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EMBL Australia Newsletter - August 2017

Newsletters / 2 August 2017

News this quarter:

  • Our Partner Laboratory Network is expanding and we’re looking for new group leaders
  • Nobel Laureate imparts lessons in perseverance to PhD Course students
  • Antibiotic insight may help in battle against ‘superbugs’
  • EMBL Australia PhD Course: 60 students, 57 presenters, 10 big days
  • EMBL alumni in Australia come together for the first time
  • PhD student’s imaging app impresses at VIZBI

And more:

  • Upcoming events
  • Jobs at EMBL Australia

Professor Ada Yonath is not one to back away from a challenge. It was this grit and determination that saw the Israeli crystallographer - and Nobel Laureate - overcome injury and jet lag to spend more than two hours entertaining and inspiring students at the EMBL Australia PhD Course.

EMBL Australia Group Leader Associate Professor Cryle co-led a team of researchers who have identified a key part of the process by which a common clinical antibiotic is formed – a finding that could potentially pave the way for novel compounds to tackle the problem of bacterial resistance. With 'superbugs' responsible for around 700,000 deaths globally a year, new types of antibiotics are urgently needed.