Welcome to PHAVES!

A seminar series for all phage enthusiasts around the world, from researchers to biotech companies to clinicians! Suitable for those starting their phage journey through to senior phage experts!

How PHAVES came about

During the pandemic, we heard from many of you that you were missing out on hearing about each other's phage work, and missing talking to your fellow phage researchers and developers! So we started a series of virtual phage events in 2020 called PHAVES.

We like to experiment with a range of formats, including seminars, AMAs, interviews, panels and more! Plus, we love to incorporate opportunities to meet and chat with other phage enthusiasts.

Event recordings: Most events are recorded and shared in Capsid & Tail and on YouTube after the fact. (Prospective speakers, let us know anytime if this will be an issue for you). Videos are posted on our Youtube channel: https://phage.directory/youtube

Event summaries: Event summaries are written up and published in Capsid & Tail, our weekly newsletter, usually the third week of each month. Sign up to receive it here: https://phage.directory/capsid

Subscribe to our PHAVES Events Series

Our events occur approximately every month, and we will email you the details the day of the event. Remembering to sign up for every event can get tedious, so you can just sign up here if you'd like to get updates for every event! (If it gets to be too much, unsubscribing is easy).

Once you're signed up, event details will be sent the day of each event.

Upcoming PHAVES

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Phage Phun!


Last Wed of month at 9AM or 3PM Pacific. Next: Wed, Sept 29 at 3PM Pacific

We had so much fun with you all at the ‘Phage Phun’ sessions at Evergreen, that we’ve decided to incorporate these at the end of each month for the phage community at large!

Phage Phun: informal, self-serve Zoom breakout rooms, where you can hop between topic-based rooms and meet new phage phriends! At Evergreen we had rooms like ‘Catching up with phriends’, ‘Phage Therapy’, ‘Troubleshooting: bring a problem, get a solution’, ‘Phage in the Phield’ and more.

These will not be recorded; rather, the rooms will be open and you will be welcome to join and bring your coffee (or beer or other beverage!) and chat with others there.

We'll be hosting these monthly, at alternating times (9AM Pacific, then 3PM Pacific, repeating) on the last Wednesday of each month!

This webinar is sponsored by Phage Futures Europe 2021. Register here for their upcoming translational phage therapy conference, Nov 23-24, in Brussels, Belgium. Use code PD10 for 10% off!

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Details for individual events will be sent out right before the event starts.

Previous PHAVES

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Clinical phage therapy: Learning from patients

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Saima Aslam

Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Director of Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases service, Clinical lead at UCSD's IPATH

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Molecular multitasking: inhibition of phage infection by aminoglycoside antibiotics

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Aël Hardy

PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

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Phage therapy: a doctor-patient experience

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Gina Suh

Infectious Diseases physician with expertise in musculoskeletal infectious diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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John Haverty

Phage therapy recipient

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Phage therapy for difficult-to-treat infections in children

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Ameneh Khatami

Senior lecturer in Child and Adolescent Health for The University of Sydney and paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead

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Viral Host Range Database, an online tool for recording, analyzing and disseminating virus-host interactions

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Quentin Lamy-Besnier

PhD Candidate at Institut Pasteur in Dr. Laurent Debarbieux’s Bacteriophage, Bacterium Host laboratory

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Freedom from antibiotic purgatory?: Salvage phage therapy for cure of spinal hardware infection

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Laura Damioli, MD

Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases, Director, Orthopedic Infectious Diseases | University of Colorado Anschutz

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Greg Canfield, MD, PhD

ID Fellow, PGY6 | Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Anschutz

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Interview with Dr. Randy Fish on successfully treating diabetic foot wounds with phages

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Dr. Randy Fish, DPM

Podiatrist in chronic wound healing and clinical research using bacteriophage in diabetic foot infections, Tacoma Diabetic Foot Clinic and PhageBiotics Research Foundation

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Jack of all strains, master of none? Host range and efficacy in phages of a phytopathogenic bacterium

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Clara Torres-Barceló

Plant Pathology Unit, INRAE, Avignon, France

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Phage Therapy: The Australian Experience

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Jonathan Iredell

Senior Infectious Diseases Specialist at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia

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Phages as a teaching tool, and stories from 60 years of phage

Betty Kutter Profile Image

Head of the phage biology lab and professor emeritus at the Evergreen State College

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2021 Kickoff party!

Stephanie Lynch Profile Image

Volunteer PHAVES Coordinator

Jessica Sacher Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory

Jan Zheng Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory

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Learning How to Engineer Genomes by Building Phage

Paul Jaschke Profile Image

Assistant Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and CSO of Hyperdrive Science

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Up scaling phage production in a small biotech company

Emma Bell Profile Image

Principle Bacteriophage Scientist at Fixed Phage

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The potential of phage therapy in aquaculture

Panos Kalatzis Profile Image

Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, and co-founder of Aquatic Biologicals

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TAILORing Phage Therapy for the Gut and Beyond

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Maresso Lab, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States Tailor Service Center, Houston, TX, United States

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Boosting phage exploration by Artificial Intelligence: what could data science do for your research?

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R&D Manager, AI Software Engineer , PhD student. PhageAI co-creator, Phages2050 promoter. @ptynecki

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Virtual phage series kick-off party: Welcome to PHAVES!

Jessica Sacher Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory

Jan Zheng Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory

Present, or suggest a speaker, topic!

Do you have a topic in mind or a person you'd love to hear from? (Eg. I'd like to hear Betty Kutter give an overview of the history of phage therapy; or, I'd like to hear phage therapy biotech companies discuss how they're designing their clinical trials).

Submit your nominations on Slack: https://phage.directory/slack

Email us at: [email protected]

Or sign up to speak below:

Sign Up to Present

[October 2020 Update]: Our seminar schedule for 2020 is full, but we are considering If launching PHAVES Season 2 for 2021. If you're interested in presenting your research or your company's products in 2021, please sign up below. We'll get in touch to chat about the best format, length, and specifics.


PHAVES is brought to you thanks to the hard work of the following individuals!

Jessica Sacher Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory

Stephanie Lynch Profile Image

Volunteer PHAVES Coordinator

Jan Zheng Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory