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).

Request Phage IsolationLab tips
Posted 9 days 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 24 days 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 24 days 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 2 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 2 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)