National Biofilms Innovation Centre

Supporting Collaboration for Impact in Biofilm Research

68 68 people viewed this event.

NBIC Showcase: Supporting Collaboration for Impact in Biofilm Research

Delegates at this event will hear about the extensive opportunities offered by NBIC and Medilink Midlands to support collaboration between academia and industry in the area of biofilm research and innovation. Presentations and tours will provide an opportunity to see the state-of-the-art facilities available to characterize biofilms at the University of Nottingham or through NBIC partners.

A selection of projects that exemplify successful collaborations between academia and industry will be presented by experts in the field, and there will be the opportunity for delegates to pitch ideas for new collaborations. Networking will be facilitated over coffee and lunch breaks, during the tours and by interacting with allied support organisations who will be present.

We will be joined by an expert panel of speakers from the University of Nottingham’s Biodiscovery Institute and the Schools of Life Sciences, Engineering and Dentistry including:

  • Professor Kim Hardie
  • Professor Miguel Cámara
  • Mr Tim Self
  • Dr Robert Markus
  • Mr Matt Piggott
  • Professor Paul Williams
  • Professor Alvaro Mata
  • Dr Sarah Kuehne

Dr Caroline Sykes, Innovation Advisor for Medilink Midlands, will be presenting on how Medilink can support the impact of Nottingham’s biofilm expertise and the life sciences more widely.

Further presentation themes will include:

  • NBIC Intro-Robot/Compounds/Drug delivery
  • Platform facilities at the University of Nottingham – Pathogen Imaging/NmRC
  • Anti biofilm coatings on catheters
  • Hydrogel biofilm models
  • Oral biofilm models

In addition to the formal presentations, we are also offering our delegates the opportunity to contribute to our event programme. If you would like to deliver a 5-minute presentation on the event topic during the morning session, please contact

The event will also offer an optional tour, which is anticipated to finish at 3pm.

This free-to-attend event is held as part of the INSTILS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Please note: whilst this event is held as part of the INSTILS programme, attendance is not restricted to companies in the D2N2/NG area and is open to all.


Date And Time

17/05/2023 @ 09:30 AM to
17/05/2023 @ 01:30 PM

Share With Friends