Cafe Sci

Phages: the enemy of our enemy.

22nd April 2020

Meaghan Castledine will be telling us about how phage therapy can help us against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Bacteria and their viral “devourers” have been locked in a timeless battle. Now, as bacterial infections become antibiotic resistant, we are turning to these same viruses (“phage”) to treat disease. Could phage therapy replace antibiotics? How do phage overcome bacterial defences and beat resistance? Meaghan Castledine, a PhD student at the University of Exeter, discusses her research on phage therapy.

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