Buon compleanno! Celebrating 20 years of EMBL Rome
Friends old and new mark the occasion in style
Members of the EMBL community and friends gathered in Rome on 8 July to celebrate a special anniversary: EMBL Rome’s 20th. Phil Avner, Head of EMBL Rome, welcomed EMBL Director General Edith Heard and other guests to the event. The beautiful summer’s day provided the perfect backdrop for elegant al fresco dining, relaxed mingling, and an assortment of games. It was an occasion to reflect with pride on the achievements of the past 20 years, and to look forward to the planned refurbishment of the EMBL Rome site, and to more great science in the coming years.
To study the effect of commonly used drugs on bacterial envelopes, EMBL scientists applied a biochemical assay using a colour reaction. The deeper the red, the stronger the disruptive effect of the drug.