National Biofilms Innovation Centre

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Sch of Biological Sciences

Abstract

The University of Southampton will receive the award on behalf of the lead institutions of the NBIC consortium (University of Southampton, University of Liverpool, University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh). The University of Southampton will also be responsible for the disbursement of funds to the lead institutions of the NBIC consortium. The Grant Holder will be Jeremy Webb (Principle Investigator, Corresponding) on behalf of the NBIC Consortium lead investigators Jeremy Webb (Southampton), Rasmita Raval (Liverpool), Cait MacPhee (Edinburgh) and Miguel Camara (Nottingham)".
Biofilms are central to some of the most urgent global challenges and exert considerable economic impact across industry sectors. They are a leading cause of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), forecast to cost $100tn in world GDP and 10m deaths by 2050. Biofilms are the major cause of chronic infections, costing the NHS £2bn p.a. Contamination, energy losses and damage by biofilms impact on the £70bn UK foods industry, the $2.8 trillion consumer products sector, and $117bn global coatings industry. Biofilm management is essential to deliver clean and globally sustainable drinking water and food security.
The National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) will deliver a future where biofilms can be effectively controlled and harnessed, increasing value for the companies we work with, and providing pathways to impact for world-class research across the UK. NBIC will bring UK companies from across the industrial sectors around the table with the best of UK biofilm research to accelerate the adoption of new technologies into company products and services. Where companies are not ready to take an opportunity to market, we will provide world class entrepreneurial training to maximise the success of our spin outs
NBIC will provide a focus for industry partners to access biofilm research across the UK, simplifying knowledge transfer and catalysing collaboration. Working with industry, NBIC will produce sector roadmaps, identifying the unmet needs of the sectors, and the key scientific, commercial, technical and regulatory barriers to meet them. The roadmaps will provide a key context for the evolution of the NBIC science strategy.
NBIC will leverage existing investments in research, facilities and people to address near and long term industrial and societal challenges and to establish a pathway for the accelerated adoption of new biofilm innovations and technologies, whilst significantly promoting the expansion of a highly trained researcher workforce in this field.
We will develop the next generation of leaders in biofilms with bespoke scientific, entrepreneurial and leadership training, and we will undertake International exchanges of students and staff with SCELSE biofilms centre in Singapore. We will engage with all of the university doctoral colleges with a view to submitting a bid to the 2019 DTP call.
We will draw on the considerable outreach and engagement experience of the NBIC partners to share and develop tailored events and activities suitable for primary and secondary schools, CPD for teachers, science festivals, youth groups and community-based organisations throughout the UK.

Technical Summary

Technical Summary
NBIC will work across 4 strategic themes to prevent, detect, manage and engineer biofilms, capitalising on world-class underpinning research to address sectoral challenges identified with our industry partners. NBIC will work with industry, regulators, funders and policymakers, and engage the public in a two-way dialogue to refine the research and industrial strategy agenda, shape public funding initiatives and determine strategy for industrial pre- and post-competitive research.
The strategy and remit of the 4 themes are as follows:
PREVENT: Prevention of early stage microbial adhesion and colonisation events at surfaces. Advanced techniques to create next-generation biofilm prevention strategies.
DETECT: Accurate, quantitative biofilm detection and metrology across multiple scales through innovative sensing, tracking and diagnostic technologies. Identify and exploit new and known biofilm-specific biomarkers.
MANAGE: To kill, remove or control established biofilms by understanding and exploiting their life cycle dynamics and development across a range of environments and levels of complexity.
ENGINEER: Harness the benefits of complex microbial consortia from knowledge of their composition, function, ecology and evolution. Exploit biofilm understanding at the interface with engineering and process applications.
CROSS-CUTTING THEME: PREDICTIVE MODELLING. This theme will exploit our expertise in computational and mathematical tools for understanding, modelling and simulating biological and physical processes and activities of biofilms.
By addressing the scientific challenges and strategy outlined above, NBIC will help companies create value by benefiting from biofilms or by addressing the challenges that they face caused by biofilms.

Planned Impact

Impact summary

The National Biofilms Innovation Centre will bring together academic researchers from multiple disciplines; facilitate existing academic/industry collaborations where relevant and appropriate; broker new interactions between the academic research base and industry; and draw upon world-class underpinning bioscience to address unmet industry needs. NBIC will create the world's premier centre for biofilms training and research, and ensure its translation into capacity building and innovation.

NBIC will engage with industry by facilitating knowledge integration and capacity building. NBIC will be a single point of call for companies with challenges that relate to biofilm technologies, whether the challenge is to prevent (e.g. in human health applications), detect (e.g. in potable water systems), manage (e.g. in wastewater treatment plants) or engineer (e.g. in industrial biotechnology applications). Given this wide field of potential sectors, NBIC will draw on and facilitate links with all relevant disciplines across the physical, life, medical and social sciences. The goal is bidirectional: to ensure the maximum impact of world-class underpinning science, as well as respond directly to unmet industry needs. NBIC will achieve this by: establishing sector-specific roadmaps to educate and influence the academic base; the allocation of joint academic/industry collaborative funding; provision of entrepreneurial training for early career researchers and established academics; and the organisation of multiple different types of events, all designed to enrich relationships between Universities and companies.

Market analysis indicates that the formation, control, removal or use of biofilm technology has a global impact on economic activity of $5,000bn. Fundamental scientific breakthroughs remain to be made, and the purpose of NBIC is to form a UK-wide collaborative community best able to make these breakthroughs, and ensure their translation into products, services, devices, materials and protocols that will benefit the general public.

By delivering a coherent national response to the challenges in biofilms research, NBIC will increase the efficiency and impact of the research across the UK for all the academics that work with it.

We will create value for the companies we work with by placing at the heart of our research strategy, solving their problems and helping them access new opportunities.

By providing companies and society with new tools to prevent, detect, manage and engineer biofilms we will significantly reduce the harm that they cause and improve clinical outcomes from persistent infections and biofilm related disease.

We will develop the next generation of leaders in biofilms with bespoke scientific, entrepreneurial and leadership training, and we will undertake International exchanges of students and staff with SCELSE biofilms centre in Singapore. We will engage with all of the university doctoral colleges with a view to submitting a bid to the 2019 BBSRC DTP call.

We will draw on the considerable outreach and engagement experience of the NBIC partners to share and develop tailored events and activities suitable for primary and secondary schools, CPD for teachers, science festivals, youth groups and community-based organisations throughout the UK.

Organisations

Publications

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Title Science Ceilidh 
Description Science Ceilidh-biofilms formation, shows how microbiomes formed into biofioms. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact It allows participants and viewers to have a more direct understanding of biofilms formation and how they are different from normal individual microbiomes, and how physics might be able to tackle the issue. 
URL http://www.scienceceilidh.com/physics
 
Description NBIC has been helping industry find academic partners to solve unmet needs. One of them is helping Chilled Food Association (CFA) in finding a partner in the use of safe visible light for biofilm control and disinfection in the chilled food industry.The project demonstrates how NBIC can be engaged in understanding and disseminating unmet needs, finding partners and then enabling translation.
For NBIC's academic partners, NBIC has been assisting the academic community to find the right industry partner to collaborate with on progressing a real-world application of their technology or knowledge either via our workshops, making direct contact or by targeted partner searches. Recently NBIC helped Dr Sourav Ghosh from Loughborough Unversity to conduct feasibility test on an optical-fluorescence-based detection technique that seeks to quantitatively detect bacterial biofilms in infected wounds against a complex background of normal flora, and determine antibiotic susceptibility. The rapid single-step test, implementable at the bedside, can potentially transform wound care
through improved clinical outcome and reduced costs. The initial test with partner Smith & Nephew was successful.
NBIC also helped to support biofilm models to assess novel interventions. NBIC recently funded a study in SCARAB to examine the effectiveness of novel antimicrobial-drugs, against both clinically relevant bacterial and fungal species in the explant. We are exploiting the explant model of biofilm formation to determine the efficacy of a series of nanoparticle formulations of antimicrobial drugs on developing andmature biofilms. Such formulations are predicted to enhance efficacy through the disruption of biofilms and improved drug retention in the eye. The outcomes of the study will enable the identification of a core set of formulations that will be taken forward for commercialisation.
In international collaboration, supported by the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), NBIC signed two MOUs with SCELSE and SNBC, paving
the way for a truly academic-industry partnership that will cement the UK and Singapore as global leaders in biofilms research and innovation. These agreements will facilitate joint R&D programmes, sharing of knowledge and expertise, researcher exchanges and trade between the UK and Singapore, strengthening our global position in biofilm research and innovation.
Exploitation Route NBIC has shown itself in its first two years to be a pioneering, inclusive, agile and adaptive IKC via the speed at which it has engaged with both the UK RI/University Network and the industrial community across multiple sectors.

