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The 18th Biennial Evergreen International Phage Biology Meeting will be held August 9 - 14, 2009. The primary goal of these meetings is to bring together people from various backgrounds, countries and interests to build strong working relationships and new insights. They follow the traditional Cold Spring Harbor format (15-min talks by most who want to speak) while adding a longer keynote/overview talk at the start of each session. Posters are invited both as independent presentations and to facilitate closer examination of detailed talk data; they remain up throughout the meeting. Topics include phage ecology; phage therapy; phage applications in agriculture, aquaculture, food safety, diagnostics and biodefense; phage genomics and proteomics and their applications; the processes of phage infection, replication, transcription, and morphogenesis for various phages; modified phage and phage protein technologies. See 2009 Evergreen phage meeting details and registration form below and/or contact email@example.com.
Recent Phage News:
- On the radio at NPR's Science Friday
- In Popular Science Magazine
- Coming in April 2009 Clinical Infectious Diseasese, article by Stan Deresinski, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California
- 2008 article from Medical News Today about the Evergreen Lab
The Evergreen State College Phage Lab has been a center for undergraduate research at Evergreen since Betty Kutter came here in 1972, one year after the college opened. Today, there are generally 10-15 students involved in work in the lab under the direction of Kutter and faculty colleague Andrew Brabban. We are focusing particularly on phage ecology, with the aims of understanding the infection process under anaerobic and other conditions better reflecting those in the natural environment, as well as on interactions between phages of different families during simultaneous infection and the building of cocktails for potential therapeutic applications.
Dr. Elizabeth Kutter:
Dr. Andrew Brabban: