Predicting a Phage’s Host-Range from Genomic Data

Time: 3:30 pm
day: Day Two


  • Phages are highly specific, often infecting only specific strains within a bacterial species
  • Phage infection is a multifactorial trait, based on a variety of characteristics in both phage and host genomes
  • We have made significant progress in deciphering some of these genomic features, which enables us to predict the interaction between a phage and its potential hosts