Special Issue "Bacteriophages-Based Technologies for a One Health Society: Applications in Clinical, Veterinary, and Industrial Settings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).
Interests: bacteriophage; antibiotic resistance; synthetic biology; biofilms
An alarming escalating rise in global multi-drug resistant bacteria presents a huge environmental, social and economic burden. Suitable alternatives to traditional antibiotic treatments are now being sought in a range of settings. Bacteriophages (phages for short) are viruses that target, infect and kill bacteria. Phage therapy has been a much under-explored alternative to antibiotic use, but a renaissance in phage-based therapies is now highly anticipated.
This Microorganisms research topic will offer deep insights into the latest developments of research dedicated to bacteriophage therapy, consistent with a ‘One Health’ approach, providing potential alternative solutions to treating bacterial pathogens with phages.
This Special Issue topic will appeal to, and provide a platform for, researchers interested in the potential for phage therapy to share their recent results in a variety of environments, including clinical settings, veterinary medicine, and industrial applications, such as food and beverage industries. Research relating to phage therapy in farming practices, namely agriculture and aquaculture, is also very much welcomed. These findings will provide a foundation to enlarge the current application of phage therapies in the treatment of recalcitrant pathogenic bacteria.
We look forward to assembling an issue that highlights some of the best current research in applications for phage therapy across diverse environments.
Dr. Karen D. Weynberg
Dr. Sabrina Green
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antibiotic resistance
- bacteriophage therapy
- One Health