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

Subscribe to our PHAVES Events Series

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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The potential of phage therapy in aquaculture


Sept 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (GMT-6) / 5:00 PM Zurich (GMT+2)

Bacterial diseases outbreaks in aquaculture, particularly during larval stages, often lead to massive mortalities of farmed fish. We have been focused on the potential administration of lytic phages, either as ¨smart¨ disinfectants of live feeds or as treatment for fish larvae in the hatchery. The genera of Flavobacterium and Vibrio have been the primary focus of our research because of their high significance on Baltic and Mediterranean aquaculture.

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

Panos Kalatzis is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, in the Middelboe Lab. Panos' research to date focuses on the potential administration of lytic bacteriophages against marine aquaculture diseases as well as the role of temperate phages in bacterial virulence, communication and fitness. Panos is also the co-founder of Aquatic Biologicals, the first marine biotechnology company in Greece, committed to preventing fish diseases in aquaculture.

Previous PHAVES

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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

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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

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]e.directory

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[August 15, 2020 Update]: Our seminar schedule is filling up fast! We only have one slot left for 2020, so if you'd like to present this year, sign up now!

If you're interested in presenting your research or your company's products, 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