Phage Applications from Diagnostics to Treatment of Bacterial Infections in a One Health World

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Bacteriophages".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 78

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Via San Zeno 37, 56127 Pisa, Italy
Interests: medical biofilms; persister cells; implant-associated infections; antimicrobial resistance; antimicrobial tolerance; bacteriophages; phage therapy; antimicrobials
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Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: bacteriophages of multi-drug resistant pathogenic bacteria; phage depolymerases; in vivo modeling phage therapy; phage DNA modification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the rise of antibiotic resistance has emerged as a critical global health threat, necessitating innovative approaches to combat infectious diseases. Phage therapy, the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to target and eradicate bacterial pathogens, presents a promising avenue in this battle. This Special Issue deals with the multifaceted realm of phage therapy within the framework of One Health—a holistic approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. Through a comprehensive exploration of phage therapy's role in a One Health world, this Special Issue aims to inspire innovative strategies for combating infectious diseases and safeguarding public health in an era of escalating antibiotic resistance. Exploring the intersection of microbiology, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, and biotechnology, this Special Issue will collect articles showing the potential of phage therapy to revolutionize bacterial infection/colonization management across diverse ecosystems. From elucidating phage–host interactions to phage molecular characterizations and addressing regulatory challenges, the contributions are expected to investigate the key aspects of phage therapy research and application. In particular, this Special Issue will explore, but is not limited to, the following applications of phages: (i) therapy in human and veterinary medicine; (ii) hospital sanitization; (iii) treatment and prophylaxis in agriculture and aquaculture; (iv) wastewater plant treatment; and (v) food preservation.

Dr. Mariagrazia Di Luca
Dr. Goran Vukotic
Guest Editors

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  • phage therapy
  • antibiotic resistance
  • bacteriophages
  • regulatory framework
  • veterinary medicine
  • agriculture treatment
  • aquaculture

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