A flexible platform for generating synthetic virus to control infectious diseases

Life-threatening human infectious diseases caused by bacterial pathogens are now re-emerging, in part due to the increased resistance to antibiotics. Antibiotics are non-specific, they can target a wide group of bacteria, perturbing our natural microbiota. This fact, besides contributing to increase the antibiotic resistance, compromises our health. To address this problem, we propose a new approach of personalized therapy based on the antibacterial properties of certain viruses, called bacteriophages (phages).

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Fundação “La Caixa”

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S. Queirós, “Right ventricular segmentation in multi-view cardiac MRI using a unified U-net model”, in E. Puyol Antón et al. (eds) Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart. Multi-Disease, Multi-View, and Multi-Center Right Ventricular Segmentation in Cardiac MRI Challenge. STACOM 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13131, pp. 287-295, Springer, Cham, 2022.

“Best Paper Award in the M&Ms-2 Challenge”, by M&Ms2 Challenge organizers and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society.