Vetphage Pharmaceuticals organized PhageEra 2019 in Kenilworth Resort & Spa, Utorda, Salcete, South Goa on 19th June 2019. The theme of the event was “Role of Bacteriophage in Managing Gut Health in Poultry.” Around 45 renowned poultry veterinarians and poultry farmers were present during the seminar. The guest speaker for the seminar were Professor Jarosław Dastych, Founder and CEO, Proteon Pharmaceuticals S.A. Poland.
Prof. Dastych explained brief history of discovery of bacteriophages and explained some facts to the audience which are not generally known to the public. He also explained how bacteriophages are natural and works continuously to keep population of bacteria in check. He explained importance of microbiome and how it has been perceived by scientist in current phase of scientific evolution. Coming to the current global challenges in world food production, he highlighted the growing problem of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and how Bacteriophages can be a potential solution to tackle the challenge. Being scientist and founder of the company, he explained how he approached to the problems and developed unique product of cocktail bacteriophages which are lytic in action.