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New home for Bacteriophage SIG

  Hi everyone, I just wanted to make a quick post to update you all on a few new SIG goals and directions for '21 and '22. We will be transitioning away from our SIG blog site ( Bacteriophage Biology & Therapeutics SIG ) and moving onto the ASM communities platform ( Login - Australian Society for Microbiology ). I would like to encourage everyone to sign up for an account on ASM communities, to join the Bacteriophage community, and select receive notifications for any posts made. We will continue to post updates on our blog site in the meanwhile, but the long term plan is to transition our SIG communication to ASM communities and quarterly email updates. In other news, we are planning some PhD and ECR focused Bacteriophage SIG events for '22. We will have more news in the coming months, but if you could let any interested students and phage researchers know about this that would be greatly appreciated. Cheers,
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Phage postdoctoral position available at UQ

  A collaborative phage research team led by Prof. Phil Hugenholtz, Dr. Karen Weynberg and Dr. Seweryn Bialasiewicz at the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, The University of Queensland, are seeking to appoint a post-doctoral researcher with phage research expertise. The position is available of a 6-month full-time basis or a 1-year part-time basis. Further details are available by contacting Dr. Karen Weynberh at

Invitation to International Conference on Bacteriophage Research

Dear SIG Members, Please see below an invitation to attend an upcoming online phage conference in India: I have the pleasure of inviting and requesting you all to please participate with your students in the International Conference on Bacteriophage Research organised by the Society for Bacteriophage Research and Therapy in virtual mode on 22nd, 23rd & 24th of July 2021 .  The first day of the virtual conference is dedicated to Oral and Poster presentation, while the two other days cover all other fields of research and application of bacteriophage, with both Plenaries and parallel Keynote sessions, in addition to the participation of other active phage scientist from all over the world. Kindly apply for the awards under different categories;  1. Life time achievement awards in the field of bacteriophage  2. Young scientist awards in the field of bacteriophage under different fields (≤50 Years)  3. Outstanding scientist awards  4. Best oral presentation awards  5. Best posters pres

Bacteriophage SIG AGM Agenda - Wed June 2nd, 3:30-4pm (AEST)

 Dear Phage SIG members, We hope you are all doing well. This is a brief email to invite you all to attend our SIG AGM that will be held on Wednesday June 2nd from 3:30-4pm (AEST) during the afternoon tea break of ASM and right before the "Biology and Applications of Phages" session.  Please see below the meeting agenda and Zoom details. Finally, we are still looking for a state rep for Victoria and any interested student or ECR reps to also join the SIG committee. Zoom Details:  Topic: Phage SIG AGM  Time: Jun 2, 2021 03:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney 82116124773 Meeting ID : 821 1612 4773    Bacteriophage Biology & Therapeutics SIG Annual General Meeting – June, 2021   Agenda:   1. Welcome everyone a. Provide an overview on the goals of the SIG – being to increase networking, recognition and opportunities for Australian phage researchers   2. Formal election of SIG convenor and state reps a. SIG convenor and state reps will be elected to s

Post-doc opportunity at UQ working with Karen Weynberg - due 11th April,

  The University of Queensland has just posted a number of exciting research opportunities. The advertisement for these positions is: If you would like to be considered to apply for a phage-related research position please contact Dr Karen Weynberg as soon as possible (details below). A vetting process will be conducted internally, due to the limited numbers and competition for positions. There are only 20 positions for the whole of UQ, and they will largely be ranked on research output (relative to opportunity). The internal deadline for the vetting process is midnight on Sunday 11th April. Successful applicants will then be encouraged to apply by the 23rd April. Contact: Karen Weynberg PhD School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld 4072 T 0434 762 729  E

Bacteriophage SIG AGM to be held at Melbourne ASM Conference

 Hi SIG Members, This is just a short post to let you all know that we will be holding our AGM at the upcoming Melbourne ASM Conference on Wednesday, June 2nd from 3:30-4:00pm - see program link below. As per SIG guidelines, we will be nominating and electing SIG convenor and state reps to serve on the SIG for the next two years. If anyone is interested in joining the SIG Committee and contributing to its development please contact Jeremy Barr ( ahead of the meeting. We will have a virtual streaming option (likely Zoom) setup for those who cannot attend the meeting in person. Otherwise, we hope we see many of you at the upcoming ASM conference! Cheers, Jeremy

Viruses of Microbes 2024 - Cairns, Australia!

 Hi Everyone, We are excited to announce that the Viruses of Microbes 2024 meeting will be held in Cairns, Australia! Being situated on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by the oldest rainforest on Earth, Cairns will host a truly unique VoM experience. This also marks the first time that the VoM conference series will take place outside of Europe and will be an excellent opportunity to promote Australian phage research. The theme for VoM 2024 will be 'Expanding our viral frontiers', which references both the expansion of the VoM conference series to Australia and a focus on the next frontiers for viruses of microbes research.  Our organising committee so far is led by Dr. Jeremy J. Barr as conference convenor (Monash University), along with A/Prof. Ruby CY Lin (Westmead Institute), Dr. Lucy Furfaro (University of Western Australia), Dr. Karen Weynberg (The University of Queensland), Dr. Paul Jaschke (Macquire University) and Prof. Jon Iredell (Westmead Institu