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A number of videos are available about the department, the classes we teach and the opportunities available. Closed captioning is available on all of our videos, simply click on CC on the lower toolbar when the video comes up.

Glass Lab - Fungi Communication and Interactions

UC Berkeley research has shown that each of the two strains of the fungus Neurospora crassa, which in this video are the green-stained strain and the red-stained strain, only fuse with their own kind. Although they may touch each other, they do not become one, unless they are of the same strain. In this video, black arrows point to meetings between two different strains, and the yellow arrows point to the fusing of two like strains. (N. Louise Glass video) -- Fungi Networking

Komeili Lab - Magnetic Bacteria Videos

A series of videos on Magnetotactic Bacteria. -- Komeili Lab

Steve Ruzin - Microscopy Documentary on PBS

In this video, various scholars discuss the electron microscope that is housed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Its ability to make images to a resolution half the width of a hydrogen atom makes it the most powerful microscope in the world. -- Science KQED

A Conversation with Andrew Benson - hosted by Professor Bob Buchanan

The Calvin-Benson Cycle was discovered by Melvin Calvin, James Bassham, and Andrew Benson at the University of California, Berkeley by using the radioactive isotope carbon-14. It is one of the light-independent reactions used for carbon fixation. -- The Calvin-Benson Cycle

Microbes After Hours - The Secret Language of Bacteria

How microbes "talk" with one another featuring Professor Steven Lindow. -- Language of Bacteria

Fossil Fuel Bioprocessing

Dr. John D. Coates discussing the process and consequences of oil recovery. -- Fuel Bioprocessing

NSF Science 360 - Be Curious

Q&A of Researcher Damon Lisch on being curious and following your passion. -- Curiousity and Passion

NOVA scienceNOW - From Pond Scum to Power

Interactive video from PBS NOVA on "Algae Fuel" by Professor Kris Niyogi. -- Scum to Power

TWiV - This Week on Virology - Cal Bears go Viral

Podcast on Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus and dengue virus featuring Britt Glaunsinger. -- Podcast 

Tobacco to Biofuels

Tobacco to biofuels project featuring Peggy Lemaux, Kris Niyogi, Anastasios Melis, and others. -- FOLIUM Project

Podcast / Webcast

Spring 2013

Bio 1A - General Biology
Instructor: Markus Pauly, Michael Meighan, Robert L. Fischer, David A. Weisblat

Spring 2012
Instructor: Richard Malkin, Gary L. Firestone, Michael Meighan, Fyodor Urnov
Instructor: Robert L. Fischer, Jennifer C. Fletcher
Spring 2011
PMB C148 - Microbial Genomics and Genetics (cross-listed with MCB C148)
Instructor: Daniel Barsky, N. Louise Glass