Horizon 2020
European Union Funding
for Research & Innovation
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ESR projects

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.

Training structure

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.

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All ESR projects

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Institution
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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

Yannick Fortouna

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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

Ludovico Andrea Alberta

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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

Aleksandra Bartkowska

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ESR 4: Fabrication and functionalization of hierarchical micro- / nano-patterned bulk metallic glasses

Host Institution Montanuniversität Leoben (MUL), Austria Supervisor Prof. Jürgen Eckert Fellows

Fei-Fan Cai
 

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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

Miguel Brito Costa

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ESR 6: Antimicrobial Bioactive Composites with controlled Resorbability

Host Institution University of Cambridge (UCAM), United Kingdom Supervisor Prof. Serena Best & Prof. Ruth Cameron Fellows

Tim Kreuz

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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

Kirti Tiwari
 

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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

John Michael Ahmed Escobar Hernandez
 

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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

Marina Roshchina

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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

David Zermeño Pérez

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ESR 11: Material induced inhibition of biofilm formation

Host Institution Goeteborgs Universitet (UGOT), Sweden Supervisor Prof. Margarita Trobos Fellows

Adam Turner

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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

Paula Milena Giraldo Osorno

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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

Juan José Londoño Rueda

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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

Yohan Douest

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ESR 15: Impact of implant coatings on osseointegration and biofilm prevention

Host Institution Stryker Trauma GmbH (Stryker), Germany Supervisor Dr. Robin Büscher Fellows

Sebastião Maria Mollet de Barros

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