COST action AMiCI final conference to be held in Krakow 18-20.2.2020

Final conference of COST Action AMiCi will take place in February in Krakow. The three days event will encompass the Core Group and Management Committee meetings and two-day conference. The conference will aim to summarize the AMiCI action with the view to formulate the official statement of antimicrobial coatings addressed to EU, as well as discuss achievements of working groups and ways forward. 18th February

Webinar – Roadmap for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance: 5 key strategies and targets to tackle this global health threat

We invite you to join the webinar that will be hosted by The EU Health Policy Platform. Webinar starts on Monday 13 January 2020, 14h30-16h CET Brussels time. Agenda of the webinar 14.30–14.35 Introduction and welcome Ann Marie Borg, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) 14.35–15.10 Presentation of the Roadmap for Action on AMRby members of the AMR Stakeholder Network European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) Federation

Training school on assessment of effectivity of antimicrobial coatings

CA15114 COST AMiCI welcomes, especially early career investigators to apply for “Training school on assessment of effectivity of antimicrobial coatings (AMCs)”, Wednesday to Friday 29th  to 31st  of January 2020 University of Latvia, Jelgavas str. 1, Riga, Latvia. The training school is led by COST AMiCI WG4 leader Dr. Martina Modic and WG2 vice leader Dr. Patrick Cosemans. Travel costs are reimbursed according to COST

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

The workshop combines three AMiCI working groups: WG1 – Safe by design, WG2- Performance assessment and WG3- Adverse effects. The concept is to have introductive presentations, a Word Café session, and then a discussion forum on how to improve antimicrobial coatings and its efficacy testing. The objective is to deliver an official statement on the use of antimicrobial coatings in a health care setting. The

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

AMiCI Mid-Term Conference in Zagreb, Croatia

On 2-3 October 2018, the AMiCI Mid-Term Conference was held, combined with the Action Management Committee and Core Group Meetings, at the Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute of Public Health, in Zagreb, Croatia. The European Union COST Action AMiCI brings together experts on the synthesis, use and assessment of unwanted side effects of antimicrobial coatings. The project is coordinated by dr. Francy Crijns (Zuyd University of

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

AMiCI Mid-term Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

The program of the Conference: Day 1: Tuesday 2 October 9:00 Welcome by Local Organiser 9:15 AMiCI – What has happened the past 2 years? Challenges & Solutions 10:00 WG1 Session: Antimicrobial Coatings (AMC) – Safe by Design 10:00 Critical overview of antimicrobial coating technologies in healthcare settings (plenary talk) 10:40 Coffee break 11:00 Nanoengineering strategies for safe by design antimicrobial materials 11:25 Phthalocyanine derivatives as

Metal nanoparticles and their polymer based composites for biological applications

Development of novel and innovative routes for metal nanoparticles (Au, Ag and Cu NPs) synthesis, different sizes (5-40 nm), shapes, and surface chemistry which makes them useful in a wide spectrum of applications. Structural, morphological and optical characterization of NPs. The focus on individual and particulary polymer/organic molecules functionalized nanoparticles which are prevented from agglomeration and oxidation, and also have improved physicochemical characteristics and functions.