Horizon 2020
European Union Funding
for Research & Innovation
Bioremia mug on a table next to a laptop

Dissemination & Outreach

BIOREMIA-ETN is engaging in dissemination, communication and outreach activities. ESRs will carry out activities to create public awareness of the research work performed within the BIOREMIA network, as well as the importance of biomaterials & biofilm research in general.

The major scientific and technical achievements of BIOREMIA will be published and popularised. In this section you can find videos and downloads. Feel free to click on the links below and have a look around.

  • Media kit

- Visit our Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts where the ESRs will post regular photos and updates on themselves and their work within the project. Follow us online for an insight into the life as a BIOREMIA ESR and updates on training and research.

- Our ESRs created lovely videos to introduce themselves and their projects. Go have a look at the ESRs websites and let them explain their work to you! 

- Have a look at BIOREMIA YouTube channel to find out more about our project!

  • Publications

F.F. Cai*, B. Sarac, Z. Chen, C. Czibula, F. Spieckermann, J. Eckert: Surmounting the thermal processing limits: Patterning TiZrCuPdSn bulk metallic glass even with nanocrystallization, Marials Today Advances Volume 16, December 2022, 100316
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtadv.2022.100316

J. Vishnu, A.R Ansheed, P. Hameed, K. Praveenkumar, S. Pilz, L. A. Alberta*, S. Swaroop, M. Calin, A. Gebert, G. Manivasagam: Insights into the surface and biocompatibility aspects of laser shock peened Ti-22Nb alloy for orthopedic implant applications, Applied Surface Science Volume 586, 1 June 2022, 152816
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2022.152816

L.A. Alberta*, J. Vishnu, A. Hariharan, S. Pilz, A. Gebert, M. Calin: Novel low modulus beta-type Ti–Nb alloys by gallium and copper minor additions for antibacterial implant applications, Journal of Materials Research and Technology Volume 20, 2022, 3306-3322
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2022.08.111

M.A. Carpenter, E.K.H. Salje, M.B. Costa*, A. Majchrowski, K. Rolede: Static and dynamic strain relaxation associated with the paraelectric-antiferroelectric phase transition in PbZrO3, Journal of Alloys and Compounds Volume 898, 25.03.2022, 162804
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.162804

A.B. Turner*, E. Gerner, R. Firdaus, M. Echeverz, M. Werthén, P. Thomsen, S. Almqvist, M. Trobos: Role of sodium salicylate in Staphylococcus aureus quorum sensing, virulence, biofilm formation and antimicrobial susceptibility, Frontiers in Microbiology, 01.08.2022
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.931839

  • ESRs’ participation in conferences

2022

A.B. Turner*, E. Gerner, R. Firdaus, M. Echeverz, M. Werthén, P. Thomsen, S. Almqvist, M. Trobos: Role of sodium salicylate in Staphylococcus aureus quorum sensing, virulence, biofilm formation and antimicrobial susceptibility, ASM Conference on Biofilms, Charlotte, N.C., USA, 13-17.11.2022 - Poster

E. Gerner, P. Giraldo Osorno*, A. Johansson Loo, R. Firdaus, H.B. Amara, M. Werthén, A. Palmquist, P. Thomsen, O. Omar, S. Almqvist, M. Trobos: Targeting Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing with sodium salicylate modulates immune responses in vitro and in vivo, ASM Conference on Biofilms, Charlotte, N.C., USA, 13-17.11.2022 - Poster

D. Zermeño Pérez*, H. Chouirfa: Multilayer bioresorbable polyester coatings: antibiofilm application, Ashland Global R&D meeting, September 2022, worldwide online  - Talk

F.F. Cai*, F. Spieckermann, B. Sarac, L. Schweiger, Z. Chen, C. Teichert, J. Schroers, J. Eckert: Micro-/Nano-patterning of Ni-free Ti-based Bulk Metallic Glasses, MSE 2022
Darmstadt, Germany, 27-29.09.2022 - Poster

F.F. Cai*, F. Spieckermann, B. Sarac, L. Schweiger, C. Czibula, Z. Zhang, C.  Teichert, J. Eckert, Micro-/Nano-patterning of Ni-free Ti-based Bulk Metallic Glasses, MSE 2022
Darmstadt, Germany, 27-29.09.2022 - Talk

