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7th World Conference on Targeting Phage Therapy Scheduled for June 2024 in Malta

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Mitochondria-Microbiota Task Force

7th World Conference on Targeting Phage Therapy


The 7th annual World Conference on Targeting Phage Therapy will be held on June 20-21, 2024 at Corinthia Palace Malta.

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Credit: Targeting Phage Therapy 2024

The 7th annual World Conference on Targeting Phage Therapy, focusing on the latest phage research, challenges, and future directions, is set to convene in Malta. This event will gather leading experts, researchers, and healthcare professionals to discuss advancements in phage therapy applications.

Date: June 20-21, 2024  
Venue: Corinthia Palace, Malta


Agenda Highlights:

Day 1 - June 20, 2024

  • Keynote: Exploration of phage, phageome, and phage therapy.
  • Session 1: Analysis of phages and hosts including recent developments.
  • Session 2: Examination of microbiome & phageome interactions, and their medical implications.
  • Round Table: Discussion on establishing a task force for phages and microbiome research.

Day 2 - June 21, 2024

  • Session 3: Trends in phage therapy, including overcoming resistance and clinical study design.
  • Session 4: Presentations on academic and industrial innovations.
  • Session 5: Ethical and regulatory considerations in phage therapy.


Statement from the Scientific Board

Marvin Edeas, the President of the  Scientific Board, shared what we're aiming for with this Phage therapy 2024 conference: "We're really looking to take phage therapy to the next level, making it useful for a wider range of health issues, beyond just infections. We see phages as a powerful tool for managing the body's microbiota, which could really revolutionize how we care for patients".


Scientific Board 2024

Barbara Brenner, Kanzlei BRENNER, Germany                    

Domenico Frezza, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Martha Clokie, Editor in Chief of PHAGE Journal, University of Leicester, United Kingdom                 

Daniel De Vos, Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Belgium

Mariagrazia Di Luca, University of Pisa, Italy

Marvin Edeas, INSERM – Institut Cochin, Université de Paris, France

Ekaterina Chernevskaya, Federal research and clinical center of intensive care medicine and rehabilitology, Russia                    

Cara Fiore, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA

Anders Nilsson, Stockholm University, Sweden

Jean-Paul Pirnay, Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Belgium

Anna Pistocchi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Brieuc Van Nieuwenhuyse, UCLouvain, Belgium

William Summers, Retired Professor at Yale University, USA


For more information and updates, visit the conference website.

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