Phage Australia

Phage Australia

A national network of phage researchers and clinician scientists who aim to professionalise phage therapy as the third major intervention for infectious diseases.
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Our journey to treating Dhanvi

In 2019, 7-year-old Dhanvi was in a car accident. The bones in her legs became infected with bacteria. Antibiotics didn't help, and she faced amputation

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How does phage therapy work?

If the right phage can be found in time, phages can be used like antibiotics to cure life-threatening bacterial infections

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Our approach to phage therapy

How we’re tackling phage therapy’s decades-long paradox using a personalised clinical trial

Our approach →

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Join our Network

Are you at a hospital in Australia? Are you with a patient advocate group? Do you run a phage lab, even outside of Australia? We’d still love to work with you.


Explore the Phage Australia biobank

Bacteria Collection

92 organisms
from 9 species
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Mycobacterium abscessus
  • Pandoraea spp
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Serratia spp
  • Staphylococcus aureus
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Pae7 Phage

  • Iredell lab
  • Isolation host: Pseudomonas aeruginosa JIP500
  • St Marys Water Recycling Plant St Mary's sewage (Sydney Water) Australia
  • Lytic on 27 hosts
  • No known toxin/virulence genes
  • No known lysogeny genes
  • No known antibiotic resistance genes
  • 0 references

In the news

News | June 17, 2022 | Phage WA
Leading the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Western Australia: The WA Phage website showcases the research journey and outputs of WA researchers from the Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre at the Telethon Kids Institute. The Phage WA website connects us with our community and provides up to date information on our collective mission to tackle anti-microbial resistance (AMR) through phage therapy.
Publication | June, 2022
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Who we are

We are a network of clinicians, researchers, microbiologists, and engineers passionate about tackling the next existential threat to humanity