Microbe Magazine Podcast

Jeff Fox - microbiology news and research.

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Microbe Magazine Podcast is a monthly science podcast hosted by Jeff Fox, features editor for Microbe Magazine, published by the American Society for Microbiology. Each podcast episode coincides with an article in the current issue of Microbe, wh...Show More
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MMP #17: How bacteria can change graphene to propel rotors.

48:14 | Oct 13th, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guests, Julia Yeomans and Vikas Berry. Julia Yeomans of Oxford University in the United Kingdom and chemical engineer Vikas Berry of the University of Illinois, Chicago, talk with Jeff Fox about their separate, but in some...Show More
MMP #16: Insights into Toxoplasma gondii parasites

37:41 | Sep 15th, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Emma Wilson. Emma H. Wilson of the University of California, Riverside, talks with Jeff Fox about efforts, with her collaborators to determine more precisely how Toxoplasma gondii parasites disrupt the mammalian bra...Show More
MMP015: A Scientific Roadmap for Antibiotic Discovery

37:28 | Aug 24th, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guests, Carolyn Shore and Ruben Tommasi. Carolyn Shore of Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C., and Ruben Tommasi of Entasis Therapeutics in Waltham, Massachusetts, talk with Jeff Fox about what’s needed to identify a...Show More
MMP014: A look at several microorganisms involved with electricity.

44:53 | Jun 29th, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guests, Gemma Reguera and Geoffrey Gadd. Gemma Reguera of Michigan State University in East Lansing and Geoffrey Gadd of the University of Dundee in Scotland talk with Jeff Fox about their efforts, to probe some of the ele...Show More
MMP013: Redetermining the ratio of microbial to human cells – correcting the widely held view that this ratio is 10 to 1

42:09 | Jun 1st, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guests, Ron Milo and Shai Fuchs. Ron Milo of Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and Shai Fuchs at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, talk with Jeff Fox about their efforts, with Ron Sender at...Show More
MMP012: Hydrogen from ground rocks can furnish microbial ecosystems with energy to drive growth.

43:38 | Apr 27th, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Jon Telling. Jon Telling of Bristol University in Bristol, United Kingdom talks with Jeff Fox about his findings suggesting that the grinding of glaciers over rocks can liberate hydrogen, which, in turn, drives the ...Show More
MMP011: Reexamining the emergence of land plants based on an analysis of the cell walls of charophycean green algae.

44:52 | Apr 8th, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guests, Øjvind Moestrup, Peter Ulvskov, and Jesper Harholt. Øjvind Moestrup and Peter Ulvskov, both at the University of Copenhagen and Jesper Harholt at Carlsberg Laboratory, also in Copenhagen, Denmark, talk with Jeff F...Show More
MMP010: Examining the gut microbiota of American Indians of Cheyenne and Arapaho ancestry with Cecil M. Lewis, Jr. and Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan.

43:47 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guests, Cecil M. Lewis, Jr. and Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan. Lewis and Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan—“Krithi”-- both from the University of Oklahoma in Norman talk with Jeff Fox about their analyses of the gut microbiomes...Show More
MMP009: Customizing phage by swapping tail genes to target specific pathogens with Timothy Lu.

41:37 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Timothy Lu. Lu, an Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, talks with Jeff Fox about effort...Show More
MMP008: Producing yeast strains for making lager beers with new flavor notes with Stijn Mertens.

42:40 | Jan 6th, 2016

Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Stijn Mertens. Mertens, a graduate student working with Kevin Verstrepen at the University of Leuven in Belgium, talks with Jeff Fox about their efforts to develop new yeast strains for making lager beers—imparting...Show More
MMP007: A virtual robot with its own virtual microbiome telling it what to do with Warren C. Ruder

46:35 | Dec 8th, 2015

Warren C. Ruder of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia talks with Jeff Fox about efforts to develop an electronic model system that incorporates a robot for a host and two slightly different kin...Show More
MMP006: A fused, single-subunit bacterial ribosome with Alexander Mankin and Michael Jewett

43:13 | Nov 5th, 2015

Alexander Mankin –called Shura --of the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Michael Jewett at Northwestern University talk with Jeff Fox about their recent success in joining the 30S and 50S bacterial ribosomal subunits into a single, functioning en...Show More
MMP005: Fruitflies, microbes, and aggression with Jeremy Brownlie

42:39 | Oct 2nd, 2015

Jeremy Brownlie of Griffıth University in Brisbane, Australia, talks with Jeff Fox about how bacteria influence aggressive behavior in an animal. Fruit flies infected with the wMelPop strain of Wolbachia were less aggressive than their uninfected pee...Show More
MMP004: Deep-Sea Archaea and the Tree of Life with Thijs Ettema

38:08 | Sep 8th, 2015

Thijs Ettema of Uppsala University in Sweden talks with Jeff Fox about a deep-sea archaeon, named Lokiarchaeum for the underwater volcano between Greenland and Norway near where it was found, that might be related to the last common ancestor of eukar...Show More
MMP003: Smallpox and the Native Americans with Paul Kelton

42:08 | Jul 29th, 2015

Paul Kelton of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, talks with Jeff Fox about the introduction of infectious diseases among Native American populations.  Kelton’s book Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: an Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1...Show More
MMP002: Ultrasmall bacteria with Birgit Luef and Chris Brown

54:04 | Jul 29th, 2015

Birgit Luef of Trondheim University in Norway and Chris Brown of the University of California, Berkeley, talk with Jeff Fox about ultrasmall bacteria.   Birgit Luef and Chris Brown of Jill Banfield’s lab at UC Berkeley went looking for bacteria wit...Show More
MMP001: Polio Virus Vesicles with Nihal Altan-Bonnet

49:22 | Jul 29th, 2015

Although virologists long assumed that lone viruses independently infect target cells, in the case of poliovirus and other enteroviruses, several viral particles can cluster within lipid vesicles—from which they collectively enter target cells, impro...Show More