Grace Filby

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Website www.relax-well.co.uk

My Churchill Fellowship (2007) is my life's work. Aged 21 at a microbiology lecture, I had a 'lightbulb' moment! Nature has a balance between bacteria and viruses that destroy bacteria. My career was science teaching, then school leadership and management. On early retirement I picked up on those helpful viruses that can eradicate bacterial infections - even antibiotic-resistant infections. I met experts in Georgia (former Soviet Republic) and Poland as well as the US and Canada. I met MRSA hospital patients who would otherwise have suffered longer and died, so I spread the word about phage therapy. I co-authored a scientific review and a military history book. "Women in War - from home front to front line" is now in the Royal Library, on the Queen’s instructions. At the invitation of the Prime Minister’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance I also supplied two key documents. I have simple suggestions about how to move things forward worldwide, and especially in the UK.

  • Talking with Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip about phage therapy

    Talking with Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip about phage therapy

  • Grace (centre) in Georgia, with Mzia Kutateladze (now Director of the Eliava Institute) and Zemphira Alavidze (of the Eliava phage production company and the Phage Therapy Center Tbilisi now

    Grace (centre) in Georgia, with Mzia Kutateladze (now Director of the Eliava Institute) and Zemphira Alavidze (of the Eliava phage production company and the Phage Therapy Center Tbilisi now

  • In Europe's only phage therapy clinic, Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Wroclaw, Poland, a scientist demonstrates the action of phage destroying bacteria

    In Europe's only phage therapy clinic, Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Wroclaw, Poland, a scientist demonstrates the action of phage destroying bacteria

  • In Hollywood 2015, podiatrist Randolph Fish, Professor Betty Kutter and Dr Sarah Kuhl, representing the new Phagebiotics Research Foundation

    In Hollywood 2015, podiatrist Randolph Fish, Professor Betty Kutter and Dr Sarah Kuhl, representing the new Phagebiotics Research Foundation

  • Phage therapy - the time is now! Here I am at Blenheim Palace at the Churchill 50th anniversary event - my topic in a nutshell which I shall be presenting in Poland in September 2015

    Phage therapy - the time is now! Here I am at Blenheim Palace at the Churchill 50th anniversary event - my topic in a nutshell which I shall be presenting in Poland in September 2015

  • Grace Filby's Story

    Bacteriophages (phages) are ultra-microscopic waterborne viruses that infect and destroy only bacteria, so they have many applications, including medicine.