New Discovery from the Gibson’s group on Anionic Polymers to prevent phage infection in bacterial cultures

The NanoCarb ESR Ashfaq Ahmad (University of Warwick, Gibson group) has co-authored a new paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). 

Biological and biomedical research involving growing bacteria can often become contaminated with bacteriophages, which causes significant down-time in research and industrial processes. This new research has found that a polymer can prevent these phage infections. 

The paper can be found in Open Access on the journal’s website:

Huba L. Marton, Peter Kilbride, Ashfaq Ahmad, Antonia P. Sagona, and Matthew I. Gibson. Anionic Synthetic Polymers Prevent Bacteriophage Infection. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2023, 145 (16), 8794-8799. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c01874