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

70 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. 

7 of the 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.