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

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



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.



Organizing the Calendar

Information to applicants

We have started recruiting our first batch of Ph.D. students to work on our future treatments of healthcare-related infections. We will recruit a total of 15 Ph.D. students. Take a look at the eligibility criteria and the first job offers  here.

People on a Deck

STIMULUS had its kick-off meeting with all Beneficiaries who will host Ph.D. students on the 27th of October. The event had to take place on Zoom due COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Working at the Office

Upcoming Events 

We will interview the first batch of shortlisted candidates for the Ph.D. positions in the final half of February. Apply and keep your eyes open for more details.


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Muthgasse 11/II - 1190 Vienna - A

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Smartwound dressing

An array of vesicle patches in a gel matrix ©

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