As a team we are clear on our future approach and priorities. In the next 3 years, in order to underpin our sustainability, we will continue to build a vibrant research base accessing additional grant funding supplemented by industrial research collaboration investment. We will deepen and secure our industrial engagement via our activities in order to add value to our Industrial Partners growth and to the benefit of our Research Community. Our funding calls will be one route of facilitating translation, but we will signpost and support access to others. We will introduce entrepreneurial training for our Research Community, targeted at building capability, but also to include accelerator programmes to aid researchers in progressing the translation of their innovations. We will run further project calls including one focused on the NBIC community accessing our Hartree (STFC) funding in line with criteria agreed by the funders and research community. Through this strategy, we will drive our pathways to impact on measurable societal and economic value outputs.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.biofilms.ac.uk
 
Description The vision for the National Biofilms Innovation Centre is to create a fusion of world-class research and industry to deliver breakthrough technologies in the control and exploitation of biofilms. By harnessing our interdisciplinary expertise and infrastructure across the UK, we will create the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs to deliver growth and wealth creation. We are creating a pioneering and truly national centre, with an inclusive strategy that has brought together the original four lead Universities, a partnership that has expanded to include 53 associate research organisations, and support from a growing base of >100 small, medium and large companies. This brings an unprecedented set of capabilities, connectedness and exploratory power that carries a huge potential for innovation that will allow us to lead on a global stage. NBIC is creating a global brand, intimately linked with the world's leading biofilm research institutions. We have signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with three of these centres. NBIC aims to be recognised internationally for its innovation and collaborative research in biofilms. Our early impact is evidenced by our company interactions, partnering, our portfolio of 51 Proof of Concept (POC) projects, and workshops. We are also educating the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs and starting to drive the policy and research agenda for biofilms in the UK. Our vision for advancing biofilm research and skills training builds on the strategic themes of Prevention, Detection, Managing and Engineering of biofilms. Together with our academic and industry partners, we are working to define the key global challenges and scientific priorities within these themes, and we will continue to refine and develop our objectives according to industry needs. We have built a UK-wide cohort of Interdisciplinary Research Fellows (IRFs) to deliver on these scientific priorities. Key challenges defined within these themes include: In Prevention we aim to design a new generation of surfaces and materials to prevent microbial adhesion and/or biofilm formation; in Detection to deliver a step change in the ability to detect biofilms directly, in-situ and at the point-of-use in field-based contexts and in close-to-patient care; in Manage to accelerate the development of successful treatments, which target the biofilm life cycle-dynamics; and in Engineer to harness the benefits of complex microbial consortia from knowledge of their composition, function, ecology and evolution. Our vision is for NBIC to be the natural route for organisations to target their open innovation activity related to biofilm management or exploitation across the UK. We are connecting experts, simplifying knowledge transfer and catalysing collaboration to address key issues on biofilm prevention, detection, management and engineering. Working with industry, NBIC is already starting to produce sector roadmaps, identify the unmet needs of the sectors, and the key scientific, commercial, technical and regulatory barriers to meet them. The roadmaps will provide clear direction to evolve the NBIC science strategy over time. Our vision is that the research institutions in NBIC will create and share the national infrastructure that UK industry needs and that NBIC will collaborate with companies across a wide range of sectors under a permissive IP framework that anchors IP within the team that creates it, and rewards increasing commitment from companies. We have built this approach to IP into our contracts for our POC calls. Through site visits and discussions, we are building an understanding of the capabilities of all our partner research institutions to be able to capture current infrastructure and begin to identify gaps. A key part of our vision is to transform the research and entrepreneurial capability across the UK in the biofilm community through our IRFs, Doctoral Network and entrepreneurial training, addressing the skills gap in multidisciplinarity, entrepreneurship, responsible innovation, regulatory knowledge and leadership identified across the multi-sectorial biofilm field. The NBIC vision is one we have shared widely through our face-to-face contact with researchers, engagement with companies, our communications, consultations, workshops and social media. Our wider vision has been refined in response to the views of the wider community and through input from our Advisory Groups. A clear measure of the community support we have for this vision is the active and firm support from the UK Research and industrial base via their direct engagement in our work.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, Travel and Events Funding, University of Edinburgh
Amount £2,304 (GBP)
Funding ID EPSRC lAA Pll!063 Direito 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 11/2019
 
Description EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, University of Edinburgh
Amount £16,615 (GBP)
Funding ID EPSRC IAA PIII008 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 09/2018
 
Description National Biofilms Innovation Centre NBIC Flexible Talent Mobility Account
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S508020/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description Southampton AMR Clinical Research Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Capital funding.
Amount £2,859,674 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR200638 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 10/2021
 
Description US Partnering Award: Building a globally leading partnership between NBIC and CBE international biofilm centres.
Amount £10,081 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S020713/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Title National Biofilms Innovation Centre Data and Resource Index 
Description Most Universities within the NBIC consortium already have large data storage facilities and the capacity to assign unique and permanent Digital Object Identifiers. The NBIC Universities will provide mechanisms and services for storage, backup, registration, deposit, retention and preservation of research data assets in support of current and future access, during and after completion of research projects. All NBIC partners will be required to agree to store all data, whether published or unpublished, in their institutional repositories or authorised storage facilities. NBIC are in a unique position to create data sharing policies and workflows for biofilm data. Metadata records for the data (and published outputs) generated by the consortium will be maintained by NBIC. In accordance with this, the data will be archived from a minimum of ten years after publication or last access, whichever is longer. This register includes reference to the relevant DOIs and points of contact to ensure data access is easily managed. Data will be accompanied by contextual information to enable secondary users to gain access to details on the origin or manipulation of the data to avoid misinterpretation or misuse. Future users of the data will be bound by data sharing agreements. Where suitable a licence (for example Creative Commons) can be applied to data deposited in the repository. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We are continuing to develop a cultural shift towards ensuring the availability of unpublished data across the NBIC consortium. We have held a workshop on data and software sustainability and are moving towards developing a community platform available to all partners. https://www.software.ac.uk/blog/2019-12-16-2019-national-biofilms-innovation-centre-workshop 
 
Description 3M collaborative research project 
Organisation 3M
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Confidential
Collaborator Contribution Confidential
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2018
 
