Posters and presentation information
Thank you for considering to present your work as a poster at Phages 2017.
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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.
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Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages specific to Clostridium bifermentans
Wichuda Phothichaisri1, Tavan Janvilisri1, Puey Ounjai2, Surang Chankhamhaengdecha2, Amornrat Aroonnual3
1 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
3 Department of Tropical Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Clostridium bifermentans is an anaerobic bacterium, which is useful for various fermentation processes. It is capable of converting organic wastes into biofuel or important metabolites, such as alcohol and lactic acid. However, knowledge on bacteriophage specific to this organism, which is the factor to increase stability and productivity of using this fermenting bacterium, is still limited. In this study, two bacteriophages were isolated from soil samples. Both of them showed lytic activity against tested C. bifermentans strains…
Changes in the Functional Activity of Phi11 Cro Protein Is Mediated by Various Ions
Avijit Das and Malabika Biswas
Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus, NH17B, Zuarinagar, Goa, India
Phi11, a temperate bacteriophage of Staphylococcus aureus, has been found to harbor a cro repressor gene which facilitates Phi11 to adopt the lytic mode of development. The Cro protein has been found to bind very specifically to a 15-bp operator DNA, located in the Phi11 cI-cro intergenic region. To investigate the effects exerted by different ions upon the interaction between Cro and its cognate operator DNA, we have employed gel shift assays as well as circular dichroism spectral analysis…
Phage-host interactions of the dairy bacterium Streptococcus thermophilus
Katherine Lavelle 1,2, Ines Martinez 3, Gabriele A. Lugli 4, Marco Ventura 4, Fabio dal Bello 3, Douwe van Sinderen 1,2 and Jennifer Mahony 1,2
1 School of Microbiology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
2 APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
3 Sacco s.r.l., Cadorago, Italy
4 Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Bacteriophages (or phages) capable of infecting dairy starter cultures, which are employed in the conversion of milk to products such as yogurt and cheese, are a major threat to the dairy fermentation industry. In this context, their presence and proliferation may lead to slowing or complete failure of the fermentation and are widely associated with inconsistencies in cheese production. Until recently, S. thermophilus phages were classified into two groups based on their mode of DNA packaging into the phage head…
Identification of novel prophage-like elements in the genomes of Legionella spp
Neda Nezam-Abadi, Christopher JR Turkington, Martha RJ Clokie, Edouard Galyov
Department of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN, UK
Legionella spp. are waterborne pathogens that can causes Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal acute pneumonia. These pathogens have been shown to be resistant to many disinfectants, and beta-lactam antibiotics. Furthermore, detection of Legionella spp. is often difficult, thus Legionella spp. infections can be difficult to both treat and diagnose. As such there is a great need to identify more accurate diagnostic tools and more effective therapeutic agents against Legionella spp. Bacteriophages are a potential tool to be exploited for this purpose with bacteriophage based diagnostics already developed for Bacillus anthracis, Mycobacterium spp, and Yersinia pestis…
Characterisation and application of four novel phages in eradication of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm
WANCHAT SIRISARN and GUOQING XIA
Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, United Kingdom
Bacteriophage is implicated in virulence, clonal diversity, adaptation and evolution of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). It was known that wall teichoic acids (WTA) served as adsorption receptor for staphylococcal siphophage and WTA structure governs horizontal transfer of pathogenicity island among S. aureus clones. We recently isolated new staphylococcus phages named phiWS1-4. These novel phages have a typical structure of podophage having a spherical head with no tail which is belong to Podoviridae family. The host range infectivity…