Ratio Presents: Bacteriphages (with Andrey Letarov) |

Ratio Presents: Bacteriphages (with Andrey Letarov)

After decades of wide use of antibiotics, we are confronted with a massive health crisis caused by the rapid spread of the multidrug-resistant strains of bacteria that threatens to drive us back into the pre-antibiotic era. This global challenge urged the scientific and medical community to reconsider the hundred-years old approach of phage therapy.
Prof.Andrey Letarov from the laboratory of Microbial viruses at Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Moscow, Russia will give an overview of the main principles of the bacteriophage ecology and discuss the implications in the phage therapy.