Phage biology and biocontrol - The PHAGEBio group at University of Copenhagen

We study the complex interactions between bacteria and phages - the natural predators of bacteria - to elucidate novel mechanisms of evolution and co-existence of phages and bacteria. Based on this understanding, we work with companies to develop efficient phage solutions to control pathogenic bacteria and take innovative approaches to design new phage-derived antimicrobials from phage proteins.   

“By establishing large phage and bacterial collections, we are not only able find the most efficient phages for therapy in clinical settings or biocontrol in food production, we can also understand the diversity of phages and how they influence bacteria in their natural niches” says Professor and group leader Lone Brøndsted.