Professor Luigi Nibali
Head of the Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions
- Professor of Periodontology
- Academic Lead and Director of the Postgraduate Periodontology Program
Professor Luigi Nibali originally trained in dentistry at the University of Catania (Italy) and completed his MSc and PhD in Periodontology (‘Genetics of aggressive periodontitis’) at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute (EDI). After leaving the EDI in 2016, he worked part-time at QMUL (Centre for Immunobiology & Regenerative Medicine) as Senior Lecturer and then Reader, continuing private practice limited to periodontology and implant dentistry. He has been on the UK GDC Specialist list for Periodontics since 2007.
Professor Nibali has published widely in periodontal and medical journals and received several periodontal research prizes, including the Fish prize from the British Society of Periodontology and the Socransky award from the International Association for Dental Research. He is in the Editorial Board of Journal of Dental Research and Journal of Clinical Periodontology and is the author of 2 books on periodontology and dysbiosis. His clinical focus his mainly on treatment of complex periodontal cases, particularly deep intrabony defects and molars with furcation involvement. His main research interests are minimally-invasive periodontal treatment, genetics/microbial risk factors for periodontitis and periodontal medicine. Together with his research team, he has proposed the concepts of periodontal infectogenomics and genetic dysbiosis, as part of an attempt to gain better understanding of the relationships between microbial triggers and host response in periodontitis. He joined King's College London in June 2019 as Academic Lead and Director of the Postgraduate Periodontology program.
Professor Nibali was appointed Head of the Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions in 2023.