Description Accelerating Antisense PMOs to the Clinic 
Organisation Belfry Therapeutics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution NBIC held the first Proof of Concept Funding call to encourage academic partners to work with the industry in transferring research into potential industry solutionsl
Collaborator Contribution The two partners plan to hijack a mechanism used by bacterial pathogens to uptake essential nutrients, to delivery synthetic RNA fragments which can switch off the expression of specific genes required for survival and kill these pathogens in a biofilm. This innovative technology could potentially have a strong impact in combating AMR.
Impact This was a high risk project which has met all of its project milestones. Monthly project meetings were held between the project partners were results and future plans were agreed. The likely reasons for the lack of biological activity seen are: • The selected PMOs do not possess the required biological activity • The selected PMOs only function with the conjugation to cell permeabilizing peptides • The PMO conjugates, if up taken by active transport are not being metabolised in the cytosol • The PMO conjugates are being cleaved in the supernatant and are therefore unable to be actively up taken into the bacteria. • N-Acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine amidase is not expressed in the PAO1 strain being used To address some of these points, further work is being undertaken at the University of Nottingham to: • Test that the N-Acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine amidase is expressed in the bacterial strain being used in Nottingham. This is being explored through evaluation of ciprofloxacin linked to anhydro-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine supplied by Pedanius Therapeuticsconjugates (known to work in other strains). • Mass spectral analysis of the PMO conjugates evaluating bacterial uptake into the cytosol of the PMO-conjugate.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Accelerating Antisense PMOs to the Clinic 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NBIC held the first Proof of Concept Funding call to encourage academic partners to work with the industry in transferring research into potential industry solutionsl
Collaborator Contribution The two partners plan to hijack a mechanism used by bacterial pathogens to uptake essential nutrients, to delivery synthetic RNA fragments which can switch off the expression of specific genes required for survival and kill these pathogens in a biofilm. This innovative technology could potentially have a strong impact in combating AMR.
Impact This was a high risk project which has met all of its project milestones. Monthly project meetings were held between the project partners were results and future plans were agreed. The likely reasons for the lack of biological activity seen are: • The selected PMOs do not possess the required biological activity • The selected PMOs only function with the conjugation to cell permeabilizing peptides • The PMO conjugates, if up taken by active transport are not being metabolised in the cytosol • The PMO conjugates are being cleaved in the supernatant and are therefore unable to be actively up taken into the bacteria. • N-Acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine amidase is not expressed in the PAO1 strain being used To address some of these points, further work is being undertaken at the University of Nottingham to: • Test that the N-Acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine amidase is expressed in the bacterial strain being used in Nottingham. This is being explored through evaluation of ciprofloxacin linked to anhydro-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine supplied by Pedanius Therapeuticsconjugates (known to work in other strains). • Mass spectral analysis of the PMO conjugates evaluating bacterial uptake into the cytosol of the PMO-conjugate.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Anti biofilm lactam technology 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution prior knowledge on biofilm and anti-biofilm protocols and related microbiology. chemical synthesis and bacterial strains.
Collaborator Contribution discussion of project processes, provision of reagents, industrial placement
Impact not yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description Development of polymicrobial skin colonisation model 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution prior knowledge on biofilms and protocol/development of skin colonisation protocols
Collaborator Contribution discussion to develop the project
Impact Barzan, G., A. Sacco, A., Mandrile, L., Giovannozzi, A.M., Brown, J., Portesi, C., Alexander, M., Williams, P., Hardie, K.R., and Rossi, A.M. (2019) New frontiers against multi-drug resistance: A Raman-based approach for detection of bacterial viability and cross-induced antibiotic resistances within 1 hour. In press Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. Jordana-Luch, E., Gacia, V, Kingdon, A., Singh, N., Alexander, C., Williams, P., and Hardie, K.R. (2019). Development of a polymicrobial model to examine interactions between commensals and pathogens on skin. Submitted to Frontiers in Microbiology
Start Year 2015
 
Description Facile fabrication of a disruptive titanium technology using a polydopamine capturing platform. 
Organisation University of the West of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NBIC held a first call of Proof of Concent Award to encourage joint collaboration between partner universities and industry.
Collaborator Contribution University of the West of England worked together with OsteoCare to look at infection of titanium dental implants to replace damaged or missing teeth. They have taken inspiration from how edible mussels attach to rocks, jetties etc. by applying a thin film of the adhesive used by mussels on titanium. The film in turn can "hook" suitable agents to minimise infection.
Impact Research result generated further potential studies.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Managing Aquatic Biofilms via Surface Manipulation 
Organisation AkzoNobel
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution NBIC held the first Proof of Concept Call to assist cross academics and industry collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Biofilms within distribution pipes present a major risk to drinking water safety. In marine environments, coatings have successfully altered surfaces to mitigate biofilm risks. This project explores the novel application of marine-coatings to drinking water pipes to prevent/limit and manage biofilms by comparing biofilm behaviour using innovative analytical techniques.
Impact The findings from these experiments suggest that hydraulic regime has a greater effect on biofilm accumulation than the type of pipe coating. Additionally, the first use of OCT to analyse biofilms from cold water DWDS has confirmed that detection is possible, even on thin winter biofilm samples. The marine coating did perform differently to the HDPE during the flushing tests of Steady State biofilms specifically, with the coated surface potentially supporting the release of biofilm cells at lower flow rates/shear stresses. However, further testing is required to assess the performance of the marine coating on thicker biofilms.The project generated data forms a body of evidence regarding controlling environmental parameters (surface, hydraulics) as a tool to manage biofilm accumulation (i.e. biofouling) and risks to water quality (i.e. mobilisation), which are of relevance in many natural and engineered environments.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Managing Aquatic Biofilms via Surface Manipulation 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NBIC held the first Proof of Concept Call to assist cross academics and industry collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Biofilms within distribution pipes present a major risk to drinking water safety. In marine environments, coatings have successfully altered surfaces to mitigate biofilm risks. This project explores the novel application of marine-coatings to drinking water pipes to prevent/limit and manage biofilms by comparing biofilm behaviour using innovative analytical techniques.
Impact The findings from these experiments suggest that hydraulic regime has a greater effect on biofilm accumulation than the type of pipe coating. Additionally, the first use of OCT to analyse biofilms from cold water DWDS has confirmed that detection is possible, even on thin winter biofilm samples. The marine coating did perform differently to the HDPE during the flushing tests of Steady State biofilms specifically, with the coated surface potentially supporting the release of biofilm cells at lower flow rates/shear stresses. However, further testing is required to assess the performance of the marine coating on thicker biofilms.The project generated data forms a body of evidence regarding controlling environmental parameters (surface, hydraulics) as a tool to manage biofilm accumulation (i.e. biofouling) and risks to water quality (i.e. mobilisation), which are of relevance in many natural and engineered environments.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Managing Aquatic Biofilms via Surface Manipulation 
Organisation Welsh Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution NBIC held the first Proof of Concept Call to assist cross academics and industry collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Biofilms within distribution pipes present a major risk to drinking water safety. In marine environments, coatings have successfully altered surfaces to mitigate biofilm risks. This project explores the novel application of marine-coatings to drinking water pipes to prevent/limit and manage biofilms by comparing biofilm behaviour using innovative analytical techniques.
Impact The findings from these experiments suggest that hydraulic regime has a greater effect on biofilm accumulation than the type of pipe coating. Additionally, the first use of OCT to analyse biofilms from cold water DWDS has confirmed that detection is possible, even on thin winter biofilm samples. The marine coating did perform differently to the HDPE during the flushing tests of Steady State biofilms specifically, with the coated surface potentially supporting the release of biofilm cells at lower flow rates/shear stresses. However, further testing is required to assess the performance of the marine coating on thicker biofilms.The project generated data forms a body of evidence regarding controlling environmental parameters (surface, hydraulics) as a tool to manage biofilm accumulation (i.e. biofouling) and risks to water quality (i.e. mobilisation), which are of relevance in many natural and engineered environments.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Measuring biofilm formation in venous catheters - NBIC Proof of Concept award 
Organisation Kimal
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We aimed to improve the design of venous catheters so as to reduce the risk of catheter-associated bloodstream infections. We measured biofilm growth on a range of catheters provided by KIMAL, under realistic flow conditions. We aimed to answer the following questions: 1. How does lumen shape affect biofilm formation? 2. How does catheter surface coating affect biofilm formation? 3. How does skive shape and size affect biofilm formation? The work was performed by Susana Direito, under the supervision of Rosalind Allen.
Collaborator Contribution KIMAL was an ideal partner for this project since its VASTEC R&D team has a dedicated on-site innovation centres with machining tools that can be used to create innovative catheter designs for testing. KIMAL also has a new manufacturing plant in Egypt which allows swift translation of improved designs into large-scale manufactured products. However, KIMAL does not have facilities for testing bacterial growth under fluid flow, as we have at the University of Edinburgh. KIMAL made in-kind contributions totalling £10,000. These consisted of: • Staff time for 4 x monthly teleconferences and 2 x in-person meetings, plus consultation via email and phone during the project: £7,500. • Supply of catheters, and production of prototype catheters where needed e.g. with different skive shape and size: £2,500.
Impact We are currently writing an application to another NBIC Proof of Concept call to continue collaboration with KIMAL. We also anticipate that this project will lead to a longer and larger collaboration with KIMAL. Possible funding sources for such a project could include Innovate UK, or EPSRC via the Healthcare Technologies funding stream.
Start Year 2019
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Aston University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Canterbury Christ Church University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Cranfield University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation De Montfort University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Earlham Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Edinburgh Napier University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation James Hutton Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Keele University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Quadram Institute Bioscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation St. Andrews University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Bradford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Hertfordshire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Huddersfield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Hull
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Kent
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Surrey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Sussex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Biofilm Innovation Centre 
Organisation University of the West of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 1) Sectorial workshops with NBIC Company / Academic Community. This gives the opportunity to form links and possible POC projects to be identified. 2) Holding Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. This gives the opportunity to influence NBIC strategy and funding calls. 3) Identifying NBIC fully or part funded Strategic Research (Defined by Sectorial Workshops and approved by Boards). 4) Providing access to POC calls aligned with NBIC Strategy along with Industrial Partner via Sector or Theme. Competitive transparent Open Process Univ signed up to NBIC with companies willing to sign Project Agreement. Selected using range of criteria within a template case. Support in POC submissions and advice from NBIC engagement officers 5) Facilitating collaborative Access to facilities (eg Diamond / Hartree) (Note Science and Industrial Advisory Boards will have regular review and input into these processes and content of themes etc)
Collaborator Contribution 1) Participation in Scientific NBIC Forum around key themes to establish consensus areas and key unanswered questions. 2) Application to the NBIC Proof of Concept funding for translational research projects 3) Application to studentships and placements with industrial partners
Impact NBIC has awarded 51 Proof of Concept projects, these projects are with the academic partners lists and industry collaborators. We have held three workshop (Biofilm detection, engineering and management), also see publications. The National Biofilms innovation centre is working across disciplines, including: engineering, chemistry, surface and interface science, functional materials, soft matter and non-equilibrium physics, environmental sciences, microbiology, 'omics, bioinformatics, computation and advanced techniques.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Smith and Nephew Consultancy 
Organisation Smith and Nephew
Department Smith and Nephew Wound Management
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Confidential
Collaborator Contribution Confidential
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary: Microbiology Clinical research
Start Year 2018
 
