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

We currently don't have any events scheduled — Please check back soon for our next event, or subscribe to our PHAVES Events Series to get notifications of future events!

Previous PHAVES

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Exploring phage therapy as a treatment against Staphylococcus pseudintermedius infections in canines

Stephanie Lynch Profile Image

PhD student at La Trobe University; Volunteer PHAVES Coordinator at Phage Directory

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Phage researcher & veterinarian perspective: Phage therapy to combat a shell infection in a sea turtle

Prof. Julianne Grose Profile Image

Prof. Julianne Grose

Professor at Brigham Young University

Dr. Whitney Greene Profile Image

Dr. Whitney Greene


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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

Gina Suh Profile Image

Gina Suh

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

John Haverty Profile Image

John Haverty

Phage therapy recipient

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Phage therapy for difficult-to-treat infections in children

Ameneh Khatami Profile Image

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

Laura Damioli, MD Profile Image

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

PhD student at La Trobe University; Volunteer PHAVES Coordinator at Phage Directory

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?

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:

Sign Up to Present

If you're interested in presenting your research or your company's products in 2022, 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

PhD student at La Trobe University; Volunteer PHAVES Coordinator at Phage Directory

Jan Zheng Profile Image

Co-founder of Phage Directory