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Dr Branko Rihtman

Job Title
Research Fellow
Life Sciences
Research Interests

The main focus of my Phd and my postdocs is molecular biology of bacteriophages. I am interested in the ways that phages alter the metabolism of infected bacteria via the use of auxilliary metabolic genes they possess in their genomes. Furthermore, I am interested in isolating and characterising novel phages against pathogenic bacteria as an alternative to classic antibiotic treatments. Finally, I am trying to develop both molecular and bioinformatic approaches to characterise, classify, and study bacteriophages isolated from natural environments or clinical patients.


2017 PhD, University of Warwick
2011 MSc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2006 BSc Biology & Environmental Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Research Themes:

Environmental Bioscience