Description optical nano sensors reporting on biofilm microniches 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have contributed prior knowledge on the production and development of optical nanosensors as well as protocols and bacterial strains to grow and analyse biofilms
Collaborator Contribution They have contributed funding to match BBSRC and university of Nottingham funding to underpin 3 PhD Studentships (1 BBSRC iCASE, one BBSRC DTP) Regular meetings to direct the projects plus hosting of the students for placements and data generation
Impact The collaboration is multi-disciplinary as it involves microbiology and also polymer chemistry Brown, J.M., Blunk, B., Williams, P., and Hardie, K.R. (2019) Microfluidic-based growth and imaging of bacterial biofilms. Bio-101. https://bio-protocol.org/bio101/about.aspx. https://en.bio-protocol.org/bio101/e3460 Awarded Lectures: • 2019: Royal Society of Biology Annual Charter Lecture. 'Bacteria unite to resist antibiotics: ways we can fight back.' May 15th, Law Society, London. https://www.rsb.org.uk/news/14-news/2151-more-than-100-members-attend-this-year-s-agm • 2019: Royal Society of Biology East Midlands Branch Annual Colin Leakey Memorial Lecture. 'The race between bacterial biofilm communities and us in fight against antimicrobial resistance' November 13th, University of Nottingham Outreach Event • July 2019: Royal Society Summer Exhibition Super Biomaterials to fight Super Bugs. https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/biomaterials-discovery/royal-society-summer-science-exhibition-2019/index.aspx
Start Year 2016
 
Description NBIC Workshop - The Detection of Biofilms 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NBIC held its first Industry /Research Partner meeting on the 24th September in Birmingham on the subject of Biofilm Detection. This is one of the four core strategic interventional themes (the others being Prevent, Manage and Engineer) NBIC is centring its research and engagement strategy around. There were approximately 70 delegates in attendance (75 registrations) with approximately 40% from Industry. There were twenty different companies represented from SME to large and from multiple sectors. Fifteen different Research Institutions (members or affiliates of NBIC) also attended, We discussed, in a workshop format led by industry problem owners , approaches to achieve accurate quantitative and actionable biofilm detection across multiple scales and sectors (e.g. the built & natural environment , manufacturing processes and supply chain, finished products, food, human and veterinary). Fifteen different industry partners had already provided their summation of unmet needs and all delegates received these ahead of time. Outputs are: 1. Report for all attendees and wider dissemination; 2. Translational priorities for possible funding calls, 3. Identifying gaps in current research; 4. Key basic science challenges, 5. Industry-relevant solutions to immediately addressable challenges, 6. Collaboration opportunities between academic partners, 7. Possible responses to additional funding / grant routes both UK/International, 8. Building our map of the biofilm field. We will in addition be following up directly with industry members to further explore how the workshop output can help them progress their identification of solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Street Food 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 65 adults attended the School of Life Sciences for an evening event as part of both Dundee Science Festival and the University's Festival of the Future. Included in the attendees were secondary school teachers from local schools and members of local community groups. They were invited specifically to allow them to learn and ask questions inspired by our research and facilities which will allow us to continue to build relationships with these groups for future activity.
The event combined food and drink makers, from Dundee, Angus, Fife and beyond, with our own researchers to explore the surprising, inspiring ways that research meets repast. Scientists and makers set up stalls together with activities and samples, explaining their work and the links. Examples included the links between malaria and quinine in tonic and artemisinins in absinthe, as well as bacterial biofilms and ice cream. Lab tours were also available.
My team were involved through the development of an interactive stand with Jannetta's Gelataria (who unfortunately needed to pull out on the day due to staff illness)
The audience reported that they had enjoyed the event, particularly the chance to meet scientists in such an informal, friendly setting. Their general feedback about Street Food ranged from "How approachable all the different research information tables were." to "Loved how interactive it was." to "Speaking to the researchers about their amazing work"
The partners all enjoyed the evening as well - "Thank you so much for having us along! We found it a really valuable experience." Street Food partner
Please select comments related to your activity:
Examples from questionnaire question 'Was there anything you discovered that shocked, surprised or amazed you?':
• Learning about the biofilms and their uses was very interesting, as with the neuron research being carried out.
• I enjoyed the ice cream, and hearing all about the waterproof bacteria.
Question 'What was your favourite thing about Street Food?'
• All, but I liked so much the use of bacterial proteins in food biotechnology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Whole of Society Engagement in Responding to AMR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Prof Tim Leighton at Global-NAMRIP Conference in Kampala, Uganda, 4-7 March 2019. 140 participants including Minister of Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/02/uganda-conference.page?
 
Description 2nd Global Network for Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 4 day conference (4-7 March 2019) in Kampala, Uganda, based on the theme 'Innovations Towards Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A Whole Society Engagement'. Funding for conference awarded to Prof Tim Leighton and organised in conjunction with Makerere University (Prof Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye).
Attended by over 140 people including the Minister of Health who requested Prof Leighton write a Kampala Declaration of AMR which was produced.
AMR will now be included in the taught programme following the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/02/uganda-conference.page?
 
