Special Issue "Phage Therapy: A biological Approach to Treatment of Bacterial Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: antibiotic resistance; bacteriophage; phage therapy; phage genomics
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria due to prolonged use, underuse, or misuse of antibiotics presents a global challenge in terms of increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. One promising alternative to treat infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is phage therapy, where the natural predators of bacteria (bacteriophages, phages) are used to kill the pathogens. Phage therapy has a 100-year history, but it was forgotten in the Western countries after the invention of antibiotics. Now renewed interest in phage therapy is emerging and new practices for this biological treatment of bacterial infections are being developed.
This Special Issue "Phage Therapy: A biological Approach to Treatment of Bacterial Infections" covers different aspects of phage therapy. The issue welcomes various submission types, including original research papers, short communications, reviews, case reports, and perspectives. Potential topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to the following:
- Treatment of human infections
- Treatment of animal infections
- Good practices in phage therapy
- Safety of phage therapy
- Phage pharmacokinetics
- Phages in biofilm control and prevention
- Phage resistance
Dr. Saija Johanna Kiljunen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Phage therapy
- Human infections
- Animal infections
- Biofilm control
- Phage resistance