Phage Futures 2021 | Kisaco Research

Translating phage-based applications into clinically and commercially viable therapeutics

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Virtual Congress
24-26 February, 2021

“Incredible to hear the R&D progress made since [the] 2019 Phage Congress & to contribute to forward-looking planning for the benefit of the whole field.”

Carrie-Lynn Furr, Bacteriophage & Drug Development Consultants LLC

The Phage Futures Congress will be co-located with the Pandemic Prevention and Innovation Summit.

Why Attend

Join us at the International Phage Futures Congress in 2021, as we create a virtual stage upon which to initiate all-important discussions & forge partnerships between key stakeholders from all over the world. Experts in their respective fields will discuss how to translate new phage-based applications into clinical studies & beyond.

Discover how you can be at the forefront of the developing phage therapy market.

Network & learn from established biotech companies, emerging start-ups, leading academics, global accelerator representatives, investment firms, international healthcare organisations & regulatory bodies. 

Among other topics, expect to hear & participate in:

  • Advice on how to successfully navigate clinical trial progression to prove efficacy along with recent developments from leading biotechs in phage therapeutic trials targeting chronic & acute illnesses.
  • Regulatory discussions between international governing bodies with region specific follow-up conversations with the experts.
  • Insights into new fields for phage application, such as oncology, diagnostics & microbial gene therapy.
  • Expert advice on how to find & secure financial investments.

Who Will Be There

30%
Biotech
15%
Pharma
30%
Academics
10%
Regulatory & Government Authorities
5%
Clinicians & Physicians
10%
Service Providers

Biotech

Pharma

Academics

Regulatory & Government Authorities

Clinicians & Physicians

Service Providers

Past attendees

TESTIMONIALS

POSTER SUBMISSIONS

Are you a young researcher looking to showcase your recent work to the phage community?

Our dedicated poster session is the perfect way to get your research noticed, ideal for PhD students or Post-Doctoral researchers. In order to present a ‘virtual’ poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Your presentation will be displayed on our content platform, available for any attending delegate to view on demand before, during or after the congress. We shall encourage delegates to view posters, identify their favourite submissions & contact authors via the integrated networking platform during the event! The top performing authors shall receive an exclusive invitation to participate as a panellist in a public webinar, chaired by an expert in the phage community, allowing you to showcase you work to a wider audience!

Poster abstract submission deadline is 6pm (EST) on Friday 22nd January 2021

Posters should be sized A0 (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation.

Abstracts received after this time may not be accepted so please submit your abstract as soon as possible!

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A POSTER

Early Confirmed Speakers

 

Dr Paul Turner

Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Yale University

Dr Paul Turner

Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Yale University

Dr Paul Turner

Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Yale University
 

Dr Benjamin Chan

Research Scientist
Yale University

Dr Benjamin Chan

Research Scientist
Yale University

Dr Benjamin Chan

Research Scientist
Yale University
 

Dr Timothy Lu

Associate Professor of Biological Engineering
Synthetic Biology Center, MIT

Dr Timothy Lu

Associate Professor of Biological Engineering
Synthetic Biology Center, MIT

Dr Timothy Lu

Associate Professor of Biological Engineering
Synthetic Biology Center, MIT
 

Dr David Pride

Associate Director of Microbiology
UC San Diego

Dr David Pride

Associate Director of Microbiology
UC San Diego

Dr David Pride

Associate Director of Microbiology
UC San Diego
 

Dr Gina Suh

Infectious Disease Specialist
Mayo Clinic

Dr Gina Suh

Infectious Disease Specialist
Mayo Clinic

Dr Gina Suh

Infectious Disease Specialist
Mayo Clinic
 

Dr Richard Alm

Director of Alliances
CARB-X / Consultant, WHO

Richard joined CARB-X as an Alliance Director following almost 20 years in large pharma Infection R&D teams followed by 4 years at a small antibacterial biotech company.  He has supported the progression of small molecule compounds from discovery through to late-stage clinical development.  He obtained his PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of Adelaide, and prior to joining industry he held two post-doctoral positions in the AMR area, one in Australia and one in Canada.

