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Dr Mike Cattell, Dr Saroash Shahid, Professor Gleb Sukhorukov and Dr Rob Whiley awarded Innovation Med Tech Project Funding (£25,000)

A cross-disciplinary team at QM have been awarded 25k to develop a novel chlorhexidine drug which can be encapsulated using layer by layer encapsulation of polyelectrolytes. This work will involve biological and translational studies to develop this technology for exciting new oral health care gel products and pharmaceuticals.

The team comprises; Dr Mike Cattell (Institute of Dentistry, IOD), Professor Gleb Sukhorukov (School of Engineering and Material Science, SEMS), Dr Samiul Hasan (IOD), Dr Dong Luo (SEMS), Dr Saroash Shahid, Dr Rob Whiley and Dr Simon Rawlinson (IOD).

Date added: Monday, May 8, 2017


QMUL Professor at the British Embassy in Paris discussing Brexit

 

The International Women’s Forum (IWF) UK held a panel discussion in Paris today on Shaping the new Europe: Challenges and Opportunities.  The panel was chaired by the broadcaster and journalist, Sue Cameron and four panellists covered a range of sectors. Vicky Pryce, the economist set the scene with an analysis of the challenges; Louise Cossey, KPMG based in Paris, considered leading business concerns and models; Cynthia Pine CBE, Professor of Dental Public Health from Queen Mary University of London led on key factors in higher education and health impacted by Brexit; the French political journalist, Anne-Elisabeth Moutet gave a challenging perspective of the French view of the UK and likely outcomes. The meeting was held at the British Embassy in Paris and joined by officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office led by Oriel Petry, Director for UK Trade and Investment France.

Photograph at the British Embassy in Paris: L to R: Professor Cynthia Pine CBE, Sue Cameron, Julie Goldstein, Chair of IWF (UK) and Louise Cossey, KPMG.

 

Research success at the British Orthodontic Conference

The british orthodontic conference took place last week.

Out of all the P/G research entries 3 of our candidates were selected to present their research as oral presentations. only 8 are selected in total from the whole of the country.

Rozana Bhamral  - supervisor - Prof. Johal

Samantha Collier  - supervisor - Dr. Fleming

Jeet Parekh  - supervisor -  Dr. Sharma

Jeet Parekh won 3rd prize for the research  prize  - 'An RCT comparing the dental and skeletal affects of the the twin block appliance worn part-time v's full time'. Supervisor/ Chief Investigator - Dr. Sharma

This is the first time we have had 3 candidates selected for the P/G presentations and QMUL was well represented with 3 out of the 8 presentations in total. 

The toothpaste that uses GLASS particles to remove decay - Professor Robert Hill - Daily Mail

Professor Robert Hill is featured in the Daily Mail, disucssing BioMinC.

 

Hebah Aldehlawi wins BSODR 2017 Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology Prize

Congratulations to Dr Hebah Aldehlawi (final year PhD student, Institute of Dentistry) who was awarded the prestigious BSODR Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology poster prize for her entry entitled "In vitro analysis of Keratin K2 function in protecting against carcinogenesis" at the British Society for Oral and Dental Research Conference 2017. Hebah's research, with her supervisors Prof Ahmad Waseem and Dr Anand Lalli, is producing some enlightening new discoveries on the role of the late differentiation marker Keratin K2 in oral epithelial disease.

 

EDM Conference success at Institute of Dentistry

The 2017 European Dental Materials Conference (EDM) was recently run at the Institute of Dentistry, QM with excellent feedback. The conference attracted delegates from 24 countries and as far as Korea and Japan. The EDM conference met one of its objectives by increasing women keynote speakers to 40-50 %, to encourage women to advance their careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine/Dentistry. This is in line with the Institute of Dentistry’s Athena Swan strategy. The meeting was supported by sponsors including: Ivoclar-Vivadent, 3M, Cera Dynamics Ltd, Straumann, GC, Schottlander, Voco, Instron and Wiley.

 

 

To attract younger delegates the society provided a Postgraduate student training day (chaired by Prof. Fortune) on “How to write a scientific paper for publication” under the guidance of Journal Editors (Dr Garry Fleming, Prof. Will Palin, Dr Nick Silikas, Prof. Nicoleta Ilie). The students also enjoyed training in the afternoon on Presentation/Voice Skills by Joseph Quinn (influencingnow.com).

 

Thank you to the organising committee that helped to make this an excellent event: Dr Cattell/EDM chair, Dr Shahid, Dr Patel, Dr Parker, Dr Jawad; technical staff (Mr Adel Houmani, Mr Chad Cluff, Ms Sally McFadyen, Mr Ronn Thomas, Ms Julia Schmidt); QMUL students (Dr Xiaojing Chen, Dr Samiul Hassan, Dr Farah Al-Khayyat, Dr Amani Agha, Dr Sami Bissau, Mr Tomas Duminis, Mr Andreas Tsoutsos); and, Professor Farida Fortune and Professor Graham Davis. A large amount of excellent delegate feedback was subsequently received, indicating the great success of the 2017 EDM Conference.

