Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces
Creating a cross-disciplinary research hub to deliver antimicrobial innovation with real impact.
The University of Liverpool is one of NBIC’s four lead research institutions and its involvement is through the Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces, which is led by Professor Rasmita Raval. The hub combines interdisciplinary surface and materials science expertise with advanced imaging techniques across the physical and life sciences. The pivotal role of surfaces in biofilm formation is studied with precision - often at the nanoscale and single-cell level- enabling structure-property relationships that govern microbial adhesion, biofilm development and antimicrobial action to be established. The Hub creates seamless interactions between researchers, industry and clinicians, enabling science and innovation to progress together.
Professor Rasmita Raval is the Director of the Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Sciences.
The Open Innovation Hub team is made up of experts with a range of backgrounds in life and physical sciences. Here you can find out more about our researchers and their fields of expertise.
We work with companies of all sizes from SMEs to multinationals. We can offer surface, materials and microbiological analysis on a contract basis as well as partnering on grant funded projects.
The Hub is focused on designing and engineering a new generation of intelligent surfaces and materials that are capable of inhibiting bacterial, viral, and fungal attachment and proliferation.
Find out the latest developments at the Open Innovation Hub for Microbial Sciences.
We work with companies of all sizes from SMEs to multinationals. We can offer surface, materials and biological analysis on a contract basis as well as partnering on grant funded projects.