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.