 

“Thank for the excellent EDM meeting! It was pleasure to attend in all respects. Best regards to the organizing committee”.

 

“I would like to thank you for a well organized and learnful conference. It was a pleasure for me to attend”.

 

“Thank you once again for excellent organisation and all the hard work. It was a great honour to be a part of it”.

 

“Congratulations on a job very well done. It was a very pleasant and friendly atmosphere throughout, thanks to the tone you set”.

 

“Phenomenal conference - you did fantastically”.

 

 

Educating the Educated - A Report of an Undergraduate Medical Student with Multiple Carious Lesions and Poor Dietary Habits

Dr Saroash Shahid, Dr Mike Cattell and Prof Robert Hill awarded QMUL Proof of Concept Funding (£46,800)

Dr Saroash Shahid (Dental Physical Sciences), Dr Mike Cattell (Centre Adult Oral Health) and Prof Robert Hill have secured QMUL Proof of Concept Funding to develop a new adhesive cements for fixed restorations to enhance their mechanical and aesthetic properties. This work will be in collaboration with industry and Dr Garry Fleming (Dublin Dental School).

QMUL Educational Collaboration with Dental Wings/Straumann

We are delighted to announce an educational collaboration which has been established between the Institute of Dentistry, Dental Wings Inc., and Straumann. The School will be supported with equipment and software of well over £100,000 for a five year project. This will allow undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of the digital work flow from patient scanning through to digital design of restorations and manufacture.

Dr Shakeel Shahdad (Barts Health) and Dr Mike Cattell (Centre of Adult Oral Health) will be working with this consortium to deliver the project. Dr Shahdad will also be implementing this for delivery of patient care at The Royal London Dental Hospital to further consolidate the reputation of the Institute as a Centre of Excellence in the UK.

This initiative will be launched at the European Dental Materials Conference to be held at Barts and the London, School of Dentistry 30th August –1st September 2017.

Institute of Dentistry researchers awarded Proof of Concept funding (£50000) to develop new technology to better identify head and neck cancers caused by HPV.

Professor Ahmad Waseem and his team are developing a novel way to identify the increasing number of HPV-driven head and neck cancers. This is vital for improving cancer patient care as HPV related tumours have a much better outcome than those caused by other factors such as alcohol, tobacco or areca nut consumption. Personalisation of treatment using this new technology may also allow for less invasive ‘de-intensified’ treatment strategies with fewer side-effects.

The initial discovery was part of Katarzyna Niemiec’s PhD study (Institute of Dentistry) funded jointly by the Rosetrees Trust and Facial Research Foundation-Saving Faces but this Proof of Concept grant is essential for Professor Waseem and his clinical colleagues Professor Iain Hutchison (Consultant in OMFS, Barts Health and Chief Executive of the Facial Surgery Research Foundation – Saving Faces) and Dr. Anand Lalli (NIHR funded ACL, Institute of Dentistry) to test the new technology against current methods for HPV detection which are significantly more complex, expensive and time-consuming.

 

 

Dr Elena Calciolari, a research fellow since 2015, has been awarded the L’Oréal UNESCO for women in science award 2017 for Italy

Professor Nikolaos Donos and the Centre for Oral Clinical Research are happy to announce that Dr Elena Calciolari, a research fellow since 2015, has been awarded the L’Oréal UNESCO for women in science award 2017 for Italy. The award recognises promising young researchers from different fields (from Life Science, to Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering) and this year more than 450 candidacies were received. Dr Calciolari’s project aims to test the use of indices calculated on dental panoramic radiographs to intercept patients affected by osteoporosis. Considering the high mortality and morbidity related to osteoporotic fractures and the economic burden related to its treatment and long-term care, early diagnosis and prevention strategies are considered a priority. Dr Calciolari is the first dentist to win this award for Italy. The idea of this project arose during Dr Calciolari’s PhD when, under the supervision of Professor Nikolaos Donos and Dr Nikos Mardas, she completed a systematic review and meta-analysis that showed the potential of dental x-rays in the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

This award follows previous recognitions of Dr Calciolari’s research activity, such as the Goldman award for clinical research from the Italian Society of Periodontology and the John Zamet prize.

