Vincent, Rich and Kathy travel to ASV 2018 at the University of Maryland to speak with Svetlana Folimonova and Anne Simon about their work on viruses that infect plants.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Svetlana Folimonova and Anne Simon

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The TWiV team travels to Texas A&M University, home of the Center for Phage Technology, where they speak with Ry Young and Jason Gill about their work on viruses that infect bacteria.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Jason Gill and Ry Young

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Vincent visits the Smithsonian Institution and speaks with Sabrina Sholts, Jon Epstein, and Ed Niles about the exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Sabrina Sholts, Jon Epstein, and Ed Niles

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The entire TWiV team visits The University of Texas in Austin to record episode #500 with guests Jinny Suh, Jason McLellan, and Jon Huibregtse.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Jinny Suh, Jason McLellan, and Jon Huibregtse

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Alan – The Airplane Cabin Microbiome
Rich – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) (wiki)
Dickson –
The Big Five Mass Extinctions
Kathy
 – Virus scarves at Red Bubble phage-specific  variety
Vincent – Science podcasts

Listener Pick

Maureen12 year old takes on Flint’s Water Crisis

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TWiV 500

Canadian Society for VIrologyVincent and Alan travel to the Canadian Society for Virology meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia to speak with Nathalie and Craig about their vision for the society, and with Kate and Ryan about their careers and their research.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Nathalie Grandvaux, Craig McCormick, Kate O’Brien, and Ryan Noyce

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Vincent, Kathy and Rich travel to ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta where they speak with Stacy Horner and Ken Stapleford about their careers and their research.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Stacy Horner and Ken Stapleford

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Europic 2018At Europic 2018, a meeting on picornaviruses in the Netherlands, Vincent speaks with Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg and Frank van Kuppeveld about their careers and their research.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg, and Frank van Kuppeveld

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Vincent and Rich recorded this episode at Vaccines in the 21st Century, a meeting held at the University of California, Irvine, where they spoke with Stacy Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer about vaccine facts and fiction.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

Guests: Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer

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ion channel 20The TWiVerati follow up on the Ebola virus outbreak, virulence of Ebola-Makona, and reveal how a parasitoid is revealed to hyperparasitoids, and binding of influenza virus to a calcium ion channel to mediate influenza virus entry.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Weekly Science Picks 1:33:41

Alan – National Cryptologic Museum
Rich – Science is mostly about staring
Dickson –
New Zealand gloworms
Kathy
 – Opening of Smithsonian Outbreak; conference advice General  ASV
Vincent – ICTV online

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Ebola 2018Vincent, Kathy, and Alan review the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the finding that mutations identified in the 2015 West African epidemic do not alter pathogenesis in animals.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan – Happy 35th birthday, PCR
Kathy
Everything can be a speaker
Vincent – Ocean rise due to rocks (debunked); Gates advises Trump on viruses

Listener Pick

NoahDavid Baltimore on iBiology

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