Damien Thiry graduated from Liège University, Belgium in 2009, and spent one year in practice. Then, he obtained a PhD thesis in 2015 on the interactions between suids and hepatitis E virus in the Virology unit of the FARAH Research Center (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, ULiège) in collaboration with the Scientific Institute of Public Health in Brussels (Sciensano). Simultaneously, he performed a master degree in Veterinary Public Health – Emerging Diseases. He is working since 2014 as assistant Professor in the Bacteriology team. He performed two post-doctoral research stays: one in Pasteur Institute (Paris) and a second one at KULeuven where he developed a Galleria mellonella model of phage therapy against Klebsiella pneumoniae. His main research topics are the study of antimicrobial resistance, especially in Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacteriacae and the study of bacteriophages as potential treatment against bacterial infections.