K.Tiwari*, N.Fernández Navas, G.Fiore, F.Scaglione, C.Pavan, M. Hantusch, S. Kaschube, A.Gebert, F.Turci, P.Rizzi: Chemical Dealloying of Novel Ti-Cu Based BMG for Advanced Antibacterial Properties, MSE 2022 Darmstadt, Germany, 27-29.09.2022 - Talk

D. Zermeño Pérez*, H. Chouirfa, P. Duffy, S. McMahon, U. Greiser, T. Ó´Cróinín, T. Dürig: Anti-biofilm bioresorbable polyester coatings in glass and titanium based medical devices, MSE 2022 Darmstadt, Germany, 27-29.09.2022 - Talk

J. J. Londoño*, A. Levesque, S. Prades-Rödel, F. Spieckermann, J. Eckert, A. Blatter: Effects of antibacterial element additions on Pd bulk metallic glass, MSE 2022 Darmstadt, Germany, 27-29.09.2022 - Talk

Y. Fortouna*, J.J. Gutierrez-Moreno, A. Balerba, L. A. Alberta, M. Calin, Ch.E. Lekka: Anti-bacteria Ti- based alloys for bone implants, XXXVI Panhellenic Conference on Solid State and Materials Science, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, 26-29.09.2022 - Talk

D. Fylaktopoulou, Y. Fortouna*, A. Balerba J.J. Gutierrez-Moreno, Ch. E. Lekka: Structural and electronic properties of β Ti-based alloys by density functional theory, XXXVI Panhellenic Conference on Solid State and Materials Science, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, 26-29.09.2022 - Poster

J. J. Londoño*, J. Eckert, A. Blatter: Bactericidal properties on precious-metal based BMGs, Seminar of the LMTM – PX-Group chair – Thermomechanical Metallurgy Laboratory from the EPFL, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 16.09.2022 - Talk

Y. Douest*, R.M. Forrest, N. Courtois, D. Fabrègue, B. Ter-Ovanessian, A. L. Greer, J. Chevalier: An attempt to develop new Ti-based BMGs for dental implantology by means of Machine Learning and experimental assessment, ESB 2022, Bordeaux, France, 04-08.09.2022 - Poster

Y. Fortouna* and Ch. E. Lekka: β-TiNb in presence of antibacterial Ga and Cu by ab initio calculations, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Talk

L.A. Alberta*, J. Vishnu, A. Hariharan, S. Pilz, A. Gebert, M. Calin: Effect of bactericidal agents Ga and Cu on structural and mechanical properties of β-TiNb alloys, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Talk 

A.Bartkowska*, A.Turner*,  O.Careta, M.Trobos, C.Nogues, E.Pellicer, J.Sort: Engineered porous Fe-Mn alloys with the addition of Ag as an antibacterial element for biodegradable implant applications, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Talk 

F.F. Cai*, F. Spieckermann, B. Sarac, D. Zermeño Pérez, U. Greiser, T. Ó'Cróinín, J. Eckert: Combining Patterned Ti-based Bulk Metallic Glass and Biopolymer Coating for Implant Applications, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Poster

M.B. Costa*, A.L. Greer: Combining thermomechanical processing techniques for rejuvenation of bulk metallic glasses, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Poster

Tim Kreuz*: Antimicrobial Bioactive Composites with Controlled Resorbablity, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Talk

Kirti Tiwari*, Gianluca Fiore, Federico Scaglione, Paola Rizzi: Dealloying Ti-Cu based Amorphous Alloy for Enhancing its Antimicrobial Properties for Biomedical Implant Application, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Talk

J.M.A. Escobar Hernandez*, J. Sort, E. Pellicer: Antibacterial hydroxyapatite/silver composite coatings onto mechanically improved TiMoNbTa alloy: evaluation and optimization of electrodeposition processes, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Talk

J. J. Londoño*, S. Fellner, A. Levesque, S. Prades-Rödel, F. Spieckermann, J. Eckert, A. Blatter: Cu Ion Release from Pd Bulk Metallic Glass Composites, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Poster

Y. Douest*, R.M. Forrest, F. Tancret, N. Courtois, D. Fabrègue, B. Ter-Ovanessian, J. Chevalier: Glass forming ability exploration of Ti-based bulk metallic glass system using machine learning tools, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Talk

