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Combined effect of bacteriophage treatment and chemical disinfection on surface-associated Pseudomonas aeruginosa


July 7, 2020
11:00 AM Eastern Time (GMT-4)
17:00 PM Zurich (GMT+2)

Thanks for coming! Elyse's talk was super interesting and we had around 50 attendees! You can find a recap here: https://phage.directory/capsid/phaves-recap-july-2020

In order for phages to be used as agents of environmental control of pathogens, it is necessary to understand how they may interact with other chemical disinfectants that may be used. In this study, biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were treated with combinations of a phage (P1 or JG4) and disinfectant (sodium hypochlorite) under wet conditions. Overall, it was found that phages were able to disrupt the biofilm and lead to additive synergistic effects when followed by chemical disinfection.

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PhD, postdoctoral fellow at Eawag

PhD, postdoctoral fellow at Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) in Zurich, Switzerland