C&T Round Up for February!

Issue 165 | February 25, 2022
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This week, we highlight the features we published in Feb — learn about digital phagograms, phageSuisse and the recently held Bacteriophage Therapy Summit!


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What’s New

Phage therapy protocol approved: Phage Australia, a network of phage researchers and clinicians, are excited to announce the approval of the STAMP phage therapy protocol. which regulates the process of phage therapy rather than a phage product specifically.

Clinical StudiesPhage Therapy

Paper: Phage banks as potential tools to rapidly and cost-effectively manage antimicrobial resistance in the developing world

AMRBiobankResearch paper

Preprint: A five-fold expansion of the global RNA virome reveals multiple new clades of RNA bacteriophages

PreprintRNA phages

Paper: Rapid assessment of phage therapeutic suitability using an ensemble machine learning approach

Machine learningPhage biologyResearch paper

Paper: Systematic analysis of putative phage‑phage interactions on minimum‑sized phage cocktails

Microbe-phage interactionsResearch paper

Latest Jobs

Phage engineeringResearch Fellow
Research Fellow: Work with a team of researchers to work on phage genome engineering, phage display, and directed evolution.
Bioinformatics and genome engineering positions: Join CSIRO to deliever bioinformatic innovations to combat AMR and design novel drugs and vaccines.

Community Board

Anyone can post a message to the phage community — and it could be anything from collaboration requests, post-doc searches, sequencing help — just ask!

𝔸𝕕𝕣𝕚𝕒𝕟𝕒 ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕠𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕒 on Twitter: “I’m discussing Phage Phriday: Phages in Italy with @MotherOfPhage, @PaulPirnay, and Phage Club. Phorza Italia! See you tomorrow, Feb 25 at 11:00 AM PST in @clubhouse. Join us!”

ClubhousePhage Club

Want an update on the current state of phage therapy in Australia? Get your bite-sized fix with #PhageBites! The Australian Society for Microbiology’s Bacteriophage SIG online symposium is March 1st – register here to hear from PhD/ECR speakers @_reneenicole, @RRocapinilla, @KatharineMuscat & @NandoGordillo. Plus a phage expert panel @Iredell_Lab, @JeremyJBarr & Dr. Sandra Morales!

Phage TherapySymposiumVirtual Event

C&T Round Up for February!

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Phage microbiologist and co-founder of Phage Directory

Phage characterization, Phage-host interactions, Phage Therapy, Molecular Biology, Phage manufacturing

I’m a co-founder of Phage Directory and have a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Alberta (I studied Campylobacter phage biology). For Phage Directory, I help physicians find phages for their patients, and I’m always trying to find new ways to help the phage field grow (especially through connecting people and highlighting awesome stuff I see happening in the field).

I spent 2022-2024 as a postdoc in Jon Iredell’s group at Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, helping get Phage Australia off the ground. I helped set up workflows for phage sourcing, biobanking, diagnostics, production, purification and QC of therapeutic phage batches, and helped build data collection systems to track everything we did. We treated more than a dozen patients in our first year, and I’m so proud of that!

In 2024, I’ll be starting a new (phage-y) chapter back in North America… stay tuned!

In this month’s Capsid & Tail Monthly Round Up issue, we’re highlighting the three feature articles we published in February. Be sure to check them out if you missed them, and let us know if you have thoughts, comments or questions! Reach us anytime by email or Slack!

C&T Throwback!

There’s lots of great phage stuff in the C&T archive! Check out this article on Phage therapy in the human gut by Sabrina Green!

Thanks so much to Steph Lynch for finding and summarizing updates, jobs and community posts this week!

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