S. Mollet Barros*, A. Bernhardt, S. Guttau, M. Gelinsky, R. Büscher: The influence of Cu2+ on SaOS-2 and human mesenchymal stromal cells, Junior EUROMAT 2022, Coimbra, Portugal, 19-22.07.2022 - Talk 

A.B. Turner*, E. Gerner, R. Firdaus, M. Echeverz, M. Werthén, P. Thomsen, S. Almqvist, M. Trobos: Role of sodium salicylate in Staphylococcus aureus quorum sensing, virulence, biofilm formation and antimicrobial susceptibility, Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 30-31.05.2022 - Poster

E. Gerner, P. Giraldo Osorno*, A. Johansson Loo, R. Firdaus, H.B. Amara, M. Werthén, A. Palmquist, P. Thomsen, O. Omar, S. Almqvist, M. Trobos, Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 30-31.05.2022 - Poster

D. Zermeño Pérez*: Breaking the Walls of Biofilm in Medical devices, Falling Walls Lab MSCA 2022, Paris, France, 23-24.05.2022 - Talk

A.B. Turner*, E. Gerner, R. Firdaus, M. Echeverz, M. Werthén, P. Thomsen, S. Almqvist, M. Trobos: Role of sodium salicylate in Staphylococcus aureus quorum sensing, virulence, biofilm formation and antimicrobial susceptibility, 8th Thesinge Biofilm Meeting 2022, Thesinge The Netherlands 23-24.05.2022 - Poster

E. Gerner, P. Giraldo Osorno*, A. Johansson Loo, R. Firdaus, H.B. Amara, M. Werthén, A. Palmquist, P. Thomsen, O. Omar, S. Almqvist, M. Trobos: Targeting Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing with sodium salicylate modulates immune responses in vitro and in vivo, 8th Thesinge Biofilm Meeting 2022, Thesinge, The Netherlands 23-24.05.2022 - Poster

Y. Douest*, N. Courtois, D. Fabrègue, B. Ter-Ovanessian, J. Chevalier: Investigations of a femtosecond laser treatment on microstructural, mechanical and corrosion behaviour of Ti-BMGs, PhD day event at MATEIS laboratory, Lyon, France, 17.05.2022 - Poster

Y. Fortouna*, J.J. Gutierrez-Moreno, L. A. Alberta, M. Calin, Ch.E. Lekka: 
β-TiNb in presence of antibacterial Ga and Cu by ab initio calculations, MultIChem 2022, Boppard, Germany, 16-18.05.2022 - Poster

M.B. Costa*, A.L. Greer: Cryogenic Thermal Cycling of a Pd43Cu27Ni10P20 bulk metallic glass, TMS 2022. Anaheim, USA, 27.02.2022-03.03.2022, online - Talk

2021

Y. Fortouna*, A. Balerba, J.J. Gutierrez-Moreno, M. Calin, Ch.E.Lekka:
Titanium based alloys for hard tissue implant applications
Workshop on Computational Materials Science, Univ. Patras, Greece, 18.12.2021 - Talk

F-F. Cai*, F. Spieckermann, B. Sarac, S. Ketov, J. Eckert:
Fabrication and Func-tionalisation of Hierarchical Micro --/Nano Patterned Bulk Metallic Glasses
Exposé at Erich Schmid Institute, Leoben, Austria, October 2021 - Talk 

D. Zermeño Pérez*:
Hydrophilic and hydrophobic drug encapsulation in PLGA-PEG-PEI nanoparticles for breast cancer therapy
National Mexican Nanotechnology symposium, Mexico, Oct 2020, online - Talk

Y. Fortouna*, J.J. Gutierrez-Moreno, M. Calin, Ch.E.Lekka:
Titanium based Alloys for hard tissue Implant Applications
XXXV Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science, NCSR ”Demokritos”, Athens, Greece, 26-29 September 2021 - Talk

L.A. Alberta*, Y. Fortouna*, S. Pilz, A. Gebert, Ch.E. Lekka, M. Calin:
Structural and mechanical properties of novel Beta-type Gallium-bearing TiNb alloys for biomedical use - ab initio and experimental approach
EUROMAT 2021 Graz, Austria, 13-17.09.2021, online - Poster

A. Bartkowska*, O. Careta, P. Solsona, J. Fornell, C. Nogués, E. Pellicer, J. Sort:
Engineered porous Fe50Mn50 alloys with additions of Ag as an antibacterial element for biodegradable implant applications
EUROMAT 2021 Graz, Austria, 13-17.09.2021, online - Talk

