Bassler Lab Videos

Tiny Conspiracies (Part 1)

Bacteria communicate with chemical languages that allow them to synchronize their behavior and thereby act as multi-cellular organisms. This process, called quorum sensing, enables bacteria to do things they cant do as a single cell, like successfully infect and cause disease in humans. Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D., the Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and President-elect for the American Society for Microbiology, has been researching strategies that can interfere with quorum sensing and will hopefully yield novel antibiotics to prevent disease. In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video we present the full presentation Dr. Bassler gave at the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C. on June 18, 2009. Not only does Dr. Bassler explain the mechanisms of bacterial communication, but she also puts forth her theories on how we can disrupt this communication for human benefit.


Quorum sensing | Bonnie Bassler
Social behaviour of organisms | Bonnie Bassler
Microbes are going to save the world | Bonnie Bassler
Our new understanding of bacteria | Bonnie Bassler

Global infectious disease | Bonnie Bassler
Science Action: How is bacterial quorum sensing influenced by microfluidics?
NOVA scienceNOW : 26 - Profile : Bonnie Bassler
The Bioeconomy Blueprint Panel
The Bioeconomy Blueprint Panel
2,993 views | 50:07

Bonnie Bassler, 2012 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards Laureate for North America
Chemical Conversations: How Bacteria Talk to Each Other
Tiny Conspiracies (Part 1)
Tiny Conspiracies (Part 1)
1,708 views | 10:00
Bonnie Bassler (Princeton) Part 1: Bacterial Communication via Quorum Sensing

Bonnie Bassler: The secret, social lives of bacteria
Bonnie Bassler Discovers Quorum Sensing
Bonnie Bassler: Why American kids Are Behind in Science
Bonnie & Deadly Bacteria
Bonnie & Deadly Bacteria
3,263 views | 02:01