Community Board

Have a question or request for the phage community? Post it here and reach > 200 phage enthusiasts spanning academia, industry, medicine, and beyond. Feel free to be creative about what you might ask! (e.g. Collaborations, advice, seeking opportunities).

Collaboration Request Sequencing
Posted 13 hours ago

Seeking collaborator for phage and host sequencing

Name: Irshad Ul Haq, PhD, Assistant Professor
Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Organization: University of Haripur

We are seeking help/collaboration on phage and host sequencing. We don’t have any resources to do the sequencing of these, and therefore would like to connect with someone who would want to collaborate. Please email me at [email protected].

Workshop Phage
Posted 22 days ago

Thank you to participants of the 2019 Latin America Phage Workshop

Name: Ednner Emmanuel Victoria Blanco

Thank you to all the students from Latin America for participating in this 2019 phage course, and special thanks to Martin Loessner and Alejandro Reyes for the amazing lectures and workshop. Hope to see you all soon!

Phage Directory Phage TherapyVeterinary MedicineCanine
Posted 22 days ago

Seeking Pseudomonas phages for a canine ear infection

Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Organization: Phage Directory

We are seeking Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages to treat a dog’s antibiotic-resistant ear infection. Please get in touch with us by email at [email protected] if you are willing to test your phages on the dog’s strain, or to send phages on behalf of this dog.

Phage Directory New VolunteersAnnouncement
Posted 22 days ago

Welcome, new volunteers!

Organization: Phage Directory

We have our first Phage Directory volunteer! Cathy Nguyen will be helping with Capsid & Tail’s What’s New and Jobs section. We also welcome our first guest writer this week, Lucy Furfaro!

If you’d like to help (or be kept up to date on other volunteer opportunities), email [email protected]. If you’d like to contribute a guest article, email [email protected] for details.

Request for participation AMRPhage IsolationPhage Therapy
Posted a month ago

Seeking environmental samples for phage hunts!

Name: Steffanie Strathdee
Location: San Diego, CA
Organization: IPATH

Want to help #phagetherapy patients? Our collaboration between @IPATH & @TAMU_CPT needs environmental samples for #phagehunts! You can help by sending soil samples to @TAMU_CPT. Message Steffanie Strathdee (@chngin_the_wrld) on Twitter for details and may the #phage be with you! #AMR #superbugs #AntibioticResistance

Collaboration Request Phage BiocontrolPhage Therapy
Posted a month ago

Seeking collaborators and guidance for phage research

Name: Raniero Lorenzetti
Location: Rome, Italy
Organization: IZSLT

Our group is looking to begin isolating and characterizing phages, first against fish pathogens, mainly at the molecular level. In the future, we will seek to exploit phages to control many animal pathogens. We are seeking help and support from phage experts during the learning curve process. I would also be very grateful if a phage lab could host me as a visiting scientist for a few days, to help me get acquainted with the process of phage manipulation. Please contact me at [email protected] to talk about this further.

Postdoc Medical microbiologyPhage Therapy
Posted a month ago

Seeking postdoctoral opportunity in medical microbiology / phage therapy

Name: Prasanth Manohar
Organization: Vellore Institute of Technology

I have completed my Ph.D. at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India. My research project deals with the characterization of bacteriophages infecting E. coli, K. pneumoniae and Enterobacter species. I have expertise in working with carbapenem-resistant clinical bacteria and studying the antibacterial activity of phages in vivo. In the future, I am looking forward to do my post-doctoral research in the field of Medical Microbiology, especially phage therapy. Please email me at [email protected] if you know of opportunities!

Request for feedback Phage SusceptibilityNew technologyExpired
Posted 2 months ago

Seeking feedback on a new phage susceptibility testing platform

Name: Michael Van Delle
Organization: Adventus Research + Consulting

University of Toronto researchers have developed a novel phage susceptibility testing platform. To understand the need for such a solution, Adventus Research + Consulting is reaching out to phage community experts, stakeholders and researchers for feedback. Honoraria are offered in exchange for your feedback (either via phone or survey). Email Michael Van Belle at [email protected] to participate!

Request Phage IsolationLab tips
Posted 3 months ago

Seeking tips on how to isolate P. larvae phages

Name: Heather Hendrickson
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Organization: Massey University

Phage Friends! We need help! We have processed over 300 soil samples looking for phages on Paenibacillus larvae… (the bee pathogen) here in NZ. Have you ever looked SO HARD for a phage and not found one? Suggestions? Ideas? Sympathy? PLEASE? (Bonus: check out all the tips the phage community has already shared via Twitter!)

Collaboration Request Phage Therapy
Posted 3 months ago

Seeking collaborators and guidance for new phage therapy center

Name: Gunaraj Dhungana
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization: Tribhuvan University

My name is Gunaraj Dhungana, I’m a Ph.D scholar from the central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. We have been working on the characterization and preparation of a phage bank to establish a phage therapy centre in Nepal. We are seeking collaborations and guidance to establish the centre. Please email me at [email protected] if you are willing to offer advice or would like to talk about collaborating.

Phage Request Phage TherapyVeterinary Medicine
Posted 3 months ago

Update: Citrobacter phages for sea turtle

Organization: Phage Directory

We are still seeking Citrobacter phages to treat a sea turtle’s antibiotic-resistant shell infection. If you can help, please email [email protected]!