F-F. Cai*, F. Spieckermann, B. Sarac, S. Ketov, J. Eckert:
Enhancing antibacterial properties on micro-/nano-patterned Ti-based bulk metallic glass via self-organizing hierarchical biopolymers for hard tissue implant applications
EUROMAT 2021 Graz, Austria, 13-17.09.2021, online - Talk 

K. Tiwari*, F. Scaglione, P. Rizzi:
Dealloying of Titanium amorphous alloy for advanced antibacterial properties
EUROMAT 2021 Graz, Austria, 13-17.09.2021, online - Poster

J.M.A. Escobar Hernandez*, J. Sort, E. Pellicer:
Electrodeposition and characterization of hydroxyapatite/silver nanoparticles composite coatings on newly developed β-type TiMoNbTa alloy
EUROMAT 2021 Graz, Austria, 13-17.09.2021, online - Poster

J. J. Londoño*, A. Levesque, S. Prades-Rödel, F. Spieckermann, J. Eckert, A. Blatter
Antibacterial Cu ion release from Pt- and Pd-based bulk metallic glasses for dental and medical applications
EUROMAT 2021 Graz, Austria, 13-17.09.2021, online - Poster

Y. Douest*, N. Courtois, D. Fabrègue, B. Ter-Ovanessian, J. Chevalier: 
Effect of surface modification on microsctructural, mechanical and corrosion behavior of Ti-BMG
EUROMAT 2021 Graz, Austria, 13-17.09.2021, online - Poster

F.-F. Cai*, F. Spieckermann, B. Sarac, S. Ketov, J. Eckert:
Enhancing antibacterial properties on micro-/nano-patterned Ti-based bulk metallic glass via self-organizing hierarchical biopolymers for hard tissue implant applications
ISNR-International Symposium on Nanoscale Research, Leoben, Austria, September 2021 - Poster

K. Tiwari*, A. Miliute, G. Fiore, F. Scaglione, P. Rizzi:
Titanium Based Amorphous Alloys for Biomedical Application
NTM / ‘NewTimes - New Trends in Materials Science and Engineering ', Turin, Italy, 14-18 June 2021, online - Poster

A. Gebert, M. Roshchina*, S. Pilz, U Hempel, M. Calin:
Surface design of metastable beta-Ti-Nb alloys for biomedical use
Thermec 2021, Graz, Austria, June 2021, online - Poster

2020

D. Zermeño Pérez*:
Hydrophilic and hydrophobic drug encapsulation in PLGA-PEG-PEI nanoparticles for breast cancer therapy 
National Mexican Nanotechnology symposium, Mexico, October 2020, online - Talk

                                                                                                  * BIOREMIA ESR

  • Outreach activities

ESR 11 & 12: Try-on-research UGOT (Sweden) (29.08.2022 – 30.11.2022): A medical doctor from the Sahlgrenska University Hospital performed a secondment at the Department of Biomaterials under the supervision of Associate Professor Margarita Trobos and BIOREMIA members Adam Turner and Paula Giraldo

ESR 11 &12: Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Research Gothenburg (CARe Meeting 2021 and 2022). In 2021 ESR 11 went as a member, in 2022 Adam and Paula presented their work and represented BIOREMIA in 2022 alongside ESR12, ESR3 and ESR 14

European Researchers Night, 29.09.2022: ESR 7 participated in Turin (Italy). During the event, she had the opportunity to disseminate the BIOREMIA project and to engage different age audiences. With her guests she played a guessing game about the type of implants and their body location.

As part of the MSCA Falling Walls 2022 edition, ESR 10 made a video presentation and oral pitch in front of and international panel of judges from academia, industry, and policy makers.

ApertaMenteChimica: ESR 7 participated in this Chemistry Department-open day held on 14 May 2022, organized by University of Turin, Italy. ESR 7 communicated and disseminated her research activities and BIOREMIA project to public, school, and university students where on an average ESR 7 interacted with 35 people of various age groups.

ESR 6 gave a talk about „Tackling bacterial infections of orthopaedic implants as a material scientist” at the MCR/SCR reseach day 2022 at Robinson College, Cambridge.

ESR 6 presented his work during the annual Postgrad Seminar at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, UK.

ESR 12: PRAO, 14-18 March 2022, Gothenburg (Sweden) - Practical working life orientation for school children. Paula Giraldo trained a student from 9th year in science and laboratory work. The students gain knowledge about working life before future study and career choices.

