New episode of Scientific American's 60 Second Science

Microfluidic droplets with cultivated bacteria. Source: Sundar Hengoju, Leibniz-HKI

Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum talks with Scientific American about the search for new antibiotics using droplet-based microfluidics in the current episode of 60 Second Science .

In a conversation with Sarah Vitak, the biotechnologist explains how millions of unknown soil bacteria can be cultivated in tiny droplets to search for new antibiotic producers. This new high-throughput method was described in the publication by Lisa Mahler and colleagues in the journal eLife (Mahler et al., eLife 2021).

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Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum