sporulationHosts: Vincent Racaniello,Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Jonathan Dworkin

Vincent, Michael, and Elio meet up with Jonathan Dworkin to discuss how bacteria form spores and how they return to vegetative growth.

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maskHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, and Elio review innate immune sensing of Listeria secreted bacterial nucleic acids, and how Wolbachia enhances egg production in Drosophila.

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listeria lifecycleHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, Elio discuss the role of prophage excision in exit of Listeria from the phagosome, and analysis of bacterial communities in saliva.

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caveolaeHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, Elio review formation of caveolae in a bacterium, and the limited genetic diversity and broad killing activity of P. acnes bacteriophages.

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S aureus blood agarHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Joseph John, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, Elio, and Joe review highlights of the 15th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI) in Lyon, France.

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, William Bishai, John Brownstein, and Victor Nizet.

Vincent and Michael travel to San Francisco for the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), where they meet with Bill, John, and Victor to discuss tuberculosis, monitoring infectious disease outbreaks with online data, and outside-the-box approaches to antibacterial therapy.



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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloStanley Maloy, Waclaw Szybalski, and John Kirby

Vincent and Stanley meet with Waclaw Szybalski and John Kirby at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on the occasion of its designation as a Milestones in Microbiology site. They reminisce about how the well known laboratory has advanced the science and teaching of microbiology, and discuss John’s work on the soil dwelling, predatory myxobacteria.



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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, and Elio review chapters from Microbes and Evolution, a collection of short, personal essays by microbiologists.

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Washington orchardHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Jo Handelsman

Vincent, Jo, Michael, and Elio review an outbreak of pertussis in Washington, and how culturing can reveal rare members of the soil biosphere.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde posterHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Jo Handelsman

Vincent, Jo, Michael, and Elio discuss two examples of dynamic microbial symbioses that switch between mutualistic and pathogenic states.

 

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