EMBL is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our staff and visitors
research sites are closed to external visitors and most staff are working from
home – when able to do so. The safety of our staff, their families, our
research colleagues, and our local communities is of paramount importance. Small
teams are regularly visiting our sites for essential activity including our
data services, support for our animal facilities and maintenance of core
As Europe’s leading life sciences institution, EMBL is also supporting the global research and response effort to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.