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

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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.


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Iredell Lab

Lab Name
Iredell Lab
Contact Name
Jan Zheng
Contact Email
Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Registered Strains: 5396
Strain genera: Achromobacter (2), Acinetobacter (103), Aeromonas (4), Chryseobacterium (2), Citrobacter (231), Cupriavidus (1), Cupriviadus (1), Edwardsiella (1), Elizabethkingia (1), Enterobacter (837), Enterococcus (21), Escherichia (2477), Hafnia (7), Klebsiella (1106), Kluyvera (3), Morganella (26), Pantoea (3), Proteus (49), Providencia (4), Pseudomonas (316), Raoultella (1), Salmonella (9), Serratia (117), Shigella (26), Staphylococcus (43), Stenotrophomonas (4)
Registered Phages: 342
Phage host genera: Enterococcus (7), Escherichia (85), Klebsiella (48), Pseudomonas (30), Staphylococcus (47)
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View Registered Strains (5396)

The Bacteriophage Bank of Korea

Lab Name
The Bacteriophage Bank of Korea
Contact Name
Heejoon Myung
Contact Email
Lysentech, Hankuk Univsersity of Foreign Studies
Registered Strains: 0
Strain genera:
Registered Phages: 1964
Phage host genera: Acinetobacter (118), Campylobacter (102), Cronobacter (86), Enterobacter (199), Enterococcus (19), Escherichia (357), Klebsiella (102), Lactobacilus (7), Pectobacterium (1), Pseudomonas (249), Salmonella (229), Serratia (25), Shigella (107), Staphylococcus (8), salmonella (273), shigella (82)
View Registered Phages (1964)
View Registered Strains (0)


In the news

News | August 31, 2022
Phage Therapy
Academics plan to roll out therapy widely in Australia: Researchers at the University of Sydney, Western Sydney Local Health District and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research are developing a therapeutic solution to antimicrobial resistance that predates the discovery and wide usage of antibiotics…
News | August 17, 2022
Phage Therapy
An expert team, led by Director of the Centre of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) Professor Jon Iredell, is developing a key alternative to antibiotics and central to the treatment are phages…
Twitter | July 15, 2022
Phage Therapy
Twitter | July 05, 2022
FundingPhage Therapy
Publication | June, 2022
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 | 2020
Phage TherapyClinical trialSepsis
Publication | February, 2021
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AbstractPhage Therapy
Publication | January, 2021
AcinetobacterPhage-resistanceResearch paper
Publication | March, 2020
Phage isolationKlebsiellaPhage TherapyResearch paper
Publication | May, 2021
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Phage biobankOpinion paper
Publication | November, 2020
PediatricsPhage TherapyClinical trialResearch paper
Publication | March, 2019
Phage TherapyResearch paper
Publication | May, 2021
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Review paperRespiratory Tract infectionsPhage Therapy
Publication | August, 2021
Clinical trialPediatricsImmune responsePhage Therapy
Publication | December, 2020
Phage VirulenceAntibiotic synergyResearch paper
Publication | June, 2020
Cystic FibrosisPhage isolationPseudomonasStaphylococcusPediatrics

Who we are

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

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