Posters and presentation information
Thank you for considering to present your work as a poster at Phages 2016.
Please prepare your poster in A1 portrait format (59cm wide x 84cm long). Please do not laminate your poster. Further information about poster sizes can be found on the following link:
Posters larger than A1 will only be displayed subject to the availability of space.
Maximum capacity 20 A1 potrait posters
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Poster presenters will be required to send us their poster as PDF at least two weeks before the event. The posters will be made available via the event website or other electronic media after the event (see copyright terms).
Posters will be displayed for the full duration of the conference.Titles of accepted poster abstracts will be displayed below.
(Presenters in Bold)
If your abstract has been accepted for presentation but it does not appear in the list below, please let us know as soon as possible by email on PhageOxford@gmail.com.
A selection of posters can be downloaded on this link (password protected).
Characterization of lytic bacteriophages of Klebsiella pneumoniae with capsular depolymerases
Thomas C. Brook1, Tobi Tijani1, Preetha Shibu2, Hugo Donaldson2, Martha R. Clokie3, Jaspreet S. Sahota3, Anatoliy Markiv1, Anne. L. McCartney4 and Lesley Hoyles5
1 Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, University of Westminster, London, UK
2 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, UK
3 Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
4 Microbial Ecology & Health Group, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK
5 Division of Computational and Systems Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen responsible for a wide range of nosocomial and community-acquired infections. The bacterium is increasingly difficult to treat and K. pneumoniae is considered a reservoir of antimicrobial resistance genes, including those encoding resistance to carbapenems and colistin. K. pneumoniae forms biofilms that further…
Thermally Triggered Release of the Bacteriophage Endolysin CHAPK and the Bacteriocin Lysostaphin for the Control of MRSA
Hollie Hathaway1, Jude Ajuebor2, Aidan Coffey2, Ursula Potter3, J. Mark Sutton4, A. Toby A. Jenkins1*
1 Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, UK
2 Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
3 Microscopy and Analysis Suite, Faculty of Science, University of Bath, UK
4 Technology Development Group, Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, UK
Staphylococcus aureus infections of the skin and soft tissue pose a major concern to public health, largely owing to the steadily increasing prevalence of drug resistant isolates. As an alternative mode of treatment both bacteriophage endolysins and bacteriocins have been shown to possess antimicrobial efficacy against multiple species of bacteria including otherwise drug resistant strains. Despite this, the administration and exposure of such antimicrobials…
Development of phage therapy to treat dogs skin infection (Pyoderma) caused by Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
Łukasz Labudda1, Dorota Obałka2, Dominik Strapagiel3, Krystyna Bogucka1, Jowita Nowakowska1, Joanna Karczewska-Golec1 and Piotr Golec4
1 Department of Molecular Biology, University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
2 Veterinary clinic “Psiaki i inne futrzaki”, Gdansk, Poland
3 Biobank Lab, Department of Molecular Biophysics, University of Lodz, Poland
4 Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Gdansk) Polish Academy of Science, Gdansk, Poland
TThe Staphylococcus intermedius group (SIG) consists of three closely related coagulasepositive bacterial species including S. intermedius, S. pseudintermedius and S. delphini. Within the SIG, S. pseudintermedius represents the major pathogenic species and is involved in a wide variety of infections, mainly in dogs (it is also associated with pyoderma), but also, to a lesser degree, in other animals and humans. Antimicrobial agents…
Genomic diversity of bacteriophages associated with cattle slurry
Paul Sazinas 1, Jon Hobman 2 and Andrew Millard1
1 Microbiology and Infection Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK
2 School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, UK
There are ~1.8 million dairy cows in the UK, with the dairy farming industry contributing £3.8 billion to the economy . The UK dairy herd produces ~15 billion litres of milk per year and ~30 million tonnes of cattle slurry. On average a dairy cow produces 70 litres of faeces per day. Post-excretion, faeces are stored as slurry in vast quantities before being used as a fertiliser. As animal faeces…
In-Situ Infection-Responsive Coatings for Urinary Catheters
Scarlet E H Milo1, Naing T Thet1, Jonathan Nzakizwanayo2, Brian V Jones2,3, Toby A Jenkins1
1 Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
2 School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, BN2 4GJ, UK
3 Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Grinstead RH19 3DZ, UK
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections are recognised as the most common healthcare-associated infection in the acute care hospital setting. Intrinsic design problems of the Foley catheter facilitate colonisation by the crystalline biofilms of Proteus mirabilis. Production of urease results in elevation of urinary pH via the catalysed hydrolysis of urea to ammonia…
Isolation and host-range characterization of listeriaphages
Ibai Nafarrate, Ane del Río, Ainara García, Amaia Lasagabaster
AZTI, Food Research Division, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Astondo bidea, Ed. 609, 48160 Derio, Bizkaia, SP
The use of Listeria-infecting bacteriophages (listeriaphages) is considered as an alternative strategy to biocontrol Listeria monocytogenes in a variety of foods and food processing plants. Currently, two commercial listeriaphage products are available for use in the food industry. However, it is expected that many more phage products will appear on the market in the near and mid-term future…
Reduction of ESBL E. coli in poultry farming by preventative use of bacteriophages
Imke Schmidt1, Sophie Kittler2, Anna Bierbrodt3, Ruth Mengden2, Johannes Wittmann1, Tatiana Lehnherr4, Michael Fink3,4, Günter Klein2, Hansjörg Lehnherr4
1 Leibniz Institute DSMZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, Germany
2 Institute for Food Quality and Food Safety, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany
3 FINK TEC GmbH, Hamm, Germany
4 PTC Phage Technology Center GmbH, Bönen, Germany
Together with various forms of Escherichia coli infections, Colibacillosis is the most common bacterial disease of poultry and causes significant economic losses. Standard therapies include an immense use of antibacterial drugs which promotes the selection and spread of multidrug-resistant ESBL (extended-spectrum β-lactamases) E. coli…..
Characterization of the structure and metal binding of a bacteriophage HNH endonuclease
Sasha Weiditch1, Karen L.Maxwell2,3, Voula Kanelis1,4
1 Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Canada
2 Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, Canada
3 Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Canada
4 Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada
The last gene in the genome of the bacteriophage HK97 codes for gp74, an HNH endonuclease. HNH endonucleases digest DNA in the presence of metals and are characterized by two highly conserved His residues and an Asn residue.The HNH motif consists of a two-stranded antiparallel b-sheet that is flanked on one side by an a-helix, and is referred to as the bba-metal fold…
Isolation and characterisation of four novel bacteriophages infecting clinically relevant strains of Clostridium difficile
Michaella Whittle, Sarah A Kuehne and Nigel P Minton
BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC), Clostridia Research Group, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Clostridium difficile is a Gram positive, anaerobic, endospore-forming bacterium and one of the leading causes of hospital-acquired diarrhoea, causing a substantial financial burden on health systems. Routinely used treatments comprise the broad-spectrum antibiotics metronidazole and the ‘last-line-of-defence’ antibiotic vancomycin….