Today, the Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology (IBMV) continues its rich tradition of work in applied microbiology and bacteriophage research. The main goal of the ongoing research is the development of ecologically safe biopreparations and appropriate methodologies for their future application for human and animal health, agriculture and environmental protection.

The Eliava Institute implements projects in the following fields:

  • Bacteriophage Research
  • Phage Diagnostics, Therapy and Prophylaxis
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Infectious Immunology
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbial and Phage Genetics
  • Biodefence
  • Plant protection

Eliava scientists are conducting world-class research in such areas as:

  • Investigation of the etiological structure of human and animal bacterial pathogens, including antibiotic-resistant infections and the development of specific phage preparations against these pathogens.
  • Isolation and selection of new, specific bacteriophages with therapeutic potential and their detailed characterization.
  • Elaboration of biological preparations (bacteriophages and enzymes) against highly contagious human and animal pathogens.
  • Ecological monitoring of bacterial pollution in water environments.
  • Elaboration of the ecologically safe phage-based technologies for detection and eradication of the bacterial pathogens in different environments.
  • Working out a novel strategy for phage-based bio-control of plant bacterial diseases.