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Mission Statement

We address the global crisis of antimicrobial resistant superbugs by using bacteriophages, good viruses that are bacteria's natural predators. These natural antimicrobials can be designed to act as tiny soldiers that only kill the bad bacteria and leave our good bacteria (the ones we need for our health and well-being) intact. We also pack bacteriophages into solid form to design antimicrobial biomaterials, gels and coatings. In addition, because bacteriophages are so good at targeting their prey (bacteria) in nature, we use them to design novel methods of detecting and diagnosing infectious diseases.  Our research spans across multiple disciplines and integrates engineering with molecular biology, materials science, and chemistry. To learn more, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can also visit the Resources page on this website to learn more about bacteriophages. 

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McMaster University

Department of Chemical Engineering
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7, Canada
Lab: JHE-362, ABB-C, Office: ABB-C-306

doust(AT)mcmaster(DOT)ca

+1 (905) 525 9140 X 28745

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