Chandigarh, December 12, 2019:
Professor Sanjay Chhibber of the Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been elected as the President of the ‘Society for Bacteriophage Research and Therapy (SBRT)’ at the ongoing Annual Conference at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore from 12th to 13th December, 2019. The theme of the International Conference is “Paradigm Shift in Antimicrobial Therapy-Antibiotics to Bacteriophages” and is being attended by Scientists from India and abroad. The Conference is being supported by DST-SERB, DBT, CSIR, INSA, SFAM and other International agencies.
Prof. Chhibber has done pioneering work on bacteriophage and its associated products like depolymerases and endolysins in treating bacterial infections using animal models. The role of well characterized phages and associated proteins in the eradication of biofilms of klebsiella prenmoniae and methicillian resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has also been evaluated in his laboratory. He has published more than 35 research papers on bacteriophages in national and international journals of repute. He has 5 patents and book chapters on bacteriophage to his credit. He has been promoting the beneficial effects of bacteriophages not only in therapy but in other areas as well by delivering invited talks at different platforms in India.