Monash Phage Foundry

Monash Phage Foundry (MPF)

The Centre to Impact AMR has assembled a team of world-renowned bacteriophage (phage) experts.

The Director, Professor Trevor Lithgow, has created a unique Monash Phage Foundry which will supply therapeutic phages to the referral service 'Victorian Phage Therapy Service' (VicPhage) with the support of The Alfred and the Phage Australia. We also service other industry sectors with phages and phage-derived products.



Monash Phage  Foundry

Program head:  Professor Trevor Lithgow:

Phage Discovery from under-sampled environments

Phage genomics and structural biology

Phage binding and adaption to bacterial surfaces

Dr Jeremy Barr

Phage Biology |  Phage Discovery | Phage Production for treatment of Infections

Professor Jian Li  

Innovative phage therapy against multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa, A. baumannii and K. pneumoniae

Associate Professor Sheena McGowan  

Engineering of Phage-derived products  |  Production of Phage-derived products

Associate Professor Jiangning Song  

Artificial intelligence systems for phage characterization and deployment

Professor Mark Banaszak Holl

Phage cocktails  |  Formulation of phages for therapeutic applications

Dr Rhys Dunstan  

Phage Discovery and Characterization  |  Phage genomics | Phage-host interactions

Dr Tze Thung  

Phage Discovery from natural environments  |  Phage applications in the food industry

Dr Sue Nang  

Development of therapeutic phages | Drug-resistant P. aeruginosa, A. baumannii and K. pneumoniae

VICPhage - Bacteriophage Therapy referral service

Lead:  Professor Anton Peleg

Infectious Diseases Clinician |  Treatment options for multi-drug resistant bacterial infections  |  Alfred Health

Dr Fernando Gordillo-Altamirano

Collection of therapeutically relevant bacteriophages | Development of standardised procedures to  produce therapeutic phages to treat critically ill patients

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