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Biography

Professor Guy Carpenter (PI) has been studying saliva and salivary glands for 25 years at King’s College London. 

Seventy publications, 13 previous and 5 current PhD students, he has organised symposia at International Association of Dental Research conferences (5-7000 attendees) and is co-organizing the largest specific conference (Saliva symposia, approx. 200 attendees). 

A past president of the salivary research group within the leading association for dental research (IADR) he is still the European President of Salivary Group for the IADR. 

Seven of his PhD studentships have been BBSRC CASE awards co-funded by industry from oral health and food sectors. 

Research has focused on the role of saliva in the mouth with an emphasis on oral lubrication - in health associated with food interactions such as taste, astringency and in disease associated with dry mouth/xerostomia caused by disease, medication or irradiation.