Welcome to PHAVES!

We've heard from many of you that you're missing out on hearing about each other's phage work, and that you already miss talking to your fellow phage researchers and developers! So we're planning a series of virtual phage events for 2020 we're calling PHAVES.

We'll be experimenting with a range of formats, including seminars, flash talks, interviews, panels and more! Plus, we'll be incorporating opportunities to meet and chat with other phage enthusiasts, so bring your video-on attire!

Event recordings: Provided speakers give their consent, events will be recorded and shared here after the fact. (Speakers, let us know anytime if this will be an issue for you).

Event summaries: Event summaries will be written up and published in Capsid & Tail, our weekly newsletter. Sign up to receive it here: https://phage.directory/capsid

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Our events occur approximately every two weeks, 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.

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Upcoming PHAVE

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Learning How to Engineer Genomes by Building Phage


November 10, 5:30 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4) / November 11 at 9:30 AM AEST

In this talk I will share some research stories about highly engineered øX174 phage created in my group and what lessons we have learned about genome engineering in general and phage engineering in particular. Specifically I will present the design and characterization of the first fully decompressed genome created from the highly overlapped øX174 phage and attempts to finish the genetics of øX174.

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Paul Jaschke Profile Image

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

Dr. Paul Jaschke is an Assistant Professor in the Molecular Sciences Department of Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).

His research group is focused on using phage as models for issues faced during whole genome refactoring and while converting to new genetic codes.

Dr. Jaschke is also CSO of the start-up Hyperdrive Science which provides drug target identification services to pharmaceutical companies using phage. His lab is looking for collaborators who need help engineering phage.

Previous PHAVES

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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

Sabrina Green Profile Image

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?

Piotr Tynecki Profile Image

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:

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[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 fortnightly thanks to the hard work of the following individuals!

Jessica Sacher Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory

Stephanie Lynch Profile Image

PHAVES Project Coordinator

Jan Zheng Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory