Sign In for Full Access

Quick access through the institutional single sign-on Manchester Met Sign In
Skip this for now
Public Access Here

Sign In for Free Access

Login with email for free guest access to a range of Rise content
Logging You In!
Incorrect Password (Click Here to Reset)! Passwords Must Match Password must be more than 8 characters
Skip this for now
Man Met Access Here
Activity: Takes place with a fixed time and schedule
lock Restricted Content
2nd May
to 3rd June
300 You will earn 300 bronze points for completing this activity.
Log In To Book

Antimicrobial test method development: The next step in combating antimicrobial resistance

2nd May to 3rd June
There is growing concern over the increase of antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial materials may offer a solution , but testing is fundamental to ensuring they work. Gain key skills in microbiology, experimental design, and data analysis as you develop a method to accurately test a range of materials for their antimicrobial capability.

Host Researcher: Dr James Redfern

Antimicrobial materials are becoming a more popular option of controlling microbial spread in healthcare settings due to the increase in resistance to traditional methods of microbial control, which is estimated to cost the global economy $100 trillion by 2050.

To understand how efficacious these materials are, data is usually collected via a standardised test method. However, standardised test methods vary, and often the characteristics and methodological choices can make it difficult to infer that any perceived antimicrobial activity demonstrated in the laboratory can be confidently assumed to an end-use setting.

This project will investigate whether certain materials that are currently accepted as antimicrobial and are used widely in healthcare and industry settings retain their efficacy when subjected to environmental conditions that would be considered true to the real-world.

This project will require interns to have prior experience of Microbiology laboratory skills.

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate... with researchers across the university
  • Develop... methodologies across a variety of techniques
  • Analyse... experimental data and draw conclusions
  • Contribute... to the pursuit of more realistic test methods
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 02/05/22 to 03/06/22
    RISE Research Internship - Microbiology