PPP075: Fighting antimicrobial resistance using bacteriophages with Prof Jonathan Iredell
Kristin and Jane are joined by Professor Jonathan Iredell, ID and Microbiology Consultant at Westmead and Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Sydney Medical School.
What is a bacteriophage?
How can they help in a battle against antimicrobial resistance?
How do we use them? What’s the dose and route of administration?
Which infections can they be used for?
How can they be regulated?
What adverse effects can we expect from phage therapy?
The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug : A Memoir by Stephanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson, available at the Book Depository
Professor Iredell’s research page at Sydney Uni
A review of phage therapy published this year by Patey and colleagues (Full text available)