Health/Diagnostics

In Depth

E. coli K-12 turns 100 this year

While not your most obvious candidate for centenary celebrations, Brittany Niccum explains why we should commemorate the isolation of E. coli K-12 strain – arguably one of the most thoroughly studied…

Comment And Analysis

Understanding viral morphologies with next-generation cryo-EM

With diverse morphologies, our understanding of Archaeal viruses remains scant. Here, Prof Edward H Egelman discusses how his team applied advances in cryo-electron microscopy to uncover the atomic s…

Interviews

It’s all just a matter of perception

In anticipation of the announcement of this year’s competition winners, we asked previous winners a bit more about themselves and the process that led to their Olympus Image of the Year light microsc…

Focal Point

Flea bacteria

This digitally colourised scanning electron microscopic image depicts a number of yellow  Yersinia pestis bacteria.