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Metabolics of preventing and treating periodontal disease throughout life.

Project details:

First supervisor: Dr Vitor de Carvalho Moreno das Neves

Second supervisor: Professor Mark Ide

Sponsor: Self-funded

Mode of study: Full-time

Project duration: 4 years

Eligibility: Home/EU and Overseas

Start date: Open until suitable candidate is found

Application deadline:  Open until suitable candidate is found

Reference number:  2022/DOCS/02

Project description:

Chronic inflammatory periodontal disease (PD) is widespread globally with associations with systemic disease, ultimately leading to tooth loss. Current therapeutic strategies and products used in PD treatment and prevention rely on antimicrobial effects. To date, no management strategy has been created that effectively tackles the inflammatory response responsible to lead to the dysbiosis that causes PD. Metabolic modulation has shown to have positive effect on inflammatory responses. However, not much is understood on the effect of lifelong metabolism modulation on oral disease management. This application focuses on understanding the effect of metabolic modulation on local/systemic factors and tissues in order to help elucidate ways to manage oral and systemic disease throughout life.

To view entry requirements and further general information, see Dental and Health Sciences Research MPhil/PhD prospectus page.

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 (2022/DOCS/02) in the 'Research proposal' and 'Funding (point 5)' sections of the application.


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

Contact for further information:

Vitor C. M. Neves


Related Centre:  

  • Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions

  • Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology:

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