Antimicrobial activity of natural phenolic compounds and their potential application

Synthetic chemicals have been used for a disease control in plants for a long time. However, most of these chemicals cause a number of undesirable effects on the environment, including human health. Therefore, there has been increasing interest in natural and plant-based products such as plant extracts and essential oils, which are thought to be better alternatives to synthetic chemicals [1-2]. Carvacrol and eugenol are

From nano-ZnOenabled antimicrobial surfaces to propidium iodide staining underestimating biofilm viability

Presentation given by Merilin Rosenberg during the AMiCI Workshop for Early Career Investigators (ECIs) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Riga, Latvia, 7th of March 2019

Development of the inventory on dissolution-driven environmental effects of AMC-related nanoparticles

Presentation given by Krunoslav Ilic during the AMiCI Workshop for Early Career Investigators (ECIs) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Riga, Latvia, 7th of March 2019

Hospital hygiene and infection control in real-life circumstances – cleaning and innovative solutions

Presentation given by Jenni Inkinen during the AMiCI Workshop for Early Career Investigators (ECIs) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Riga, Latvia, 7th of March 2019

Environmental Factors Affecting Drying Time on Plastic and Potential Issues Associated with Efficacy Testing of Antimicrobial Surfaces

Presentation given by James Redfern during the AMiCI Workshop for Early Career Investigators (ECIs) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM). Riga, Latvia, 7th of March 2019

Antimicrobial Activity of Electrospun Polylactic Acid Nanofiber Composites

Presentation given by Dilaida Kanmaz during the Riga Workshop for Early Career Investigators (ECIs) and Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Riga, Latvia, 7th of March 2019.

Thessaloniki Ready to Welcome Participants of AMiCI meeting! (September 26-27th)

The COST action CA15114 organizes the Joint WG1 and WG3 meetings at the premises of the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece 26 and 27 September 2019. The program of the event to be announced.

Funds available for Short Term Scientific Missions and ICT Conference Grants to be finalised by the end of April!

Purpose of a Short-Term Scientific Missions STSM facilitates Researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action [CA 15114] to go to an institution, organization or research center in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Career Investigators” (ECI) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has

Training School on “Antimicrobial Coatings”

5-day Training School on Antimicrobial Coatings at Amsterdam UMC at the University of Amsterdam, April 8-12, 2019 The COST action CA15114 “AMiCI” organize a 5-day Training School on “Antimicrobial Coatings”. The objective of this training school is to provide Early Stage Researchers with scientific background as well as practical expertise in testing antimicrobial coatings and surfaces, trained by renowned material and infectious disease scientists. This training school

Environmental and Experimental Factors Affecting Efficacy Testing of Nonporous Plastic Antimicrobial Surfaces

Test methods for efficacy assessment of antimicrobial coatings are not modelled on a hospital environment, and instead use high humidity (>90%) high temperature (37 °C), and no airflow. Therefore, an inoculum will not dry, resulting in an antimicrobial surface exhibiting prolonged antimicrobial activity, as moisture is critical to activity. Liquids will dry quicker in a hospital ward, resulting in a reduced antimicrobial efficacy compared to