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Hunting for life-saving phage in sewage

Using phage to fight antimicrobial resistant bacteria

Life Sciences' Dr Eleanor Townsend and Dr Ellie Jameson were part of a documentary on the 'Secret Science of Sewage', aired on Thursday 18 March. They were filmed collecting samples from Minworth Sewage works and characterising the phages they contain in the Life Sciences imaging suite.

Research continues into developing phage cocktails to prevent the most common UTI infections and treatments for pneumonia, bloodstream infections and inflammatory bowel disease.

Watch 'The Secret Science of Sewage'.

Mon 10 May 2021, 11:46