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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.