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A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science, and related topics. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. Click here for more information about ASM.
This Week in Parasitism (TWiP) is a podcast about eukaryotic parasites started by Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier. Daniel Griffin, MD joined the team in January 2015 and added not only his expertise in infectious diseases, but began a new feature of TWiP, the case study. Each week Daniel presents the symptoms and signs of an interesting case that he has investigated during his work, without identifying the infectious agent. Listeners are encouraged to send in their guesses to this weekly infectious disease mystery. We call this new change 'TWiP reboot'.
The TWiP trio strives for an informal yet informative conversation about parasites which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background. As science Professors at Columbia University, Dickson and Vincent have directed research laboratories focused on parasites and viruses. Their enthusiasm for teaching inspired them to reach beyond the classroom with new media. TWiP is for everyone who wants to learn about parasites in a relaxing way.
Music used on TWiP is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.
TWiV regularly receives listener email with corrections, comments, suggestions for show topics, requests for clarification, and additional information. A selection of these is archived on this page.
Join MicrobeWorld and the Marian Koshland Science Museum for The Dish, a Café Scientifique style event that you can attend in person if you are in Washington, D.C. area or view online here.
Rather than listening passively to a scientist discuss his or her work, the idea behind "The Dish" is to encourage audience members, in person and online, to ask questions and dig deeper into a particular subject area. The goal of the conversation between the scientist and the audience is not only to inform and entertain but to increase both the expert's and non-expert's understanding of the issues in a casual atmosphere.
This Week in Virology has been available in the iTunes Podcast section since its inception and is regularly in the iTunes list of featured science programs. The show has over 140 5 star ratings and more than 80 reviews.
Below we highlight seveal reviews we have received from the iTunes store.
If you would like to write your own review please do so via iTunes. Fresh reviews help keep This Week in Virology in the list of featured science podcasts.
This Week in Parasitism has been available in the iTunes Podcast section since its inception and is regularly in the iTunes list of featured science programs. The show has over 60 5 star ratings and more than 25 reviews.
Below we highlight seveal reviews we have received from the iTunes store.
If you would like to write your own review please do so via iTunes. Fresh reviews help keep This Week in Parasitism in the list of featured science podcasts.
This Week in Microbiology (TWiM) is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
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.
Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.
TWiM regularly receives listener email with corrections, comments, suggestions for show topics, requests for clarification, and additional information. A selection of these is archived on this page.
At Meet the Scientist, we want to reveal more about scientists, the work they do, and what makes them tick. We will ask them what they are are up to now and what is next. How is the science moving forward to solve some of the intractable problems of our times? What keeps them going in a tough, competitive field? What do they see for the future of research, education, and training? We hope to show you a glimpse of what scientists are really like and what is going on in cutting-edge research today.
El Mundo de los Microbios es un programa educativo que consta de podcasts semanales dirigidos a mejorar la comprension y apreciacion del rol vital que los microorganismos juegan en nuestro planeta y promover la microbiologia.
El Mundo de los Microbios produce 52 programas unicos anualmente que resaltan los procesos de descubrimiento, cambios historicos en la investigacion, asi como una variedad de carreras cientificas en la industria, academia y el gobierno.
Cada episodio de PodCast incluye segmentos con cientificos de vanguardia y es revisado por un panel de cientificos con peritaje en diferentes campos de investigacion para asegurar la confiabilidad del contenido.
This Week in Virology (TWiV) is a podcast – or netcast, as some prefer to call them, since you don’t need an iPod to listen – about viruses. It was begun in September 2008 by Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier, two science Professors at Columbia University Medical Center. Their goal was to have an informal yet informative conversation about viruses which would be accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background. We wanted to eventually bring other virologists into the conversation, to make it more varied and interesting. Alan Dove, a science writer, joined us late in 2008, and Rich Condit, a poxvirologist, joined in 2009. We’ve had a number of guests on the show and we’re always trying to get more.
Why are we doing this? Dick, Rich, and I have spent our entire academic careers directing research laboratories, so we have a lot of knowledge to share. Plus, we both enjoy teaching. Put those two things together, and you have TWiV. If you want to learn about viruses in a relaxing way, then TWiV is for you.
Microbes drive the chemistry of life. They affect the global climate. They do most of the recycling that keeps the world habitable. This hour follows scientists as they explore our reliance on this invisible world for our planet's health and well-being.
Infectious diseases occur when our relationship with microbes changes or when an intruder invades. This hour follows scientists who seek to understand our most personal relationships with the microscopic world, which usually keeps us well but sometimes makes us sick.
The 21st century challenges us to reclaim our damaged environment and feed a growing population. This hour introduces scientists who are turning to microbes for solutions and the tiny organisms who are making new cleanup technologies possible.
TWiM listeners have spent their valuable time writing comments about the podcast on iTunes, and it’s a shame that most people don’t see them. I’m putting them here as a way of thanking them for their time, and for listening. This is a work-in-progress because the comments have to be typed here by hand; for some reason you can’t copy/paste them from iTunes.
If you would like to post a review of TWiM in iTunes, click here.
In May 2012, the American Society for Microbiology launched a new Happy Hour series called “Microbes After Hours” which gathers together scientists and curious citizens at ASM headquarters in Washington DC for relaxed evenings of appetizers, local brews and exciting microbiology talks by renowned experts. Since the inaugural session, the series has tackled topics such as “Microbes and Microbrews: the Microbiology of Brewing Beer,” “The Human Microbiome: My Microbes, Myself,” and “The Return of Influenza.” The series has grown beyond its local roots to bring together scientists and enthusiastic learners from all over the globe through live broadcasts on MicrobeWorld.
Participate in ASM Live at asm2014 in Boston where we will be live streaming video interviews with select presenters as well as the popular podcast, This Week in Microbiology, hosted by Vincent Racaniello.
Tapings will take place at the Boston Convention Center and meeting registrants are encouraged to attend. You can watch ASM Live below and topics will be archived immediately on YouTube and MicrobeWorld for future viewing.
(To ask a question please post it in the chat or tweet it using the hash tag #asmlive. ASM Live is now mobile friendly.)
Please note: The following schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Participants and more detail for each conference will be posted soon. All participants are invited, not confirmed. All times are listed as Eastern Standard Time. All events take place at the Boston Convention Center.
Below you will find all of the ASM Live episodes since 2009 in chronological order. To find an episode quickly please visit the archives.