Dr Richard Alm

Director of Alliances
CARB-X / Consultant, WHO

Dr Richard Alm

Director of Alliances
CARB-X / Consultant, WHO

Richard joined CARB-X as an Alliance Director following almost 20 years in large pharma Infection R&D teams followed by 4 years at a small antibacterial biotech company.  He has supported the progression of small molecule compounds from discovery through to late-stage clinical development.  He obtained his PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of Adelaide, and prior to joining industry he held two post-doctoral positions in the AMR area, one in Australia and one in Canada. Richard is also a consultant on the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance for the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

Dr Todd Black

Executive Director of Infectious Diseases/Vaccines
Merck

Dr Todd Black

Executive Director of Infectious Diseases/Vaccines
Merck

Dr Todd Black

Executive Director of Infectious Diseases/Vaccines
Merck
 

Dr Dave Ousterout

CSO & Co-Founder
Locus Bisociences

Dave Ousterout is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer for Locus Biosciences. Dave holds a PhD from Duke University where he developed novel gene editing approaches for correcting mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His expertise is in protein engineering and early stage applications of new technologies to treat human diseases. At Locus, Dave is responsible for development of Locus’s crPhage platform and early stage product development. Prior to Locus, Dave was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Dr Dave Ousterout

CSO & Co-Founder
Locus Bisociences

Dr Dave Ousterout

CSO & Co-Founder
Locus Bisociences

Dave Ousterout is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer for Locus Biosciences. Dave holds a PhD from Duke University where he developed novel gene editing approaches for correcting mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His expertise is in protein engineering and early stage applications of new technologies to treat human diseases. At Locus, Dave is responsible for development of Locus’s crPhage platform and early stage product development. Prior to Locus, Dave was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

 

Dr Cara Fiore

Microbiologist
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA

Dr Cara Fiore

Microbiologist
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA

Dr Cara Fiore

Microbiologist
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
 

Dr Joe Campbell

Research Resources Project Officer
NIH (NIAID)

I am a program officer in the division of microbiology and infections diseases (DMID) in the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). My primary role is running the base contract under which our in vitro testing pre-clinical services are conducted (https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/vitro-assessment-antimicrobial-activi...).

Dr Joe Campbell

Research Resources Project Officer
NIH (NIAID)

Dr Joe Campbell

Research Resources Project Officer
NIH (NIAID)

I am a program officer in the division of microbiology and infections diseases (DMID) in the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). My primary role is running the base contract under which our in vitro testing pre-clinical services are conducted (https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/vitro-assessment-antimicrobial-activity-resources). In addition, I am involved in the running of contracts in our pre-clinical models of diseases base contract (https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/pre-clinical-models-infectious-disease). Finally, I run DMID’s bacteriophage interest group.  The goal of this group is to work with the FDA and other federal agencies to promote the clinical use of bacteriophages.

 

Michael Higgins

Managing Director, Biopharmaceuticals Equity Research
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.

Michael Higgins

Managing Director, Biopharmaceuticals Equity Research
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.

Michael Higgins

Managing Director, Biopharmaceuticals Equity Research
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.
 

Dr Shawna McCallin

Clinical Coordinator
Balgirst University Hospital

Dr Shawna McCallin

Clinical Coordinator
Balgirst University Hospital

Dr Shawna McCallin

Clinical Coordinator
Balgirst University Hospital
 

Dr Biswajit Biswas

Chief, Division of Bacteriophage Science, Biological Defence Research Directorate
US Naval Medical Research Center

Dr Biswajit Biswas

Chief, Division of Bacteriophage Science, Biological Defence Research Directorate
US Naval Medical Research Center

Dr Biswajit Biswas

Chief, Division of Bacteriophage Science, Biological Defence Research Directorate
US Naval Medical Research Center
 

