Attention all phage researchers! You’re invited to participate in an exciting initiative to help establish draft phage bank management guidelines for the community.
The process will unfold in stages:
Stage 1 (online survey, stay tuned — coming soon): Help define what topics should be included in the guidelines
Stage 2 (online survey): Collect detailed input on each of the topics identified in Stage 1
Stage 3 (in-person meetings): Please note that we have now added a second meeting in July, in addition to the first meeting in August - feel free to attend either or both
- July 2nd (day before VoM 2023 in Georgia): Discuss compiled responses to online surveys, especially on topics for which there are differing opinions. Virtual options will be available for remote attendees.
- August 6th (day before Evergreen in USA): This will be a second iteration of the July 2nd meeting, taking into account group opinions that have evolved. Virtual options will be available for remote attendees.
A limited number of scholarships will be available for those from lower- and middle-income countries who wish to attend this meeting. Please email Ria Kaelin (email@example.com) and Tobi Nagel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to apply for a scholarship.
Stage 4 (virtual discussions): Engage in virtual discussions to draft and finalize guidelines. Leaders will develop drafts for each topic and hold virtual meetings. Compiled draft will be shared with the group, and a final version will be published in a peer-reviewed journal and presented at VoM 2024.
To get started, please register your interest by completing this pre-questionnaire.
For questions or suggestions, please email: