This Week in Microbiology 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.
Fleaing The Plague
TWiM reveals a study showing that positive interactions among bacteria are far more common than previously thought, and how acquisition of a single gene enabled Yersinia pestis to expand the range of mammalian hosts that sustain flea-borne plague.
Episymbionts are good for you
Mark Martin returns to TWiM for a discussion of the observation that Gram’s stain does not cross the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane, and suppression of gingival inflammation and bone loss through host modulation caused by episymbiotic Saccharibacteria.
Cell growth and cell size with Petra Levin
Petra Levin joins TWiM to tell three stories from her laboratory: how starvation induces shrinkage of the bacterial cytoplasm; plasticity of E. coli cell wall and how it influences antibiotic resistance across different environments; and induction of antibiotic resistance by Triclosan.
Electrifying microbial fuel cells
On this episode of TWiM, using colicins to ferry DNA into cells through an iron transporter, and construction of highly efficient microbial fuel cells that produce more electrical current than previously observed.
Biofilms, Coronaviruses, and a Shigella Vaccine
TWiM explores the role of biofilms in infection by coronaviruses, and development of a Shigella vaccine using outer membrane vesicles derived from Salmonella
E-scaffolds and paper stickers
On this episode, an electrochemical scaffold that delivers safe doses of hypochlorous acid to treat wound infections in humans, and a method for sampling and monitoring bacteria and viruses on surfaces using plain paper stickers.
Das hätte ich schon in der Schule lernen wollen
Ob Probiotics, die letzte Epidemie oder das Boome - hier kann man endlich verstehen, was täglich in der Zeitung steht und was in der Schule fehlt!
Talk show on microbiology. Hosts are specialists on the matter and great to listen to. This is not only for scientists but for anyone interested in bugs
TWIM is all you need
No matter whether you like to hear about a specific issue, or microbiology in general - these discussions bring you right back to the paper club like in the old days...
its great, please keep on discussing!