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Exploring the role of host-microbiome interactions in the development of periodontal biomarkers and personalised, precision periodontal care

*Please note, this project is self-funded*

Project details

First supervisor: Dr Svetislav Zaric

*Eligibility:UK or International

Duration: 3 or 4 years

Funding: Self-funded

Application deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found

Reference number: 2023/DOCS/03

Project description

Microbiome-derived biomarkers, encompassing both the compositional characteristics of the oral microbiome and specific microbial products, are gaining attention in the realm of periodontal diagnostics.

The microbial products or so-called microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) could be innate morphological features of the members of the oral microbiome, or they could be expressed as a result of their pathogenic activity.

This translational project aims to explore the role of MAMPs and their interactions with the host immune system in the development of periodontal biomarkers for disease risk assessment and novel therapeutic approaches for personalised, precision periodontal care.

To view entry requirements and further course information, see the Dental and Health Sciences Research MPhil/PhD. 

Next steps

Please apply online at following these steps:

  1. Register a new account/login
  2. Once logged in, select Create a new application
  3. Enter ‘Dental and Health Sciences Research MPhil/PhD (Full-time)/(Part-time)' under Choose a programme. Please ensure you select the correct mode of study
  4. Select  the start date
  5. Please note: Applicants must include the project reference number (2023/DOCS/03) in the 'Research proposal' and 'Funding (point 5)' sections of the application.

Applications must be received by the deadline specified in this listing.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with the first supervisor prior to submitting an application. 

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