Biodiversity Video Lectures
Biodiversity: Lecture Series
The Search for New Medicines
Each lecture is viewable via Flash in two sizes -- high-definition
or podcast-sized -- with closed-captions and chapter links.
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Lecture 1 — From Venoms to Drugs, by Baldomero M. Olivera, Ph.D.
Lecture 2 — Shedding Light on an Invisible World, by Bonnie L.
Lecture 3 — Biodiversity at a Snail's Pace, by Baldomero M.
Lecture 4 — Eavesdropping on Tiny Conspiracies, by Bonnie L.
Discussion Session — Exploring Biodiversity
Dr. E.O. Wilson, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
at Harvard University
Dr. Eric Chivian, Center for Health and the Global Environment at
Harvard Medical School.
Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D., Princeton University
Baldomero M. Olivera, Ph.D., University of Utah
Robert Tjian, Ph.D., President, HHMI.
Discussion Session — Q&A on Quorum Sensing
Dr. Bonnie Bassler discusses antibiotics development, quorum
sensing, and other topics related to bacteria in a
question-and-answer session with a student audience.
Discussion Session — Q&A on Cone Snails
Dr. Baldomero Olivera discusses various aspects of the biology of
the venomous cone snails in a question-and-answer session with a
“Last Chance to Know? Building the
Biogeography of an Ectomycorrhizal Fungus”
Dr. Ann Pringle
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Gonzalo Giribet
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Curator of Invertebrates, Museum of Comparative Zoology
Dr. Eric Chivian
Founder and Director of the Center for Health and the Global
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical
Dr. Peter Turnbaugh
Bauer Fellow, FAS Center for Systems Biology