Progress so far:
Good news! At least one phage active against the turtle’s Citrobacter strain has been found, and the FDA has given its approval to proceed with getting phages ready for this case.

PhD Project Phage PhD project
Posted 4 months ago

Seeking PhD opportunity

Name: Silviane Miruka

I am a student seeking a PhD opportunity in a phage lab. I recently did a project for my master’s thesis titled “Molecular Detection of Pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus Using Phage Based Genetic Markers.” Please email me at [email protected] or find me on Twitter @m_silviane if you know of any opportunities.

PhD Project Phage PhD project
Posted 4 months ago

Seeking PhD opportunity

Name: Mahmuda Akter
Organization: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research

I have been working at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) and earned my M.S. degree from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. I was awarded joint funding from icddr,b and SIDA to isolate and characterize Shigella phages. I have isolated more than 100 Shigella phages, characterized their host ranges and sequenced some of these in collaboration with Martha Clokie and Nathan Brown. I have 10 publications as a co-author and have shared my data at two international meetings: VoM (2012) and Evergreen (2015). Please email me at [email protected] if you know of opportunities.

PhD Project AquaculturePhage PhD projectPhage Therapy
Posted 4 months ago

Seeking PhD opportunity

Name: Muhammad Akmal
Organization: Pukyong National University

I am Muhammad Akmal, working as a Lecturer at the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan since July 2014, where I also received my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fisheries and Aquaculture. I am now pursuing a second Masters in Fisheries Science at Pukyong National University, South Korea (ends Feb. 2019). Previously I worked on isolation and characterization of fish pathogenic Aeromonas hydrophila for the possible control of motile aeromonas septicemia in fish. Now I am searching for a PhD position in phage therapy-related aquaculture. I am open to any available opportunity where I can learn more about the phage therapy, especially in control of disease in aquaculture. Please email Rana at [email protected] if you know of any opportunities.

Request BioinformaticsPhage GenomesAI
Posted 4 months ago

Seeking complete phage genome sequences with lytic/lysogenic labels

Name: Piotr Tynecki

I’m working on a deep learning-based analysis of phage genomes considering their lytic/lysogenic potential. I’m looking for complete phage genome sequences in FASTA format with lytic/lysogenic labels that have been confirmed by domain experts. Email Piotr at [email protected] or tweet @ptynecki if you can help!

Phage Request Phage Immunity Systems
Posted 4 months ago

Seeking diverse Salmonella phages

Name: Sian Owen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Organization: Harvard Medical School

I’m a postdoc at Harvard Medical School researching a novel phage-immunity system in Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium. I’m looking for characterised (and ideally genome sequenced/published) phages infecting S. Typhimurium to test against the system. So far I have the phages P22, BTP1, det7, 9NA and FelixO1, but I would really like some more diverse Salmonella phages, particularly those that adsorb to non-LPS receptors. Note: other collaborators in this project are located in the UK, so I am looking for people who could send phages to either the US or the UK. Email Sian at [email protected] if you can help!

Request NonprofitLab SuppliesDonation Request
Posted 4 months ago

Seeking micropipette donations

Name: Tobi Nagel
Location: Oakland, CA
Organization: Phages for Global Health

Hi phage community! Do you have any old micropipettes that you’re ready to get rid of? If so, Phages for Global Health regularly needs micropipette donations for our laboratory training workshops in Africa. We could use any sizes 10 - 1000 uL. Please email me if you have any donations or questions: [email protected].

Phage Directory Update
Posted 4 months ago

Welcome to Phage Directory, new labs!

Check out the 17 new labs we just added to Phage Directory! We just made our signup process faster, so if you’ve thought about signing up your lab, now’s the time!

Request BioinformaticsPhage GenomesMentorship
Posted 4 months ago

Seeking help with phage genome bioinformatics

Name: Gunaraj Dhungana
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization: Tribhuvan University

My name is Gunaraj Dhungana, I’m a Ph.D scholar from the central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. We have sequenced the whole genome of four lytic phages against carbapenem-resistant and colistin resistant clinical isolates like Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Salmonella spp and Pseudomonas aeruginosa by next-generation sequencing using Illumina platform. I am searching for help/advice/mentorship with the bioinformatic analysis of sequenced data. Please email me at [email protected].

Phage Hunt Phage TherapyVeterinary Medicine
Posted 4 months ago

Seeking Citrobacter phages for a sea turtle

Organization: Phage Directory

On New Year’s Eve, we got a request for Citrobacter phages to treat a sea turtle’s antibiotic-resistant shell infection. If you can help, please email [email protected]!

Update:
THANK YOU to the labs of @GroseLab of BYU, @RandallJDeJong and @insectmicrobejr of Calvin College, @phage4lyfe of MSU, @BryanGibb2 of NYIT, and Ben Chan of Yale for offering to supply/test phages so far!

Thanks also to @chngin_the_wrld and @phagehunter of @ipath_ucsd for helping coordinate efforts!

Lastly, thanks to the 200+ people on Twitter who’ve helped spread the word about this turtle to 20,000+ people and counting!

Phage Directory
Posted 4 months ago

Community Board Intro

Organization: Phage Directory

Have a question or request for the phage community? Post it here and reach > 200 phage enthusiasts spanning academia, industry, medicine, and beyond. Feel free to be creative about what you might ask! (e.g. collaborations, advice, seeking opportunities)