TED talks

TED talks

Enkele voorbeelden van interessante Ted talks op het gebied van microbiologie.

Op de Website van Ted Talks kan je gericht zoeken met behulp van Engelse zoekwoorden, bijvoorbeeld microbiology, virus, bacteria, mycology, HIV/AIDS, fungus enz.:



Nathan Wolfe: The jungle search for viruses

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering deadly new viruses where they first emerge -- passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa -- before they claim millions of lives.



Ed Yong: Zombie roaches and other parasite tales

 In this fascinating, hilarious and ever-so-slightly creepy talk, science writer Ed Yong tells the story of his favorite parasites -- animals and organisms that live on the bodies (and brains!) of other organisms, causing them to do their bidding. Do humans have them too? Maybe



Paul Ewald: Can we domesticate germs?

Evolutionary biologist Paul Ewald drags us into the sewer to discuss germs. Why are some more harmful than others? How could we make the harmful ones benign? Searching for answers, he examines a disgusting, fascinating case: diarrhea.