Description A talent for bursting bubbles - Ingenia magazine article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Michael Kenward OBE interviews Professor Leighton in this article for the Ingenia Magazine. Ingenia is a quarterly magazine that publishes articles across the whole range of engineering disciplines. Professor Leighton discusses his StarStream invention and the challenge of antimicrobial resistance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ingenia.org.uk/Ingenia/Articles/1119
 
Description AMR How research is tackling the challenge - Breakfast panel chaired by Stephen Metcalfe MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Tim Leighton and NAMRIP manager Yvonne Richardson were invited to Parliament on 13 February 2019 to an event hosted by Stephen Metcalfe MP, chair of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee and member of House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. The panel discussion was a launch of the UK's new 20-year vision and 5-year National Action Plan (2019-2024) (the UK's previous vision, the five-year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy ran until the end of 2018, and was in part responsible for funding the formation of NAMRIP) and the UKRI Cross-Council Initiative on AMR. The UKRI produced a booklet which featured NAMRIP as a case study for success of the UK's mission in combatting AMR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/02/commons-event.page?
 
Description Activity about bacteria stickiness, using dental plaque as a model 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increasing awareness in biofilms in the mouth, raising knowledge level about dental health care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Activity about bacteria stickiness, using dental plaque as a model--Leith Labs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increasing awareness in biofilms in the mouth, raising knowledge level about dental health care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Address to Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on the topic of 'Science and Social Behaviour' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 18 June 2018, Prof Leighton was invited to give an address to the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on the topic of 'Science and Social Behaviour' and chose the topic of NAMRIP and its work to conduct fundamental science to address the societal problems of antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention, what it means for the future, and how understanding behaviour is key to its mission to translate the technological and medical solutions it identified to generate real societal benefit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2018/06/parliamentary-committee.page
 
Description BioCity Meeting with NBIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BioCity and NBIC met and share progress of development, planned potential collaboration in research, joint funding application, and training opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Biocity - BIKC Commercialisation Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exchanged knowledge at the Biocity meeting with industrial participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CONFERENCE PRESENTATION TITLE: Addressing the challenges with the interference of bacterial signalling in biofilms. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a presentation given at Eurobiofilms 2019 in Glasgow. The session was on translational research and hence had a very mixed audience of academics, researchers, industrialist etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.biofilms.ac.uk/eurobiofilms-2019-nbic-highlights/
 
Description CONFERENCE PRESENTATION TITLE: Microbiome and quorum sensing communications in skin health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation given at the SCS Formulate Conference 2019 in Coventry. There was a mixed audience mainly of companies working in skin care. A number of meetings took place during the day with different companies triggered by this presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scsformulate.co.uk
 
Description Caol Ceilidh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Community event featuring physics activities and a "science ceilidh", where the dances played are linked to the activities. Also featured a show and prize giving for the pupils we visited the day before.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cleaning surgical instruments and the effect of surface roughness - YouTube video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 3 minute video in which NAMRIP members Dr Tom Secker and Dr Illaria Corni explain the interdisciplinary approach they are taking to understand the effect of surface roughness in the cleaning process of surgical instruments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIwh7iN0eOc&t=0s&index=14&list=PLdoU820Bg57dzlMP4hMpXCPzzG6pAXDqB
 
Description Climate Change, Dolphins and Antimicrobial Resistance - The Impact of Bubble Acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 18 Sept 2018 Professor Leighton gave a lecture on NAMRIP's work to a meeting of the Institute of Physics. The talk was hosted by the Institute of Physics South West Branch and held at Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2018/09/leighton-inst-physics.page
 
Description Conference participation (Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistant (CESAR)) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of the data from SENBIOTAR at an antimicrobials conference in Croatia. There were around 120 participants form a wide range of academic and research institutions in Europe. There was a significant level of discussion amounts all participants around the data presented and this has resulted in the triggering of some discussions for future collaborative work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://hmd-cms.hr/cesar2018/
 
Description Discussion with Oxford school students attending Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Prior to giving the 44th annual Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture (the most prestigious lecture in Oxford University's engineering calendar) on 14 May 2018, Professor Timothy Leighton spent the afternoon talking to school students who had come to hear the lecture. They discussed a wide range of issues, such as careers in science and engineering, ethics, valuing co-workers, building a team, and the challenge of a multidisciplinary career. They subsequently attended the lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/publicengagment/oxford-school-may-18.page
 
Description Drug-free Antibacterial Technology for Medical Applications-HyMedPoly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Jeremy Webb introduced the National Biofilms Innovation Centre to the audience, who were interested in Drug-free Antibacterial Technology for Medical Applications advances and needs in these technologies from business, clinical and research perspectives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://hymedpoly.eu/2018/10/29/drug-free-antibacterial-technology-for-medical-applications-14-decem...
 
Description Global-NAMRIP at the first National Biofilm Innovation Centre Summit - 20 May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 20 May 2019 the National Biofilm Innovation Centre (NBIC) undertook its first NBIC Summit. This meeting was held at the Royal Society and gave the International Scientific Advisory Board a first chance to meet to see presentations on the strategy and work of NBIC including a talk from Prof Leighton on a selection of NAMRIP's biofilm-related projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/05/tim-nbic-summit.page?
 
Description Global-NAMRIP attend Parliamentary AMR Reception - 25 Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Three Global-NAMRIP teams showcased their research tackling AMR at a Parliamentary reception on Tuesday 25th February 2020. The event included a keynote talk by Professor Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer. The audience of over 200 people included MP's, Members of the House of Lords and parliamentary staff, researchers from all career stages and members of the public. The Global-NAMRIP teams invited to the event were: 1/Professor Timothy Leighton, Maryam Malakoutikhah and Yvonne Richardson represented Global-NAMIRP and the various research projects underway including Liquid Acoustic Stream Technology; 2/ Dr Merlin Wilcox, Professor Michael Moore, Dr Xiao-Yang Hu, Dr Bertrand Graz and Jeanne Trill talked about the various clinical trials of herbal medicine to reduce antibiotic use including the treatment of lung disease; 3/Dr Collins Sones, Dr Ioannis Katis, Dr Peijun He and Anto John demonstrated their paper-based diagnostic sensors to detect urinary tract infections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2020/02/post-event.page?
 
Description Global-NAMRIP talk at "Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Food Retailers' Supply Chains: Best Practice and New Horizons" event 19 Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The event celebrated the achievments of a research project tackling AMR in food retailers' poultry and pork supply chains, conducted by a team of researchers at Newcastle University and the University of Southampton, and supported by the Food Standards Agency, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate and the Economic & Social Research Council. The project report was launched at the event and provided opportunities to explore the next steps for food supply chain collaboration on AMR across three key areas of concern: evolving science and evidence needs for tackling AMR in the food industry; new challenges for addressing AMR in international supply chains; and developing a global code of practice on stewardship for tackling AMR across supply chains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Global-NAMRIP talk at Department of Health & Social Care - 15 May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 15 May 2019 Professor Leighton gave an invited address to the Department of Health & Social Care in London on Global-NAMRIP, covering the challenges of AMR, the way various philosophies shape the policy response and Global-NAMRIP's response to the issue. This includes forming multidisciplinary teams and engaging them with end-users to identify the problems where interventions might be an effective game-changer, pursing possible interventions through rigorous research, and then engaging with translators to ensure successful interventions are validated and translated for societal benefit. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/publicengagment/tim-dept-health.page
 
Description Global-NAMRIP talk at Oxford Music Festival 2 May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Leighton gave an invited talk on Global-NAMRIP's work to a mixed audience of academics and the public at an event during Oxford May Music Festival. The festival combines Music, Science and the Arts (2 May 2019).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/publicengagment/tim-oxfordfestival.page
 
Description Global-NAMRIP talk to members of the Salisbury branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) - 25 March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Leighton spoke about the role and mission of Global-NAMRIP, including his recent trip to Uganda and to Accra in Ghana in 2018. The U3A is a worldwide organisation. In the UK there are some 400,000 members. It is intended to cater for people who are no longer in full-time employment, generally because they are retired. Professor Leighton's talk to the "Spire U3A", held at Harnham Memorial Hall, was at the invitation of the Science and Technology Group (a mixed group, some do not have a background in Science or Technology, while a number have retired from the NHS, Porton Down Research Establishment, or various branches of the Military).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/03/u3a-talk.page?
 
