Associate Professor Peter Speck

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1991 …2022

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Research Biography

After completion of a PhD in latency of herpes simplex virus, at the University of Adelaide, I undertook post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Cambridge and at Northwestern University in Chicago.   In 2001 I returned to Australia to continue herpesvirus-related research at the Inst. of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide.   In July 2007 I accepted an offer to move to Flinders University.

Research Interests

Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. A strong potential alternative is bacteriophages -"phages" -viruses that infect bacteria. In collaboration with US/Australian company AmpliPhi Biosciences, I am pursuing the use of phages as a treatment for bacterial infections in a number of important medical settings:

-chronic rhinosinusitis: a human trial of this technology commenced in January 2016, in collaboration with ENT surgeon/scientist Prof. PJ Wormald

-diabetic foot ulcer infections

-nasal Staphylococcus aureus decolonization.

I collaborate with the US Army Medical Research Materiel Command to introduce phages into their Combat Wound Infection Control Program.


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