This Week in Virology

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episode 548: Mice, shrews, and caterpillars

Vincent travels to the European Congress of Virology in Rotterdam and with local co-host Marion Koopmans speak with Martin Beer, Stephan Gunther, and Vera Ross about their careers and their work on Lassa virus, Borna virus, and insect viruses. Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Marion Koopmans Guests: Martin Beer, Stephan Gunther, and Vera Ros Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode

  • ECV2019
  • Partnerships not parachutes (TWiV 413)
  • Fatal Borna disease virus infection in transplant recipients (NEJM)
  • Sequencing of 2018 Lassa virus outbreak (Science)
  • Zombie caterpillar behavior (Parasitol)
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
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 2019-05-19  1h11m