It’s hard to get anywhere in microbiology without a microscope, and the cutting edge right now is cryo-electron microscopy, where samples are frozen in clear ice, so they stay in their natural state when they’re viewed.

In this week’s episode, Connor is joined by Dr Liz Wright from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who explains how technological advances have empowered researchers to unpick the structures of viruses like RSV, influenza, and HIV.

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