We’re kicking off with some content from our December issue this week! First up, Ewoud van Tricht gives us an insight into the novel analytical methods that could streamline COVID-19 vaccine development at Janssen. Victoria Samanidou also shares her thoughts on digital teaching and asks whether the new norm is truly a good substitute for its physical counterpart? Finally, we’ve got two shorter reads; one covering a world record in trace gas detection and the other looking at a newly discovered biofluorescence trait in the eminently odd platypus. Enjoy!


Lauren Robertson, Deputy Editor

Better Methods for Better Vaccines
12/01/2020 | Ewoud van Tricht
Ewoud van Tricht explores three novel methods that could streamline the development of adenovirus vaccines for COVID-19 at Janssen
Digital Overdose: The New Academic Reality
11/19/2020 | Victoria Samanidou
Can electronic tools fill the void left behind by physical meetings in the age of COVID-19?
Image of the Month: Perplexing Platypus
12/02/2020 | Lauren Robertson
Thought the platypus was weird already? Now it appears they glow under UV light too…
Breaking Records in Gas Detection
12/02/2020 | Matthew Hallam
A new spectroscopy approach to trace gaseous impurity detection promises unparalleled sensitivity
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