Improving Phages Through Experimental Evolution

Dr. Frederic Bertels from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany will join the 7th World Congress Targeting Phage Therapy.

Topic: Improving Phages Through Experimental Evolution. 

Key points

  • Overview of lab projects focusing on experimental evolution approaches to study phages.
  • Experimental evolution enables:
    1. Modification of host ranges of phages.
    2. Examination of how antibiotics impact resistance evolution.
    3. Alteration of phage life history traits.
  • Experimental evolution serves as the primary tool for developing PhiX174, a model phage, into a therapeutic agent.

Targeting Phage Therapy 2024
June 20-21, 2024 – Malta