Building better antibiotics (by understanding the ribosome)

This week (and possibly a bit beyond), Nobel Intent will be bringing you coverage of a rather exceptional event, the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, being held in Germany. It's an annual meeting that brings together scientists in their formative stages—undergrads, grad students, and post-docs—and a collection of researchers who have won Nobel Prizes in the sciences for a series of lectures, discussions, and informal chats. The students, who come from around the globe, are chosen through a competitive process based on indications of their scientific potential; the speakers are chosen using much simpler criteria, and most years come from a single subject area: chemistry, physics, or physiology and medicine.

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