Description Global-NAMRIP's Festival of Early Career Research in AMR - 26 June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Early Career Researchers (ECR's) from a wide range of disciplines came together for Global-NAMRIP's Festival of Early Career Research in AMR, Infection Prevention and Vaccination, held at the University of Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus. MSc/PhD students and research fellows presented over 40 posters to a large audience of fellow students, academics, clinicians and guests from government and industry including Public Health England, the Department of Health and Social Care and GlaxoSmithKline. Many new connections were made and future collaborations discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/06/ecr-festival.page?
 
Description Industrial Partners Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Since the establishment of NBIC in December 2017, our CEO and Co-Directors from four leading universities have been actively engaging industrial partners in dialogues about what biofilms resources we have, and to discover industrial needs in biofilms research. We have invited some to be on our industrial advisory board, and others we have, or in the process of establishing, partnerships in funding PhD research. We have met with 10 companies as of 14 March 2018, they are: Smith and Nephew, GSK, Akzo Nobel, BP, Mondelez, Perfectus  Biomed, Vitacress, AB Agri, Anglian Water and 3M. Our partnership PhD with Mondelez is already in recruitment process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Inspiring Future Scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Students were invited to the School of Biological Sciences Building to participate in exhibition and interactive games with researchers in areas of healthy and life. NBIC representative was hosting Biofilm: When Slime Gets Serious activity where participants could touch and feel a block of algae with beads concreted in. They were told that this would be biofilms in one's body in real life and how this is stronger than individual microbiomes and how this poses a challenge in drug treatment, and we need further research in such anti-microbial resistance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Lecture: Making an Impact Week - Welcome and Accelerating Innovation through the Industrial Strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture to introduce industrial collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk- London Microbiome Meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hosted by the Department of Twin Research at King's College London and held twice a year, the London Microbiome Meeting aim to create a forum to share research that explores the field of microbiomics, providing a broad overview to both research and methodology. It aims to develop a microbiome research network between the various research groups and institutions across London and surrounding area undertaking this work. The title of the presentation was 'Targeting quorum sensing signalling as an antimicrobial strategy' and it has resulted in further engagement activities with a company that attended the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://londonmicrobiome.org/program.html
 
Description KTN Microbiome event 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop was carried out in order to engage industry from across several sectors, together with key academic/technology providers to identify what is needed to stimulate translation of microbiome research into commercial reality and ensure the UK stays competitive in this emerging area. In the workshop major industry challenges and needs: technical, regulatory, infrastructure, skills and models for collaborative work to expedite delivery of commercial solutions were explored.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://biofilms.ac.uk/ktn-workshop-report-on-the-exploitation-of-microbiome/
 
Description Kinlochleven Music & Physics Party 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact With over 300 attendees, a fantastic response from the local community, new partnerships created, and the validation of an innovative way to conduct community events, this project is a massive success. We met most of our objectives and plan to develop this project further, in this region of Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Magnificent Microbes 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The public engagement aims of the School of Life Sciences are to:
1. Build on our creative partnerships to deliver a high quality, innovative engagement programme.
2. Engage a range of people with our research.
3. Collaborate with our local communities to meet their needs and widen our reach.

4. Promote and support a culture of active participation in public engagement within our life sciences community. This includes students, research and non-research staff.
Magnificent Microbes is a 2-day event with the objective of helping school pupils, teachers and the public to learn about the wide and varied role of microbes in our world and the research taking place at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. There is a significant component of microbiology within the Scottish school curriculum. Prior to the event participating teachers take part in a microbiology-theme CPD (Continued Professional Development) session and are able to take a Microbiology Resource Box back to the classroom with them in order to explore the topic further with their pupils.

During the two day event researchers and students from the Division of Molecular Microbiology facilitated interactive activities at 'stands' in the Dundee Science Centre - the first day welcomed over 180 P6 and P7 school pupils, while the second saw over 450 members of the public. These stands touched on topics like antibiotic resistance, the human microbiome and biofilm formation.

My research was represented in this programme of work by means of an interactive stand about bacterial biofilms - this allowed children to build their own biofilm and try and blast it away. This taught them why some biofilms can be resistant to antibiotics and why they have to brush their teeth everyday.

Following the event, the schools were offered an in class visit and support from researchers. This was to guide the in-class learning and curriculum enhancement. The programme of events culminated with a visit by the teachers and pupils from the participating schools to the School of Life Sciences to share their learning with their peers from other schools and with participating scientists.

Evaluation was undertaken through collecting comments from the children and marking the development of teachers' confidence and knowledge base. Feedback from pupils and public showed an increased knowledge of the uses of microbes in our everyday life for example in food and energy production. There was also more varied and positive association of terms linked with the topic "microbes" coupled with improved hygiene practice as a result of the activities they undertook at the Dundee Science Centre facilitated by researchers from the School of Life Sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Magnificent Microbes 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The public engagement aims of the School of Life Sciences are to:
1. Build on our creative partnerships to deliver a high quality, innovative engagement programme.
2. Engage a range of people with our research.
3. Collaborate with our local communities to meet their needs and widen our reach.
4. Promote and support a culture of active participation in public engagement within our life sciences community. This includes students, research and non-research staff.
Magnificent Microbes is a 2-day event with the objective of helping school pupils, teachers and the public to learn about the wide and varied role of microbes in our world and the research taking place at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. There is a significant component of microbiology within the Scottish school curriculum. Prior to the event participating teachers take part in a microbiology-theme CPD (Continued Professional Development) session and are able to take a Microbiology Resource Box back to the classroom with them in order to explore the topic further with their pupils.
During the two day event researchers and students from the Division of Molecular Microbiology facilitated interactive activities at 'stands' in the Dundee Science Centre - the first day welcomed over 180 P6 and P7 school pupils, while the second saw over 450 members of the public. These stands touched on topics like antibiotic resistance, the human microbiome and biofilm formation.
Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall was represented in this programme of work by and interactive stand that highlights the form and function of bacterial biofilms. The children are invited to build their own biofilm and to try and blast it away. This allows discussions about chronic infections and the need to brush teeth daily.
Following the event, the schools were offered an in class visit and support from researchers. This was to guide the in-class learning and curriculum enhancement. The programme of events culminated with a visit by the teachers and pupils from the participating schools to the School of Life Sciences to share their learning with their peers from other schools and with participating scientists.
Evaluation was undertaken through collecting comments from the children and marking the development of teachers' confidence and knowledge base. Feedback from pupils and public showed an increased knowledge of the uses of microbes in our everyday life for example in food and energy production. There was also more varied and positive association of terms linked with the topic "microbes" coupled with improved hygiene practice as a result of the activities they undertook at the Dundee Science Centre facilitated by researchers from the School of Life Sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NAMRIP Exhibit at 2017 Science & Engineering Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 7000 visitors visited the University of Southampton Science & Engineering Day on 18th March 2017. Professor Tim Leighton (and his team), in collaboration with the Winchester Science Centre, exhibited one of the games from 'The most dangerous game in the world' at the event. The team met with members of the public raising awareness of the issue of AMR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NAMRIP exhibit at Biological Science Outreach Festival, University of Southampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NAMRIP's 'Most Dangerous Game in the World' featured at the School of Biological Sciences Outreach Festival on Wednesday 7th November. Part of Robert Hull's popular Biofilms stand 'When Slime gets Serious', the exhibit generated lots of interest with great feedback from the attendees which included industry sponsors, local school teachers and academic colleagues. The festival also attracted students studying Science Communication who were inspired to write blogs about the various activities.The festival was organised by the Committee for Outreach & Research Engagement (CORE) to showcase the various public engagement activities within the School and inspire attendees to get involved in Outreach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2018/11/outreach-festival.page
 
Description NAMRIP exhibit at Pop-up Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Sandra Wilks, in collaboration with Winchester Science Centre, displayed the NAMRIP exhibit at a pop-up Science Centre in West Quay Shopping Centre on 19th March. Sandra spoken to members of the public, raising awareness of the issue of AMR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NAMRIP exhibit at West Quay Shopping Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The NAMRIP exhibit 'The most dangerous game in the world' was taken to West Quay Shopping Centre in Southampton as part of the Winchester Science Centre pop-up Science exhibition on 17 March 2018. NAMRIP volunteers spoke to members of the public about the issue of AMR and how NAMRIP are tackling the issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NAMRIP talk at 'Clinicians meet Engineers' event at University Hospital Southampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 9 November 2018, Professor Leighton gave a talk on NAMRIP at an event chaired by Professor Salim Khakoo entitled "Clinicians meet Engineers" at the University Hospital Southampton. The event was organised under the auspices of the MRC Confidence in Concept grant, an annual rolling grant won in part to replace the NAMRIP pump priming projects originally funded by EPSRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2018/11/clinicians-engineers.page?
 
