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This Week in Microbiology

Vincent Racaniello
ScienceLife Sciences

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.


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Latest Episodes

On this episode of TWiM, how phages prevent other phages from invading their hosts without blocking their own reproduction, and plastic-degrading potential of microbes across the Earth. more

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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. more

2 months ago


4.8 out of 5 stars from 598 ratings
  • Journal club reimagined

    I always think that if this had been what journal club was like, it would have been a lot more fun. Just talking through good papers and good science (without picking apart every figure) and having some laughs. Good times!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Gooooood stuf!

    Make sure you checkout TWIV too! They got YouTube videos and a lot of resources on their website.

    Apple Podcasts
    Swedena year ago
  • Great podcast very informative!

    This is a 10/10 as well as all the podcasts made by the same host, highly recommend.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • The best microbiology podcast

    I love this podcast and have been listening for years. I appreciate the vast scope of microbiology that is covered as well as the integration of current events. Each one of the hosts makes you feel like you know them personally. My first ASM-Microbe conference was in Atlanta a couple of years ago and admit that I was a complete fan girl when I got a seat during the the TWIM live taping.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Politics ;(

    You just can’t escape politics even here, stop it already! I just want to listen about biology.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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