Dr Henry Chambers

MD, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California

Dr Henry Chambers

MD, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California

Dr Henry Chambers

MD, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California
 

Dr Michael Koeris

Portfolio Executive, NIH RADx COVID-19 Response Program
NIH

Dr Michael Koeris

Portfolio Executive, NIH RADx COVID-19 Response Program
NIH

Dr Michael Koeris

Portfolio Executive, NIH RADx COVID-19 Response Program
NIH
 

Dr Mimi Yen

Founder
PhagePro

Dr Mimi Yen

Founder
PhagePro

Dr Mimi Yen

Founder
PhagePro
 

Dr Xavier Duportet

CEO & Co-Founder
Eligo Bioscience

Dr Xavier Duportet

CEO & Co-Founder
Eligo Bioscience

Dr Xavier Duportet

CEO & Co-Founder
Eligo Bioscience
 

Dr Tobi Nagel

Founder & President
Phages for Global Health

Photo Credit: Mark Warren

Dr Tobi Nagel

Founder & President
Phages for Global Health

Dr Tobi Nagel

Founder & President
Phages for Global Health

Photo Credit: Mark Warren

Phages for Global Health is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the application of phages to combat antimicrobial resistance in developing countries. We accomplish this mission in two general ways: by delivering laboratory training workshops through which we teach scientists in developing countries how to isolate and characterize phages locally; and by partnering with developing world researchers to co-develop phage products for specific applications in their countries. Before founding Phages for Global Health, Tobi had 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry where she worked with international teams to co-develop products that have been tested in over 80 clinical trials worldwide.

 

Dr Steven Theriault

CEO & CSO
Cytophage Technologies Inc.

Dr Steven Theriault

CEO & CSO
Cytophage Technologies Inc.

Dr Steven Theriault

CEO & CSO
Cytophage Technologies Inc.
 

Dr Frenk Smrekar

CEO & Co-Founder
JAFRAL Ltd

Dr Frenk Smrekar

CEO & Co-Founder
JAFRAL Ltd

Dr Frenk Smrekar

CEO & Co-Founder
JAFRAL Ltd
 

Dr Carrie-Lynn Langlais Furr

CEO & Co-Founder
Bacteriophage & Drug Development Consultants LLC

Dr Carrie-Lynn Langlais Furr

CEO & Co-Founder
Bacteriophage & Drug Development Consultants LLC

Dr Carrie-Lynn Langlais Furr

CEO & Co-Founder
Bacteriophage & Drug Development Consultants LLC
 

Dr Danish Malik

Reader in Industrial Biotechnology
Loughborough University

Dr Danish Malik

Reader in Industrial Biotechnology
Loughborough University

Dr Danish Malik

Reader in Industrial Biotechnology
Loughborough University
 

Dr Jon Iredell

Director Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Dr Jon Iredell

Director Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Dr Jon Iredell

Director Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
Westmead Institute for Medical Research
 

Dr Nick Conley

Principal Scientist
Locus Biosciences

Dr.

Dr Nick Conley

Principal Scientist
Locus Biosciences

Dr Nick Conley

Principal Scientist
Locus Biosciences

Dr. Nick Conley is Principal Scientist for Locus Biosciences.  Before joining Locus in 2018, Nick was co-founder of EpiBiome, a South San Francisco-based precision microbiome engineering company that built the world’s first fully automated high-throughput phage discovery, characterization, and genomics platform, where he served in various roles, including CEO and Chief Science Officer.  During this time, the company gained admission into Illumina Accelerator, Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS, and Stanford-StartX; secured non-dilutive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Department of Defense; established a top-3 pharma partnership; and raised more than $10 million dollars in financing.  Prior to EpiBiome, Nick was Staff Scientist at HGST, a Western Digital Company.  Nick completed a postdoc in Developmental Biology at Stanford University, and he holds a PhD and BS in Chemistry from Stanford University and The University of Texas at Austin, respectively.

 

 

Anupama Hoey

CBO
Sensei Biotherapeutics

Anupama Hoey

CBO
Sensei Biotherapeutics

Anupama Hoey

CBO
Sensei Biotherapeutics

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