ESR 6 gave a talk during the virtual seminar of the Bone Research Society (BRS) titled „Substituted Apatites” on 22.02.2022.

Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum organized by UCAM, 23.06.2021 (online):
The ESR5 and ESR6 (together with their supervisors) organized the ‘BIOREMIA booth’ at this Forum. Many ESRs participated with posters about their PhD projects. This event had a remarkable international coverage, with nearly 400 registrants from universities, research institutes and industrial companies from 25 countries.

MadaAdvances, an outreach video made by ESR2, May 2021

EURAXESS Latin America and the Caribbean Meeting (LAC) organized by Marie Curie Alumni Association, 18.03.2021 (online):  
Four of our fellows (ESR8 from UAB, ESR10 from Ashland, ESR12 from UGOT and ESR13 from PXS) participated in the meeting promoting the BIOREMIA project.

BIOREMIA fellows as MSCA Ambassadors: In order to promote their research in the BIOREMIA project in their country of origin each ESR has presented her/his individual project in form of a short video in their mother language acting as MSCA Ambassadors.

For an annual Irish Scientific Journalism Award (2021), the ESR 10 made a video about good and bad sides of viruses.

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, India, 19.11.2021, online:
ESR 7 from UNITO gave a talk on “Research career at Italy- My Experience” at her former Masters university.

  • Related Projects

BREAK BIOFILMS / Innovative analysis and design rules for next-generation antifouling interfaces

BIOCLEAN / BIOfilm management and CLEANing by leveraging fundamental understanding of biological, chemical and physical combined approaches

PRINT-AID / European training network for development of personalized anti-infective medical devices combining printing technologies and antimicrobial functionality

CARTNET / Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance Training Network

STIMULUS / Stimuli Responsive Materials for the Rapid Detection and Treatment of healthcare Associated Infections

INSPiRE-MED / Integrating Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Multimodal Imaging for Research and Education in MEDicine

BioImplant / Innovative Training Network Developing Next-Generation Bioresorbable Medical Devices

FIDELIO / Training network for research into bone fragility in diabetes in Europe - towards a personalised medicine approach

  • Useful Links

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

- The European Charter for Researchers

- Career Development - Create your path to success!

- The European Commission's priorities

- EU funding programmes

- European Research Executive Agency (EREA, former REA)

- EU Publications

- EU at a glance

- visit  ‘Microbiology Resources’  (Microbiology Society) to learn more about: Bacteriology, Virology, Clinical and health-related. Culture Collections, Genomics and Molecular Biology, Learned Societies, Professional Bodies, Publishing and Literature Resources, Research Councils and Funding Bodies, Teaching and Learning Resources,  and Universities, Research & Careers Organisations.

EU regulation - Healthcare engineering / Medical devices

 - In vitro diagnostic medical devices (Regulation 2017/746)

 - Medical devices (Regulation 2017/745)

 - Active implantable medical devices (Directive 90/385/EEC)

 - In vitro diagnostic medical devices (Directive 98/79/EC)

  - Medical devices (Directive 93/42/EEC)

  • Science & Society

- She figures 2021 - Gender in research and innovation: statistics and indicators

Equality between women and men is one of the EU’s founding values. Since the European Commission’s ERA Communication of 2012, gender equality in research and innovation (R&I) as a priority has been strengthened progressively. The She Figures 2021 publication uses the latest available statistics to monitor the state of gender equality R&I across Europe and beyond, through providing comparable data and analysis for approximately 88 indicators. The data follow the ‘chronological journey’ of women from graduating from doctoral studies to participating in the labour market and acquiring decision-making roles, while exploring differences in women’s and men’s working conditions and research and innovation output.

- Gender equality policies in public research

- The Commission's gender equality strategy

- Gendered Innovations - How gender analysis contributes to research: report of the expert group 'Innovation through gender'

- Elsevier's reports on gender in research

- Spotlight on EU action for women

- Enabling open science and societal engagement in research

- Employment and social affairs

- EU Publications: health policy

- EU Publications: environment

- Spotlight on digital Europe - Empowering people with a new generation of technologies

- Education and training

- Bussiness and Industry

- Digital economy and society

- Culture and media

- Climate action and the European Green Deal

- EU4Health 2021-2027 – a vision for a healthier European Union