BIOREMIA research programme will be implemented by 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will be recruited by the consortium before August 2020. All ESRs will be enrolled in PhD degree programmes upon acceptance and be employed for 36 months in a beneficiary organisation.
The ESRs will carry out research on individual projects across the work-packages for designing, synthesising, characterising, and testing various biofilm-resistant materials and coatings for bone-related implant applications.
The training programme is designed to provide multidisciplinary scientific training at the interface of materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics, medical device technology, biomedical engineering, medical and biological sciences, with the aim of opening up new approaches in the field of biofilm-resistant biomaterials and antibacterial technologies.
The BIOREMIA training programme is based on exposing the PhD fellows to a stimulating scientific and professional environment, and providing them with ample experience in interdisciplinary and intersectoral work.
The training programme will include advanced scientific topics, hands-on lab exercises, and industrial aspects beyond the standard PhD programme at universities. To maximise the employability of our ESRs we will deliver an excellent set of key transferable skills for personal and professional development.
The ESRs will be exposed to both sectors through reciprocal industry-academia secondments and participation in the Network-wide training events. The young researchers will also gain social and cultural experience of living in a different country.
The basis for the research training is a coherent, ambitious and timely research program comprised of a broad set of state-of-the-art research projects supervised by excellent scientists. The 15 ESR projects are presented in the following table where the host institutions and supervisors are listed for each project, together with scientific objectives, expected results and planned secondments.
All ESR projects
ESR 1: Antibacterial coatings of metallic surfaces: From ab-initio to large scale molecular dynamics simulations
|Host Institution University of Ioannina (UOI), Greece||Supervisor Prof. Christina Lekka||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 2: Low-rigidity beta-type Ti-based alloys with intrinsic antibacterial and anti-biofilm properties
|Host Institution Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW), Germany||Supervisor Prof. Mariana Calin||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 3: Fabrication and characterisation of dense and porous Fe-Mn-(Ag,Zn) based alloys with enhanced antibacterial performance for biodegradable implants applications
|Host Institution Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain||Supervisor Prof. Jordi Sort||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 4: Fabrication and functionalization of hierarchical micro- / nano-patterned bulk metallic glasses
|Host Institution Montanuniversität Leoben (MUL), Austria||Supervisor Prof. Jürgen Eckert||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 5: Optimisation of biomechanical behavior and deformation mechanisms of antibacterial glassy alloys
|Host Institution University of Cambridge (UCAM), United Kingdom||Supervisor Prof. Lindsay Greer||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 6: Antimicrobial Bioactive Composites with controlled Resorbability
|Host Institution University of Cambridge (UCAM), United Kingdom||Supervisor Prof. Serena Best & Prof. Ruth Cameron||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 7: Design of antimicrobial mechanism of metallic patterned hydrophobic surfaces produced by dealloying and plastic flow deformation of metallic glasses
|Host Institution Università degli Studi di Torino (UNITO), Italy||Supervisor Prof. Paola Rizzi||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 8: Aqueous electrodeposition of hydroxyapatite and Ag NPs-HA and ZnO-HA composite films with antifouling performance
|Host Institution Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain||Supervisor Prof. Eva Pellicer||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 9: Oxidative stress effects, corrosion and electrochemical response of new metastable Ti alloys with bacteria-killing oxide-based coatings
|Host Institution The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW), Germany||Supervisor Dr. Annett Gebert||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 10: Sustainable manufacturing of anti-fouling and anti-bacterial bioresorbable PEG-polymer coatings for metal surfaces of implantable medical devices and nanotube-based drug delivery system
|Host Institution Ashland Specialties Ireland Ltd. (Ashland), Ireland||Supervisor Dr. Udo Greiser||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 11: Material induced inhibition of biofilm formation
|Host Institution Goeteborgs Universitet (UGOT), Sweden||Supervisor Prof. Margarita Trobos||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 12: Interplay between inflammation and regeneration and its modulation by surface and bulk composition of metallic materials
|Host Institution Goeteborgs Universitet (UGOT), Sweden||Supervisor Prof. Anders Palmquist||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 13: Bactericidal properties of precious metal-based glassy alloys: an industrial design approach towards a novel class of anti-biofouling materials
|Host Institution PX Services SA (PXS), Switzerland||Supervisor Dr. Andreas Blatter||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 14: Minimally-invasive dental implants with improved microbiological safety from Ti-based BMGs
|Host Institution Anthogyr SAS (Anthogyr), France||Supervisor Dr. Nicolas Curtois||Fellows||Detailsdetails|
ESR 15: Impact of implant coatings on osseointegration and biofilm prevention
|Host Institution Stryker Trauma GmbH (Stryker), Germany||Supervisor Dr. Robin Büscher||Fellows||Detailsdetails|