Description NAMRIP's 'Most Dangerous Game in World' at Southampton's Science & Engineering Day 16 March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the University of Southampton's Science and Engineering Day, the full 6 piece NAMRIP exhibit attracted large numbers of visitors throughout the day. While NAMRIP volunteers spoke to adults about the issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and the research underway at Southampton to tackle this issue, children played the various games around the AMR theme with great enthusiasm, often returning several times to play the games again. Winchester Science Centre, where the exhibit is on permanent display, transported the exhibit to Southampton for the day. The Science and Engineering Day, an annual event, took place on Saturday 16th March and was attended by over 7000 visitors of all ages and a variety of backgrounds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/03/sotsef.page?
 
Description NAMRIP's Summer Sandpit with BRC, NBIC & CIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Together with representatives from 3 research councils, over 45 NAMRIP members attended the event at Chilworth Manor Hotel on 5 July 2018. It was an opportunity for members to make new collaborations, understand the expertise within AMR research that exists within the network and discuss ideas for future projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2018/07/5-namrip-sandpit.page?
 
Description NBIC Microbe-Metal interactions workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The main objective of this workshop was to bring together key complementary academic and industry expertise and thought-leadership in biofilms, contamination of metal surfaces and biocorrosion processes across the life and physical sciences and engineering domains within NBIC, CBE and internationally in order to identify the key knowledge gaps and research challenges for future projects and research collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NBIC Twitter and LinkedIn communication update 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NBIC has setup Twitter and LinedIn account as social media outlet to communicate with our academic and industrial audience. We have managed to engage around 400 active followers who are researchers, stakeholders from both UK and international community. We expect the quality followers to increase beyond 500 in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description NBIC representation at KTN Biofilms event, York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NBIC attended a workshop organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
This was a one day session attended by Companies and Universities to get a common understanding of the unmet needs across a range of industrial sectors in the context of Biofilms. This ranged from Marine, Medical, Oil , Water, Personal Care, and Agriculture. NBIC representative presented the introduction of NBIC and the services we provide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PRESENTATION TITLE: Complexity of the quorum sensing signalling systems and their exploitation as a therapeutic target. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a research seminar at the University of Quilmes in Buenos Aires (Argentina). It was attended by a mixed audience including academics etc and the seminar recorded for a wider audience. Further discussions took place after the meeting which have resulted in new collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmvJT8OnCYg&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Prof Leighton talk at Thomas Hardye School, Dorset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Professor Tim Leighton was invited to Thomas Hardye School to present a talk on research underway in Southampton into Antimicrobial Resistance. As part of the talk a collection of £542 was presented to Mary-Jane Butler for her charity Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya. Mary-Jane is a member of the Global-NAMRIP Steering Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Council visit to NAMRIP projects and exhibit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact NAMRIP welcomed 3 Research Council visitors to Southampton on 4th July, for a tour of our facilities and to meet those directly involved in Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) research.
Dr Jessica Boname is the Programme Manager for Bacteriology & AMR at the Medical Research Council, Dr Phil Packer the Innovation Lead for AMR & vaccines at Innovate UK, and Dr Stephen Webb the Strategy and Policy Manager for AMR at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The visit included a trip to Winchester Science Centre to see the NAMRIP exhibit in action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2018/07/4-research-council-tour.page
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 12,000 people attended the event including policy makers, school children, companies, media. Radio broadcasts and newspaper articles as well as blogs occurred afterwards, potential collaborators for ongoing research were identified. Ongoing invitations for outreach included awarded lectures and invited articles in scientific publications. Ongoing invitations to repeat the engagement locally at events in the city and also organised through the university. Videos created are viewed online and also used in our building and further afield by the University. It was an engagement delivered by researchers and also NHS staff. Impact will include publications within education and infection control.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.rsb.org.uk/news/14-news/2151-more-than-100-members-attend-this-year-s-agm
 
Description SEMINAR TITLEL: Intercellular Signalling through quorum sensing: an area of unlimited opportunities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A research seminar at the University of Rio Cuarto in Argentina. There was a mixture of students, academics and researchers. As a consequence of the discussion that took place during the presentation further collaborations have arisen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SPOTY event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Buffet followed by a talk on Mars bar physics and award ceremony.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description School Visit (Tapton High School) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Katherine Fish visited Tapton School as part of their Science Seminar Schedule and gave a talk regarding biofilms, ecology, water distribution systems and water quality. The seminar was designed to give the students an insight into university lectures and also the interdisciplinary nature of research, with a view to showing that taking a science subject at degree level has many options afterwards. Mr Harris reported: "It is interesting to note that last years A-Level cohort were Tapton's best ever results and placed Tapton 18th Comprehensive school nationally, top 5 outside of London and the South East with 15 Oxbridge entries. It is no coincidence that these students benefited from two years of Science Seminars. We are massively grateful for your support in this endeavour."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://thinkahead.group.shef.ac.uk/2018/09/05/development-give-a-research-seminar-at-a-local-school/
 
Description School Visit (Totton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 60 pupils attended a careers fair at which I talked about the work carried out by microbiologists and the things we do within the National Biofilms Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description School club visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Help at a school club in the most deprived primary school in Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Science ceilidh: class visits 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshops on the physics of music and creams, liquids, etc., taught through traditional art. Involves experiential learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Science in a summer evening 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Event featuring two research talks, for local school. Presented some activities during the break.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar: Quorum sensing and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: signals, networks, biomarkers and infection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This presentation was given by Prof Paul Williams as part of the University of Manchester Infection Seminar Series. There was an opportunity to talk to students and staff about this topic before and after the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Street Food 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 75 adults attended the School of Life Sciences for an evening event as part of both Dundee Science Festival and the University's newly launched Festival of the Future. Included in the attendees were secondary school teachers from local schools who were invited specifically to allow them to learn from, and ask questions inspired by, our research and facilities.
The event combined food and drink makers, from Dundee, Angus, Fife and beyond, with our own researchers to explore the surprising, inspiring ways that research meets repast. Scientists and makers set up stalls together with activities and samples using links with food as an entry point to discuss particular areas of research. For example, Gin and the quinine in tonic was an opportunity to discuss malaria prevention and the research undertaken in Dundee on developing new therapeutics to tackle malaria. Or for example, ice cream was used as a tool to discuss emulsifiers in food and the production of such qualities by bacterial biofilms.
Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall's team were involved through the demonstration of how proteins first identified in the biofilm matrix can be repurposed for biotechnology purposes. The visitors were treated to ice cream and invited to handle 3D printed biofilms.
The audience reported that they had enjoyed the event, particularly the chance to meet scientists in such an informal, friendly setting. One teacher said "It's interesting to see science live and to make the connection with real life." Audience members also used social media such as Twitter and Instagram to share their images from the evening.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Street Food 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 75 adults attended the School of Life Sciences for an evening event as part of both Dundee Science Festival and the University's newly launched Festival of the Future. Included in the attendees were secondary school teachers from local schools who were invited specifically to allow them to learn from, and ask questions inspired by, our research and facilities.
The event combined food and drink makers, from Dundee, Angus, Fife and beyond, with our own researchers to explore the surprising, inspiring ways that research meets repast. Scientists and makers set up stalls together with activities and samples using links with food as an entry point to discuss particular areas of research. For example, Gin and the quinine in tonic was an opportunity to discuss malaria prevention and the research undertaken in Dundee on developing new therapeutics to tackle malaria. Or for example, ice cream was used as a tool to discuss emulsifiers in food and the production of such qualities by bacterial biofilms.

