Exploiting bacteriophages for bioscience, biotechnology and medicine


Exploiting bacteriophages for bioscience, biotechnology and medicine 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

 40% off the registration fee when you enter the code – SPEAKERD – during your online registration


 Bacteriophages are the source of many biochemical reagents and technologies, indispensable for modern molecular biology.  Furthermore, phages are being exploited in other areas of biotechnology, including diagnostics, prophylaxis and other aspects of food microbiology. In recent years there has been a growing interest in developing phages for therapeutic purposes (phage therapy) as natural alternatives to antibiotics. The inexorable rise in the incidence of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens, coupled with the disappointingly low rate of emergence of new, clinically useful antibiotics, has refocused attention on the potential utility of phages for treating human and animal disease. Examples of the roles of phages in fundamental biological research and in medical and industrial biotechnologies will be discussed at this meeting

Talks include

  • Ecological Aspects of Bacteriophage in the Wider Environment
  • Isolation of a bacteriophage cocktail effective on the eradication of staphylococcus aureus biofilms
  • Regulation of bacterial transcription by non-bacterial transcription factors
  • Use of bacteriophage to detect viable mycobacteria in blood within 48 h
  • Enhancement of the antimicrobial properties of bacteriophage k via stabilisation in oil-in-water nano-emulsions
  • Genomic and biological analyses of bacteriophages: a model for pseudomonas syringae phage-therapy
  • Mining the microbiota for novel phage therapies
  • Blocking Cell Signalling with Recombinant Antibodies
  • Temperate phages infecting Pseudomonas aeruginosa in chronic lung infections


If you would like to attend please contact Leon Pein

Email:   Phone: (+44) 07507 799380


You can register at


This will be held at Cineworld: The O2 Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX, United Kingdom

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