent entered the world of social media in 2004 with virology blog, followed by This Week in Virology. Videocasts of lectures from his undergraduate virology course are on iTunes University and virology blog. You can find him on WikipediaTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram. His goal is to be Earth’s virology professor. In recognition of his contribution to microbiology education, he was awarded the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education by the Society for General Microbiology. His Wildy Lecture provides an overview of how he uses social media for science communication.

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