My team were involved through the development of an interactive stand with a local ice cream maker. This allowed us to highlight the unexpected link between our work investigating proteins that stabilise bacterial communities and ice cream! There were plenty of opportunities to talk about our research and its implications.

The audience reported that they had enjoyed the event, particularly the chance to meet scientists in such an informal, friendly setting. One teacher said "It's interesting to see science live and to make the connection with real life." Audience members also used social media such as Twitter and Instagram to share their images from the evening.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Superbugs vs Superheroes: Getting creative with antimicrobial resistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Medical Research Council (MRC) Insight Blog featured the NAMRIP exhibit in their article entitled 'Superbugs vs Superheroes: Getting creative with antimicrobial resistance', on 10 May 2018. The feature is based on the Superbugs Lates event at the Science Museum on 25 April 2018, where the NAMRIP exhibit was on display. The event attracted over 1000 visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://mrc.ukri.org/news/blog/superbugs-vs-superheroes-getting-creative-with-antimicrobial-resistanc...
 
Description TALK TITLE: Interfering with biofilm formation, signalling and virulence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This talk was part of the launch fo the Singapore National Biofilm Consortium. There was a mixed audience from the government, University VIPs (NUS and NTU Singapore), academics, industry and researchers. This presentation was part of the opening of a debate around different research priorities in the biofilm arena.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description TITLE: Discovery of novel Pseudomonas quinolone signal (pqs) antagonists for Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference 2019 to disseminate new discoveries in medicinal chemistry. The primary aim of this conference to enable exchange of ideas and experience between academics, PhD student and post-doctoral researchers and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://gp2a.org/index.php/category/gp2a2019/
 
Description TITLE: Novel strategies to target antimicrobial resistance: Inhibition of the pqs quorum sensing system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa to attenuate virulence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference 2019 to disseminate new discoveries in medicinal chemistry. The primary aim of this conference to enable exchange of ideas and experience between academics, PhD student and post-doctoral researchers and industry.
This poster won the first prize
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://gp2a.org/index.php/category/gp2a2019/
 
Description TITLE:Title: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel PqsR Inhibitors as Adjuvant Therapy to Treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference 2019 to disseminate new discoveries in medicinal chemistry. The primary aim of this conference to enable exchange of ideas and experience between academics, PhD student and post-doctoral researchers and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://gp2a.org/index.php/category/gp2a2019/
 
Description TV appearance demonstrating research into microbial safety of food 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Channel 4 commissioned an episode of Dispatches exploring the science behind the argument surrounding chlorine washed chicken following Brexit. This led to a resurgence of discussion about the topic in the media and by the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk by Professor Leighton at the Institute of Advanced Studies "Sound Theme Launch" at Loughborough University 30 Oct 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Leighton invited to present talk at the Institute of Advanced Studies "Sound Theme Launch" at Loughborough University 30 Oct 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/ias/themes/sound/
 
Description The Antimicrobial Resistance on Biomaterials Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bring together leaders in science, medicine, and industry to discuss how antimicrobial surfaces can be used rationally to reduce the risk of anti-microbial resistance evolution and spread on medical implants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The good, the bad and the ugly of biofilms 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Another public engagement event, another beautiful mix of microbes. Researchers spoken about biofilms on teeth, gut microbiomes, and antibiotic resistance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description This Week in Microbiology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NBIC research Callum's research on chlorine wash and food safety was picked up the the ASM community and his work was included in one of the podcast. The session concerning his work lasts about 10 minutes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.asm.org/index.php/podcasts/twim
 
Description UK AMR Funding Opportunities for collaboration with International Partners, including the MRC Global Challenges Research Fund 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Prof Charles Keevil at Global-NAMRIP Conference in Kampala, Uganda, 4-7 March 2019. 140 participants including Minister of Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/02/uganda-conference.page?
 
Description UK-Singapore Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In January 2017, the UK Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) led a delegation to Singapore to inaugurate the UK-Singapore Science Dialogue, building upon the UK-Singapore Innovation and Research Partnership signed by David Cameron, then UK PM, and Lee Hsien Loong, PM of the Republic of Singapore. Following on from this delegation a number of strategic dialogues have taken place. In Feb 2017 the UK High Commission in Singapore facilitated a 2-day meeting between the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), and the UK's recently awarded National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) (see Appendix 1 for details on meeting programme and attendees, including NRF, British High Commission representation and SCLESE Governing Board Chair Mr Peter Ho). These discussions have identified a number of clear strengths and synergies that will allow us to amplify our efforts to address the core scientific challenges caused by biofilms, on a cutting edge platform of basic and translational research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Using the sound of bubbles against two apocalypses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Tim Leighton presented the Inaugural Lecture for the Southampton Branch of Biomedical Engineering Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Presentation at the University of Southampton on 24 April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/publicengagment/tim-imeche-talk.page
 
Description Visit to Professor Leighton's lab by Lady Cobham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact On 19th July 2017, Lady Cobham visited Professor Leighton and had a tour of his lab including a demonstration of his StarStream invention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit toi NAMRIP by Alana Dowling, fellow from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 7th November 2018, Alana Dowling, a fellow from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), visited NAMRIP for a day of interviews and demos. The visit was to gather information for input into a POSTnote briefing for Parliament on AMR factors in human and animal pathogens and the environment. Alana heard about NAMRIP via our website. POSTnotes are four page summaries of public policy issues based on reviews of the research literature and interviews with stakeholders from across academia, industry, government and the third sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2018/11/alana-dowling-visit.page?
 
Description Work Experience Week 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The public engagement aims of the School of Life Sciences are to:
1. Build on our creative partnerships to deliver a high quality, innovative engagement programme.
2. Engage a range of people with our research.
3. Collaborate with our local communities to meet their needs and widen our reach.
4. Promote and support a culture of active participation in public engagement within our life sciences community. This includes students, research and non-research staff.
We have identified with local schools that access to laboratory experience and scientific workshops is a gap in the current provision by schools that could help to encouraging pupils to consider science as a future career. The "Work Experience week" is a programme with the objective of engaging pupils in scientific research and transferable skills. Priority is given for students from schools in areas of low income. It ran from July 30-August 3, 2018 for 24 S6 pupils from a variety of local secondary schools. As part of this week they took part in a variety of activities facilitated by the School of Life Sciences including a careers speeding dating session, tours of various scientific facilities, visits to the James Hutton Institute and the School of Medicine, ethics discussions, group presentations and four separate sessions of lab-based practical work.
Along with my lab, I hosted a small group of pupils for a 3-hour lab session, giving them hands-on experience in a working lab and answering questions about careers and study
Evaluation was undertaken to assess the quality of the Work Experience Week for pupils. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, including one student who said: "The work experience week at the SLS gave me a real insight into the different aspects of studying a course at Life Sciences from drug discovery to plant sciences. The week has really made me consider choosing Dundee University as a place to study as all the staff and students were so welcoming and the different range of facilities was amazing. The experience has also made me less nervous and more excited about applying to a science degree at university if my first choice doesn't work out. I gained a lot of useful information that will benefit me in real life and in applying to university in the near future."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Wound Healing and Cleaning with just water, air and Sound 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Prof Tim Leighton at Global-NAMRIP Conference in Kampala, Uganda, 4-7 March 2019. 140 participants including Minister of Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2019/02/uganda-conference.page?
 
Description university open day (wonder) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 5000 people attend this public engagement, previously called May Fest. Media attends and reports on it, and our activities have been captured in this. Feedback has been sought from participants who report behavioural change in hand hygiene. as part of this an educational intervention was licensed and research on its effectiveness conducted in schools and the NHS. The research has been published in relevant scientific journals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017,2019