Vincent and Rich travel to Galveston National Laboratory to speak with Jim LeDuc, Tom Ksiazek, and Bob Tesch about their long careers as virus hunters.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guests: Jim LeDuc, Tom Ksiazek, and Bob Tesh

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 583 (51 MB .mp3, 84 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Coronavirus

TWiV provides updates on the new coronavirus causing respiratory disease in China, the current influenza season, and the epidemic of African swine fever, including determination of the three-dimensional structure of the virus particle.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 582 (71 MB .mp3, 118 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks 1:45:38

Rich – Mayo Clinic – Ken Burns; Patient Care and Health Information
Dickson – Australia Fires; Insect ecology; Smoke and aerosols
Kathyruncible
VincentWithout a Vaccine, These Are Your Odds

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

For the first TWiV of 2020 we reveal that microbiome depletion with antibiotics alters the immune response to influenza vaccine, and how successive blood meals facilitate virus dissemination in mosquitoes and transmission potential.

Aedes aegypti

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 581 (55 MB .mp3, 91 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Weekly Science Picks

Brianne – Retrovirus cookie cutter! (and Phage, Adenovirus, Rabies virus, and Antibody
Alan – “Yah! Yah! Yah!” by Jack London, and the true story it’s based on
DicksonWhy whales are big but not bigger
KathyDual Axis Illusion
VincentThe Fall of the Faculty  by Benjamin Ginsberg

Listener Pick

Suellen – Patient Zero podcast

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

From the University of Texas at Austin, Vincent and Rich speak with Chris Sullivan about his work on miRNAs encoded in the genomes of polyomaviruses and papillomaviruses, and how an RNA triphosphatase restricts hepatitis C virus replication.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guest: Chris Sullivan

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 580 (58 MB .mp3, 96 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Vincent speaks with virologists at the University of Nevada at Reno about their careers and their work on herpesviruses, arboviruses, and the development of diagnostics for infectious diseases.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Dave AuCoin, Cyprian Rossetto, Claudia Rückert, and Subhash Verma

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 579 (61 MB .mp3, 101 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Vincent speaks with members of Prometheus, a team of academic and industrial scientists assembled to develop antibody-based therapeutics against infections caused by tick-borne Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus and rodent-borne hantaviruses, for which no approved vaccines or specific drugs are available.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Kartik Chandran, Zachary Bornholdt, Steven Bradfute, John Dye, Matthias Forsell, Jason McLellan, Laura Walker, and Cecelia Vial.

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 578 (55 MB .mp3, 91 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Vincent speaks with Félix Rey about his career and his work on solving structures of a variety of viruses and the insights learned about viral membrane fusion and antibody-mediated neutralization.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Félix A. Rey

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 577 (46 MB .mp3, 75 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

From the 22nd meeting of the European Society for Clinical Virology in Copenhagen, Vincent speaks with Thea, Heli, Kim, Caroline and Irma about big data and its increasing use in virology diagnostics, epidemiology, and public health.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Thea Kølsen Fischer, Kim Benschop, Caroline Brown, Heli Harvala, and Irma Salimovic-Besic

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 576 (33 MB .mp3, 54 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

From the Fourth Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Germany, Vincent, Rich, and Nels speak with Assaf, Stephen, and Alexandra about their careers and their work on giant viruses that infect ocean hosts: Emiliana huxleyi, Aureococcus anophagefferans, and a choanoflagellate.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Nels Elde

Guests: Assaf Vardi, Stephen Wilhelm, and Alexandra Worden

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 575 (73 MB .mp3, 121 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

From Georgia State, Vincent speaks with economics professor Paula Stephan about the ways science is supported in the US, how universities offload risks, the absence of risk-taking, and much more.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Paula Stephan

Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 574 (43 MB .mp3, 71 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Links for this episode

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv