Year Leader Title Institution
2017 Hanna Tiainen Postdoctoral Fellow University of Oslo (UiO)



Today, implant surgeries are very common. They are usually successful, and the patient can return to their lives as if nothing had happened. But if we fast forward forty years, and these types of surgeries will have become too risky to perform. As with many other aspects of modern healthcare that we have taken for granted since the turn of the millennium, the outlook for the widespread use and reliance on implantable medical devices is becoming increasingly uncertain, because of the alarming rise in antibiotic resistance. When people get an infection that cannot be treated with antibiotics, there is little that can be done.

The goal of the workshop is to launch a collaborative project that will lead to the development of a new generation of biomaterials designed, made from, or coated with, biomolecules that promote the growth of human tissue cells, as well having antibacterial properties. By utilising healing properties inherent to natural biomolecules, a new generation of implant biomaterials can be produced to actively repel bacteria and prevent the development of biofilm-induced infections, while including host tissue healing and immune-competence around the implant.



Bryan Coad
Senior Research Fellow
University of Adelaide
Rui Domingues
Postdoctoral Fellow
3B's Research Group, University of Minho
Manuel Gomez-Florit
Postdoctoral Fellow
3B's Research Group, University of Minho
David Grainger
Univerity of Utha
Pedro Inácio
PhD Candidate
University of Helsinki
Joe Latimer
University of Salford Manchester
Jessica Lönn-Stensrud
Senior Academic Librarian
Science Library, University of Oslo
Rikke L. Meyer
Aarhus University
Manuel Schweikle
PhD Candidate
University of Oslo
Florian Weber
PhD Candidate
Univeristy of Oslo
David Wiedmer
PhD Candidate
University of Oslo