LKinks to the videos (in Italian)

http://www.adnkronos.com/salute/2017/06/12/calciolari-una-passione-nata-all-universita-progetto-ricerca-per-donne_156QawtG6arQvRn5DyYJBM.html

http://m.donnamoderna.com/bellezza/loreal-unesco-per-le-donne-e-la-scienza

Newspaper article

http://www.pressreader.com/@elena_calciolari/csb_WFJvLqn2J65070L6me-n_rEf3cZmRY2tvlPwYdgiOpE

 

Centre's for Oral Clinical Research Dr Vanessa Sousa Moreno wins the IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Award

Dr Vanessa Sousa Moreno has received the IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Award to attend the IADR General Session in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This award was established to support young investigators developing research in the area of oral disease prevention and to facilitate the presentation of their work to the international oral health research community.
 
Dr Sousa presented “Microbial Ecology of Peri-Implantitis: Modelling Microcosm Biofilms” during the Implantology Research – Oral Session. Professor Dave Spratt, Dr Nikos Mardas and Professor Nikolaos Donos supervised the research project. This prestigious international award is granted only to one scientist from the following IADR regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa/Middle East and Asia/Pacific region.

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is 2nd in the UK for Dentistry as published in the Guardian University Guide for 2018

The latest results in the Guardian league tables, which focus on the quality of teaching, student satisfaction and employability, mean that QMUL is the top university in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for this subject.

QMUL rises one place in the rankings for Dentistry compared to last year, achieving an overall score of 94.6 out of 100, with 95 per cent of students saying they were satisfied with the course and their teaching. This follows our excellent results in the recently published Complete University Guide - which listed QMUL as top in Dentistry.

The Guardian University Guide ranks universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey (NSS).

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1st ITI Education Week London - Modern Treatment Solutions for Advanced Clinical Problems July 10-14, 2017

1st ITI Education Week London
Modern Treatment Solutions for Advanced Clinical Problems
July 10-14, 2017


Course Information

Despite the high predictability of treatments with titanium dental implants, long term success and aesthetic outcomes are a continuing challenge in cases of implants placed in areas with significant bone and soft tissue loss. This course will provide evidence-based and up to date treatment solutions for different clinical scenarios where implant placement and restoration is not straightforward. Utilising clinically orientated lectures, workshops, live surgeries, videos and case based discussions, the participant will be provided with the necessary knowledge as well as technical advice/tips starting from initial treatment planning to the delivery of final implant restorations in advanced cases where the lack of hard and soft tissue creates a challenging clinical situation.  

To download the flyer, please click here: ITI Education Week [PDF 1,204KB]

Link for registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/wvq4y1

Link to the ITI EW London Overview: http://www.iti.org/EW2017_London

 

QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the UK’s highest ranking university for Dentistry, as published today in The Complete University Guide league table for 2018.

It is also the only university in the country to achieve the maximum overall score of 100 in the subject, with the Guide commenting that “the university has excellent scores for all of the measures used.” It also highlights our friendly and supportive environment and exceptional pastoral care.

 The Complete University Guide is compiled from Higher Education Statistics Agency data on university entry standards, student-staff ratios, spending on academic services, spending on facilities, good honours degrees, graduate prospects, completion and overseas student enrolments.

PhD student receives the prestigious IADR Cariology Research Group Science Award

 

 

Dr Wei-Te (Ken) Huang (centre left) was the recipient of the prestigious IADR CARIOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP SCIENCE AWARD 2017 for his paper titled “Cariostatic Effects of Commercial Silver Diammine Fluoride Components on Enamel” presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of IADR in San Francisco, USA. The abstract was co-authored by Mr. Tomas Duminis, Dr. Saroash Shahid and Prof. Paul Anderson. The IADR CARIOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP SCIENCE AWARD is intended to promote the quality of science at the annual IADR meeting.

Dr Huang is supervised by Dr Saroash Shahid and Prof Paul Anderson. In the broader context, Dr Huang’s PhD project explores kinetic and structural aspects of demineralization and remineralization of tooth . Dr Huang joined the Institute of Dentistry in 2014, and successfully completed MSc in Oral Biology with a distinction for which he was awarded the Principal’s Prize in 2015.

Oral Health Promotion Research Prize at the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD)

Congratulations to Aditi Mondkar (specialty trainee at Public Health England), Vanessa Muirhead (Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, Paddy Evans (Senior Dental Officer) and Desmond Wright (Honorary Senior Lecturer) for winning the Oral Health Promotion Research Prize at the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD)  Spring Scientific Meeting in April.

The prize awards collaboration between academics and oral health promoters disseminating good oral health promotion practice and evaluation. The team presented their research poster titledDeveloping a Social Care Oral Health Resource – The “10 Key Questions for Foster Carers” Booklet.

The team’s research is also featured as a case study in the Local Government Association policy document “Healthy futures Supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children” published in December 2016 (http://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/healthy-futures-supportin-9cf.pdf).

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