STIMULUS

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

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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 dressing
Smartwound dressing

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

Smartwound dressing
Smartwound dressing

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

Smartwound dressing
Smartwound dressing

An array of vesicle patches in a gel matrix.

 

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Organizing the Calendar

Information to applicants

We have started to recruit 15 Ph.D. students to work on our future treatments of healthcare-related infections. Take a look at our offers here.

People on a Deck

News & Updates

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 shortlisted candidates for the Ph.D. positions in January and February. Keep your eyes open for more news.