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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of bacteriophages and the 10th anniversary of establishment of our Phage Therapy Unit, the only such center in EU countries. The current drama of antibiotic resistance and lack of significant progress in the development of new and efficacious antibacterials highlights the importance of our unit addressing this great medical and social challenge. During 10 years of our operation we have confirmed the safety of phage therapy in humans and provided a scientific and ethical rationale for its further development, planning and conduct of clinical trials that could formally confirm its clinical value. To salute both anniversaries, the Hirszfeld Institute is organizing an international conference, “Clinical Phage Therapy 2015”, hoping that it will attract attention of students, physicians and scientists who would continue this work and contribute to further advances in this exciting field of science and medicine.

Professor Andrzej Górski, MD, PhD
Scientific Director of the Conference,
Head of the Bacteriophage Laboratory
and the Phage Therapy Unit
of the IIET PAS in Wrocław

 

Organizers

Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław
and Division for Healthcare and Social Affairs of the City of Wrocław
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Date

26th September 2015 (Saturday)
 

Venue

Professor Stefan Ślopek Lecture Hall
Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Weigla 12, Wrocław, Poland
 

Official language of the conference

English
 

Scientific Committee

  1. Prof. Andrzej Górski – Chairman
  2. Dr. Beata Weber-Dąbrowska
  3. Prof. Krystyna Dąbrowska
  4. Dr. Ryszard Międzybrodzki
     

Organizing Committee

  1. Prof. Andrzej Górski
  2. Dr. Ryszard Międzybrodzki – Chairman
  3. Dr. Ewa Jończyk Matysiak
  4. MSc. Zuzanna Kaźmierczak
     

Acknowledgement

KNOW_2014The conference is supported by the Wroclaw Centre of Biotechnology,
under the Leading National Research Centre (KNOW)
program for the years 2014-2018