Science Education

Formerly known as European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences

Our inspiring educational experiences share the scientific discoveries of EMBL with young learners aged 10-19 years and teachers in Europe and beyond. We belong to EMBL’s Science Education and Public Engagement office.

ELLS simpleshow: How can structural biology help to fight flu?


The ELLS simpleshow is a short video clip which explains in a comprehensive and engaging way how structural biology can be used to help fight influenza.

The four-minute clip is a great tool to introduce students to the topics of influenza, infectious diseases, drugs discovery and structural biology.

The ELLS simpleshow was developed by ELLS in collaboration with scientists from EMBL Grenoble working on the EU-funded Flupharm project.


Further reading

29 Apr 2020

Understanding the influenza virus

The infectious disease commonly known as flu is caused by the influenza virus. It spreads around the world in seasonal outbreaks, causing millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths eac…


Topic area:  Structural & Computational biology

Age group:  16-19

Author: ELLS Team