Boglarka Kiss

Boglarka Kiss

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College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies

My project explores the ways in which bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) are used as technological tools. I look at how phages are used across a variety of settings, such as the development of phage therapies in clinical medicine or the use of phages as biocontrol agents in agricultural settings. I focus on the material practice of phage research and biotechnology, as well as scientists’ interactions with microbes. I am especially interested in the ways in which the use of bacteriophages as tools might impact how we imagine the relationships between microbes, the natural environment and society.

I am a member of Exeter's Microbes and Society Network and the GW4's AMR Alliance.