European Training Network HyMedPoly meeting in Turin, Italy

HyMedPoly Meeting Gruppe in Turin, Italien

The first meeting of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network – European Industrial Doctorate (ITN-EID) “Drug-Free Antibacterial Hybrid Biopolymers for Medical Applications (HyMedPoly)“, including the training and workshop sessions, was held on 8-10 February 2016 in Turin, Italy, hosted by Prof. Gianluca Ciardelli, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin. Seray Kaya, Lukas Gritsh, Binh Thi Thanh Phan, Agata Lapa, and Muhammad Maqbool, PhD students (ESRs) in this project (pictured with Prof. A. R. Boccaccini), presented initial results of their research. Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini introduced the Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials as an academic project partner. HyMedPoly aims to develop new therapies based on biomedical drug-free antibacterial polymers and inorganic materials for drug-free antibacterial hybrid biopolymers for infections. The projects of the Erlangen team are carried out in close collaboration with LUCIDEON Ltd., UK, industrial partner in the project. In the photos: the Erlangen team in HyMedPoly and the complete members of the network. (Click images to enlarge)