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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 has continued to thrive as a research organisation with strong local and international linkages. In 2016, the Partner Laboratory Network almost doubled in size, with four new and promising early-career researchers establishing their laboratories at our existing host institutes and more institutes coming on board, and we continued to strengthen ties between the international and Australian research communities.

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.