STIMULUS

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

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE

grant agreement No 955664

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What is STIMULUS

STIMULUS is a European Training Network working on reducing healthcare-associated infections. We train early-stage researchers (Ph.D. students) for a career in biomaterials by researching smart wound dressings that can detect and treat bacterial infections without opening the wound.

To accomplish this, STIMULUS combines the expertise of organic, macromolecular, physical and materials chemists, materials scientists, electronic engineers, biotechnologists, medical doctors (clinicians), (micro)biologists, government policy experts, and representatives from both SMEs and large enterprises. Our consortium bridges from academia and medical research institutes to policymakers and industry.

Our researchers get individualized and joint training in all these disciplines and relevant sectors along the value chain, giving them a unique and genuinely interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral training experience.

Smartwound dressing
Smartwound dressing

An array of vesicle patches in a gel matrix ©smartwound.co.uk

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Smartwound dressing
Smartwound dressing

The phospholipid vesicles respond to membrane damaging toxins released by bacteria in wounds as the microbes reach a critical density ©smartwound.co.uk

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Smartwound dressing
Smartwound dressing

The wound dressing provides early and rapid indication of the onset of infection - by a simple colour change ©smartwound.co.uk

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Smartwound dressing
Smartwound dressing

An array of vesicle patches in a gel matrix ©smartwound.co.uk

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Noticeboard

 
Organizing the Calendar

Watch now the first video in our series of self-presentations and introducing interviews. Giacomo from Italy is making the start.

We updated our series! A new video is online. Bhavana, our second ESR at BOKU, introduces herself. Will she be able to master the cabling complexity in her lab and the huge amounts of data needed for her reasearch?

People on a Deck

Information to applicants

All Ph.D. positions have been filled and almost all of the students were finally able to join their research group in one of the member countries of the Consortium.

Working at the Office

Upcoming Events 

Due to Corona restrictions we were not able to have our planned meetings and workshops yet. Do keep your eyes open, though, for updates coming up.